Origins: What New Discoveries Reveal about the Emergence of Our Species and Its Possible Future

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Macdonald and Jane's, 1977 - Anthropology - 264 pages
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Where did we come from? Where are we going?

Richard Leakey and Roger Lewin continue the pioneering field work of Louis and Mary Leakey by fitting together the pieces of our past to discover new answers to these age-old questions. The authors explore our long-buried past--from the feral roots of humanity, through the eons of time, to society today, replete with its wonders and anomalies--searcing for valuable insights into the future of modern society.

In this vast survey of human origins and evolution, Leakey and Lewin present intriguing scientific information in such a way that the general reader will be fascinated and drawn into the search.

"One of the most readable and informative boks of its kind." -- Ashley Montagu, Saturday Review

"It is a pleasure to see in print an authentic representation of what are, with only minor exceptions, the views held by most of the professionals in the field. Graced with humor, intriguing ideas, and unfamiliar insights.' -- Carl Sagan, The New York Times Book Review

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User Review  - AprilBrown - LibraryThing

What ages would I recommend it too? – Twelve and up. Length? – Several days read. Characters? – Human kind throughout history. Setting? – Earth. Written approximately? – 1977. Does the story leave ... Read full review

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User Review  - unclebob53703 - LibraryThing

First book I ever read on human origins, and I was hooked. Lots of information, but it tells a great story too. Read full review

Contents

Humanity in Perspective
8
The Greatest Revolution
19
The Roots of Humanity
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