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Publisher Comments:

A Choice Outstanding Academic Book

A Library Journal Best Sci-Tech Book

A New York Times Notable Book

Once in a generation a book such as African Exodus emerges to transform the way we see ourselves. This landmark book, which argues that our genes betray the secret of a single racial stock shared by all of modern humanity, has set off one of the most bitter debates in contemporary science. "We emerged out of Africa," the authors cont, "less than 100,000 years ago and replaced all other human populations." Employing persuasive fossil and genetic evidence (the proof is in the blood, not just the bones) and an exceptionally readable style, Stringer and McKie challenge long-held beliefs that suggest we evolved separately as different races with genetic roots reaching back two million years.

Dr. Christopher Stringer, the scientist responsible for the single-origin theory, is the director of the Human Origins Group at the Natural History Museum in London.

Robin McKie is the Science Editor of the Observer in London.

A Choice Outstanding Academic Book

A Library Journal Best Sci-Tech Book

A New York Times Notable Book

Once in a generation a book such as African Exodus emerges to change the way we see ourselves. Contending that Homo sapiens is a young species that emerged out of Africa less than 100,000 years ago and replaced all other human populations, Stringer and McKie show that humanity shares a single racial stock and describes how our genes betray this secret. Challenging the long-held assumption that we evolved separately as different races, they demonstrate, drawing on fossil and genetic evidence, that apparent racial distinctions are merely geographic variants that developed after we spread throughout the world. This dramatic and readable book reveals why our species has thrived while others, including the Neandertals, died out. In so doing it has ignited one of the fiercest debates in modern science.

“[A] remarkable story . . . An engaging exposition of the saga of human evolution, emphasizing the extraordinary burst of cultural advancement that began around 40,000 years ago . . . Reminds us what extraordinary mysteries we remain.”The Washington Post

"Superb . . . This delightful and extremely well written book will stimulate all who read it to ponder the origins and meaning of our humanity."Don Johanson, author of Lucy: The Beginnings of Humankind

Synopsis:

A Choice Outstanding Academic Book

A Library Journal Best Sci-Tech Book

A New York Times Notable Book

Once in a generation a book such as African Exodus emerges to transform the way we see ourselves. This landmark book, which argues that our genes betray the secret of a single racial stock shared by all of modern humanity, has set off one of the most bitter debates in contemporary science. We emerged out of Africa, the authors cont, less than 100,000 years ago and replaced all other human populations. Employing persuasive fossil and genetic evidence (the proof is in the blood, not just the bones) and an exceptionally readable style, Stringer and McKie challenge long-held beliefs that suggest we evolved separately as different races with genetic roots reaching back two million years.

Synopsis:

A Choice Outstanding Academic Book

A Library Journal Best Sci-Tech Book

A New York Times Notable Book

Once in a generation a book such as African Exodus emerges to transform the way we see ourselves. This landmark book, which argues that our genes betray the secret of a single racial stock shared by all of modern humanity, has set off one of the most bitter debates in contemporary science. "We emerged out of Africa," the authors cont, "less than 100,000 years ago and replaced all other human populations." Employing persuasive fossil and genetic evidence (the proof is in the blood, not just the bones) and an exceptionally readable style, Stringer and McKie challenge long-held beliefs that suggest we evolved separately as different races with genetic roots reaching back two million years.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [251]-270) and index.

About the Author

Dr. Christopher Stringer, the scientist responsible for the single-origin theory, is the director of the Human Origins Group at the Natural History Museum in London.

Robin McKie is the Science Editor of the Observer in London.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780805058147
Subtitle:
The Origins of Modern Humanity
Author:
Stringer, Christopher
Author:
Stringer, Chris
Author:
Stringer, Christopher
Author:
McKie, Robin
Publisher:
Holt Paperbacks
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Africa
Subject:
Mammals
Subject:
Evolution
Subject:
Anthropology - Physical
Subject:
Origin
Subject:
Human beings
Subject:
Human evolution
Subject:
Evolution - Human
Subject:
Life Sciences - Evolution
Subject:
Life Sciences - Evolution - Human
Edition Number:
1st Owl Books ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series Volume:
102
Publication Date:
19980615
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.13 in

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History and Social Science » Anthropology » General
History and Social Science » Anthropology » Physical
History and Social Science » Anthropology » Sub Saharan Africa

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Product details 304 pages MACMILLAN PUBLISHING SERVICES - English 9780805058147 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , A Choice Outstanding Academic Book

A Library Journal Best Sci-Tech Book

A New York Times Notable Book

Once in a generation a book such as African Exodus emerges to transform the way we see ourselves. This landmark book, which argues that our genes betray the secret of a single racial stock shared by all of modern humanity, has set off one of the most bitter debates in contemporary science. We emerged out of Africa, the authors cont, less than 100,000 years ago and replaced all other human populations. Employing persuasive fossil and genetic evidence (the proof is in the blood, not just the bones) and an exceptionally readable style, Stringer and McKie challenge long-held beliefs that suggest we evolved separately as different races with genetic roots reaching back two million years.

"Synopsis" by ,
A Choice Outstanding Academic Book

A Library Journal Best Sci-Tech Book

A New York Times Notable Book

Once in a generation a book such as African Exodus emerges to transform the way we see ourselves. This landmark book, which argues that our genes betray the secret of a single racial stock shared by all of modern humanity, has set off one of the most bitter debates in contemporary science. "We emerged out of Africa," the authors cont, "less than 100,000 years ago and replaced all other human populations." Employing persuasive fossil and genetic evidence (the proof is in the blood, not just the bones) and an exceptionally readable style, Stringer and McKie challenge long-held beliefs that suggest we evolved separately as different races with genetic roots reaching back two million years.

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