The Red Ape: Orang-Utans and Human Origins

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Hougton Miffin Company, 1987 - Science - 337 pages
A fascinating tour of evolutionary biology that calls into question our implicit social and political commitment to the current theories, offering persuasive evidence that our closest relative is not the gorilla but the orangutan. 16 page black-and-white photo insert. Illustrations.

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The red ape: orang-utans and human origins

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Anthropologist Schwartz, stating that "Our closest living relative is the orangu-tan,'' and not the great apes, lays out evidence for and against his controversial views and reviews some of the ... Read full review


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In Pursuit of Human Ancestry
The Search for Our Closest Relatives

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Jeffrey H. Schwartz is a professor of physical anthropology at the University of Pittsburgh and a research associate at the American Museum of Natural History.

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