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Smithsonian Intimate Guide to Human Origins

↠ Smithsonian Intimate Guide to Human Origins ↠ Carl Zimmer - Smithsonian Intimate Guide to Human Origins, Smithsonian Intimate Guide to Human Origins From the savannas of Africa to modern day labs for biomechanical analysis and molecular genetics Smithsonian Intimate Guide to Human Origins reveals how anthropologists are furiously redrawing the hu

  • Title: Smithsonian Intimate Guide to Human Origins
  • Author: Carl Zimmer
  • ISBN: 9780061196676
  • Page: 413
  • Format: Paperback

↠ Smithsonian Intimate Guide to Human Origins ↠ Carl Zimmer, Smithsonian Intimate Guide to Human Origins, Carl Zimmer, Smithsonian Intimate Guide to Human Origins From the savannas of Africa to modern day labs for biomechanical analysis and molecular genetics Smithsonian Intimate Guide to Human Origins reveals how anthropologists are furiously redrawing the human family tree Their discoveries have spawned a host of new questions Should chimpanzees be included as a human species Was it the physical difficulty of h ↠ Smithsonian Intimate Guide to Human Origins ↠ Carl Zimmer - Smithsonian Intimate Guide to Human Origins, Smithsonian Intimate Guide to Human Origins From the savannas of Africa to modern day labs for biomechanical analysis and molecular genetics Smithsonian Intimate Guide to Human Origins reveals how anthropologists are furiously redrawing the hu

  • ↠ Smithsonian Intimate Guide to Human Origins ↠ Carl Zimmer
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Smithsonian Intimate Guide to Human Origins

About "Carl Zimmer"

  1. Carl Zimmer

    Carl Zimmer is a columnist for the New York Times and the author of 13 books about science His latest book, She Has Her Mother s Laugh, will be published in May 2018 Zimmer is a frequent guest on Radiolab and has written hundreds of articles for magazines such as National Geographic, The Atlantic, and Wired He is, to his knowledge, the only writer after whom a species of tapeworm has been named Visit him at carlzimmer, on Facebook at facebook carlzimmerauthor and on Twitter carlzimmer.

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  1. An enjoyable look at the history of the human species or at least what is known of it for now The book goes into decent depth in terms of controversy surrounding certain aspects of evolution for instance, bipedalism and why it arose as well as explaining how paleoanthropologists manage to deduce as much as they do from such small fragments of fossil.The book was overall enjoyable and a light enough read that it goes by quickly In particular, the illustrations and photographs were near I would re [...]



  2. Carl Zimmer s book is a creditable survey of the science of human origins His text is easy to read, and his treatment of the subject fairly extensive given how broad it is, but where this book really shines is in the visuals There are 100 color photographs and illustrations in this book, and that works out to around one every two pages This is something that book publishers could learn from if you want to engage the minds of the modern reader, you could do worse than to give a picture text rati [...]


  3. Beknopte beschrijving van de geschiedenis van de mens als soort vanaf de eerste hominiden tot de eerste landbouw en veeteelt.Het boekje is vooral interessant vanwege de jongste inzichten en ontdekkingen, waarvan sommige het beeld van onze voorgeschiedenis opvallend ingrijpend weten te veranderen Erg volledig is het boekje echter niet, de ontdekking van het vuur en de ontwikkeling van borsten bijvoorbeeld worden volledig overgeslagen en aan de Paranthropus tak wordt nul aandacht besteed.Zo is het [...]


  4. This is a very readable and visually appealing introduction to our evolutionary roots Packed with illustrations, photographs, and discussions of contemporary theories example Did humans and neanderthals interbreed , it reads fairly fast I found the actual writing to be a bit choppy though, with a few vagaries and some distracting tangents Still, it s fairly up to date it even includes Homo Floresiensis the so called hobbits As a general overview of a fascinating science, I d give it a solid reco [...]


  5. This was a fine basic introduction to what is known about hominids However it suffered from the fact that I have just read Ian Tattersall s book Becoming Human, which has much better writing This book did have wonderful glossy photos of artifacts, reconstructions of what various hominids looked like, and of fossils I also did not like how the final chapter of the book mentions evolutionary psychology without indicating that it is not a very respected field of science.


  6. Great book about our distant ancestors I m glad I started with this book on the subject it s an easy to read introduction with beautiful photos of the fossils Should be read by all homo sapiens I ll end this review as many e mails end forward this to ten homo sapiens you know and you ll have good luck


  7. Voor alle mensen die Darwin s The Origin of the Species te moeilijk vinden.Makkelijk leesbaar en goed begrijpbaar.Een aanrader voor al diegene die ondanks alle feiten de evolutie theorie blijven verwerpen.


  8. Solid presentation Easy read, great illustrations Provides a good overview It is not overly technical which relegates it to those who are beginners or maybe some intermediates in the studying of human evolution I do recommend it to be part of your science bookshelf.


  9. Like a series of Discover articles, up to date, lots of nice photos, graphs, and charts A useful primer on the topic.


  10. Great book, but didn t go into the details too deep, and didn t talk about some of the roots of the M168 and connection of the indigenous Australians It is similar to many books on the subject.




  11. I read the version whose title is Where Did We Come From It was exactly the same book as the Smithsonian Guide I don t like the inserts.


  12. I admit it, I bought this book for the pictures The photography is awesome Mr Zimmer s book is an excellent summary of human origins and an easy read.


  13. A popular level account of human origins Carl Zimmer s writing is crystal clear as usual and the illustrations are first rate.


  14. A great introductory book on hominids human evolution Easy to read, concisely written and packed with very interesting information.



  15. I enjoyed the book and I enjoy Zimmer s style of writing I did not enjoy the inserts, it was like reading National Geographic articles with inserts that disrupt the story line.




  16. I read the version whose title is Where Did We Come From It was exactly the same book as the Smithsonian Guide I don t like the inserts.


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