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The Resource The last human : a guide to twenty-two species of extinct humans, created by G.J. Sawyer and Viktor Deak ; text by Esteban Sarmiento, G.J. Sawyer and Richard Milner ; with contributions by Donald C. Johanson, Maeve Leakey and Ian Tattersall

The last human : a guide to twenty-two species of extinct humans, created by G.J. Sawyer and Viktor Deak ; text by Esteban Sarmiento, G.J. Sawyer and Richard Milner ; with contributions by Donald C. Johanson, Maeve Leakey and Ian Tattersall

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The last human : a guide to twenty-two species of extinct humans
Title
The last human
Title remainder
a guide to twenty-two species of extinct humans
Statement of responsibility
created by G.J. Sawyer and Viktor Deak ; text by Esteban Sarmiento, G.J. Sawyer and Richard Milner ; with contributions by Donald C. Johanson, Maeve Leakey and Ian Tattersall
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Cataloging source
UKM
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Sawyer, G. J.
Dewey number
569.9
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1941-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Sarmiento, Esteban E
  • Milner, Richard
  • Deak, Viktor
  • Tattersall, Ian
  • Studio V
  • American Museum of Natural History
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fossil hominids
  • Human evolution
  • Paleoanthropology
  • Human beings
Label
The last human : a guide to twenty-two species of extinct humans, created by G.J. Sawyer and Viktor Deak ; text by Esteban Sarmiento, G.J. Sawyer and Richard Milner ; with contributions by Donald C. Johanson, Maeve Leakey and Ian Tattersall
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "A Peter N. Nevraumont book."
  • Reconstructions of fossil hominids on display in the American Museum of Natural History's Spitzer Hall of Human Origins
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 251) and index
Contents
Foreword / by Donald C. Johanson -- We were not alone. Introduction / by Ian Tattersall -- The earliest African hominids. Morning encounters. Sahelanthropus tchadensis. Orrorin tuganensis. Ardipithecus ramidus and kadabba -- Omo, Lake Turkana, and Awash basins and the appearance of the human lineage. A much welcomed visit : Australopithecus anamensis. We are family : Kenyanthropus platyops. The first nomad? Australopithecus afarensis. Dispatching a mortal enemy : Paranthropus aethiopicus. The first tool-using scavenger? Australopithecus garhi -- The South African fossil caves sites. The animal trap : Australopithecus africanus. To live and die on the high veldt : Paranthropus robustus/crassidens -- Back to the East African Great Rift Valley and the appearance of Homo. A two leg advantage : Homo rudolfensis. The luck of the Pygmy : Homo habilis. In the shadow of man : Paranthropus boisei. When opportunity knocks : Homo ergaster -- From Africa to Asia? A handful of know-how : Homo georgicus. Eve without Adam : Homo erectus. A winter night's desperation : Homo pekinensis. An island sunset for the little people : Homo floresiensis -- Africa, Europe, and then the world. The ultimate competitor : Homo antecessor. How to grow a sugarplum tree : Homo rhodesiensis. Greed and equality : Homo heidelbergensis. Hunters and hunted : Homo neanderthalensis -- Then there was one. Homo sapiens -- Afterword / by Maeve Leakey -- Appendix 1. The search for faces of the past / by G.J. Sawyer and Viktor Deak -- Appendix 2. Portraits of prehistory : imaging our ancestors / by Richard Milner
Control code
ocm71164001
Dimensions
28 cm.
Extent
256 p.
Isbn
9780300100471
Other physical details
ill. (chiefly col.), maps
System control number
(OCoLC)71164001
Label
The last human : a guide to twenty-two species of extinct humans, created by G.J. Sawyer and Viktor Deak ; text by Esteban Sarmiento, G.J. Sawyer and Richard Milner ; with contributions by Donald C. Johanson, Maeve Leakey and Ian Tattersall
Publication
Note
  • "A Peter N. Nevraumont book."
  • Reconstructions of fossil hominids on display in the American Museum of Natural History's Spitzer Hall of Human Origins
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 251) and index
Contents
Foreword / by Donald C. Johanson -- We were not alone. Introduction / by Ian Tattersall -- The earliest African hominids. Morning encounters. Sahelanthropus tchadensis. Orrorin tuganensis. Ardipithecus ramidus and kadabba -- Omo, Lake Turkana, and Awash basins and the appearance of the human lineage. A much welcomed visit : Australopithecus anamensis. We are family : Kenyanthropus platyops. The first nomad? Australopithecus afarensis. Dispatching a mortal enemy : Paranthropus aethiopicus. The first tool-using scavenger? Australopithecus garhi -- The South African fossil caves sites. The animal trap : Australopithecus africanus. To live and die on the high veldt : Paranthropus robustus/crassidens -- Back to the East African Great Rift Valley and the appearance of Homo. A two leg advantage : Homo rudolfensis. The luck of the Pygmy : Homo habilis. In the shadow of man : Paranthropus boisei. When opportunity knocks : Homo ergaster -- From Africa to Asia? A handful of know-how : Homo georgicus. Eve without Adam : Homo erectus. A winter night's desperation : Homo pekinensis. An island sunset for the little people : Homo floresiensis -- Africa, Europe, and then the world. The ultimate competitor : Homo antecessor. How to grow a sugarplum tree : Homo rhodesiensis. Greed and equality : Homo heidelbergensis. Hunters and hunted : Homo neanderthalensis -- Then there was one. Homo sapiens -- Afterword / by Maeve Leakey -- Appendix 1. The search for faces of the past / by G.J. Sawyer and Viktor Deak -- Appendix 2. Portraits of prehistory : imaging our ancestors / by Richard Milner
Control code
ocm71164001
Dimensions
28 cm.
Extent
256 p.
Isbn
9780300100471
Other physical details
ill. (chiefly col.), maps
System control number
(OCoLC)71164001

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