The Resource Masters of the planet : the search for our human origins, Ian Tattersall

Masters of the planet : the search for our human origins, Ian Tattersall

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Masters of the planet : the search for our human origins
Title
Masters of the planet
Title remainder
the search for our human origins
Statement of responsibility
Ian Tattersall
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"When homo sapiens made their entrance 100,000 years ago they were confronted by a wide range of other early humans--homo erectus, who walked better and used fire; homo habilis who used tools; and of course the Neanderthals, who were brawny and strong. But shortly after their arrival, something happened that vaulted the species forward and made them the indisputable masters of the planet. This book is devoted to revealing just what that difference is. It explores how the physical traits and cognitive ability of homo sapiens distanced them from the rest of nature. Even more importantly, Masters of the Planet looks at how our early ancestors acquired these superior abilities; it shows that their strange and unprecedented mental facility is not, as most of us were taught, simply a basic competence that was refined over unimaginable eons by natural selection. Instead, it is an emergent capacity that was acquired quite recently and changed the world definitively"--
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Tattersall, Ian
Dewey number
599.93/8
Index
index present
LC call number
GN281
LC item number
.T364 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Human beings
  • Human evolution
  • Evolutionary psychology
Target audience
adult
Label
Masters of the planet : the search for our human origins, Ian Tattersall
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Ancient origins -- The rise of the bipedal apes -- Early hominid lifestyles and the interior world -- Australopith variety -- Striding out -- Life on the savanna -- Out of Africa- and back -- The first cosmopolitan hominid -- Ice ages and early Europeans -- Who were the Neanderthals? -- Archaic and modern -- Enigmatic arrival -- The origin of symbolic behavior -- In the beginning was the word
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxii, 266 p.
Isbn
9780230108752
Lccn
2011034415
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • 961966
  • (DLC)in018273734
  • 961966
  • (OCoLC)ocn733231407
  • 962490
  • 962490
Label
Masters of the planet : the search for our human origins, Ian Tattersall
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Ancient origins -- The rise of the bipedal apes -- Early hominid lifestyles and the interior world -- Australopith variety -- Striding out -- Life on the savanna -- Out of Africa- and back -- The first cosmopolitan hominid -- Ice ages and early Europeans -- Who were the Neanderthals? -- Archaic and modern -- Enigmatic arrival -- The origin of symbolic behavior -- In the beginning was the word
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxii, 266 p.
Isbn
9780230108752
Lccn
2011034415
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • 961966
  • (DLC)in018273734
  • 961966
  • (OCoLC)ocn733231407
  • 962490
  • 962490

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