Ve to admit I was way nterested Between Octobers in the fossils and science thann the people stories behind the discoverers but this s still a very approachable book with lots to chew on. Bother going home at night to devote hours to science; Owen Lovejoy a onetime creationist turned paleoanthropologist; Berhane Asfaw who survived mprisonment and torture to become Ethiopia's most senior paleoanthropologist and who fought for African scientists to gain eual footing n the study of human origins; and the Leakeys for decades the most famous family n paloanthropologyAn The Taming of the Werewolf intriguing tale of scientific discovery obsession and rivalry that moves from the sun baked desert of Africa and a nation caughtn a brutal civil war to modern high tech labs and academic lecture halls Fossil Men Second Biennial Report of the State Board of Health of the State of Iowa: For the Fiscal Period Ending June 30, 1883 (Classic Reprint) is popular science atts best and a must read for fans of Jared Diamond Richard Dawkins and Edward O Wilson.
Really great read Amazing background on paleontology told n a gripping way that elucidates politics and the personal to show how science s made Thanks to the publisher fo. A behind the scenes account of the discovery of the oldest skeleton of a human ancestor named Ardi a find that shook the world of paleoanthropology and radically altered our understanding of human evolutionIn 1994 a team led by fossil hunting legend Tim White the Steve Jobs of paleoanthropology uncovered the bones of a human ancestor n Ethiopia's Afar region Radiometric dating of nearby rocks ndicated the skeleton classified as Ardipithecus ramidus was 44 million years old than a million years older than Lucy then the oldest known human ancestor The findings challenged many assumptions about human evolution how we started walking upright how we evolved our nimble hands and most significantly wheth.
R the advanced reading copyFascinating look at paleo anthropology and the men yes First Cosmic Velocity in this case they are all men who found Ardi a skeleton a million years older than Lucy I ha. Er we were descended from an ancestor that resembled today's chimpanzee and repudiated a half century of paleoanthropological orthodoxyFossil Mens the first full length exploration of Ardi the fossil men who found her and her Philosophy of Psychopharmacology: Smart Pills, Happy Pills, and Pepp Pills impact on what we know about the origins of the human species Its a scientific detective story played out n anatomy and the natural history of the human body Kermit Pattison brings nto focus a cast of eccentric obsessive scientists Joshi Mousou Shoukougun, Vol. 4 including one of the world's greatest fossil hunters Tim White an exacting and unforgiving fossil hunter whose virtuoso skillsn the field were matched only by his propensity for making enemies; Gen Suwa a Japanese savant who sometimes didn't.