Evolution: The Human Story

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Dorling Kindersley, 2011 - Science - 256 pages

How did we develop from simple animals inhabiting small pockets of forest in Africa to the dominant species on Earth? Traveling back almost eight million years to our earliest primate relatives, Evolution: The Human Story charts the development of our species from tree-dwelling primates to modern humans.

Investigating each of our ancestors in detail and in context, from the anatomy of their bones to the environment they lived in, Evolution: The Human Story profiles every human relative and ancestor discovered to date, and illustrates them in lifelike form.

Amazingly realistic CGI and model reconstructions by the renowned Dutch paleoartists, the Kennis brothers, bring us face-to-face and eye-to-eye with some of our distant ancestors, portraying them as never before.

Drawing on cutting-edge research and the latest theories to reveal new and surprising elements, shining a light on previously inaccessible and unimagined detail, Evolution: The Human Story takes on a depth and fascination that is hard to resist.

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About the author (2011)

Dr. Alice Roberts is a doctor, anatomist, osteoarchaeologist, and anthropologist. She teaches clinical anatomy, embryology, and physical anthropology at Bristol University and has presented a number of television programs in the UK, including Dr. Alice Roberts: Don't Die Young, Coast, The Incredible Human Journey and Digging for Britain. Alice is the author of The Complete Human Body.

Adrie and Alfons Kennis are twin brother paleo-artists from Arnhem in the Netherlands. They are fascinated with human evolution and specialize in three-dimensional reconstructions of animals and humans, which can be seen in various museums throughout Europe.

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