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“The name Leakey is synonymous with the study of human origins,” wrote The New York Times. The renowned family of paleontologists—Louis Leakey, Mary Leakey, and their son Richard Leakey—has vastly expanded our understanding of human evolution. The Origin of Humankind is Richard Leakeys personal view of the development of Homo Sapiens. At the heart of his new picture of evolution is the introduction of a heretical notion: once the first apes walked upright, the evolution of modern humans became possible and perhaps inevitable. From this one evolutionary step comes all the other evolutionary refinements and distinctions that set the human race apart from the apes. In fascinating sections on how and why modern humans developed a social organization, culture, and personal behavior, Leakey has much of interest to say about the development of art, language, and human consciousness.

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The Origin of Humankind is Richard Leakey's final statement on human evolution. Deriving its power from the author's unquestioned authority in the field of paleontology, and enriched by his new interest in wildlife, this book answers the question: What made humans human? Leakey argues that when one of our hominid ancestors acquired the ability to walk upright (called "bipedalism"), the evolution of modern humans became possible, perhaps even inevitable. All other human evolutionary refinements and distinctions can be seen as related to this one dramatic step. In fascinating sections on how and why modern humans developed a social organization, culture, and personal behavior, Leakey enhances our understanding of the nature and evolutionary role of art, language, and human consciousness.

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"“The name Leakey is synonymous with the study of human origins,” wrote The New York Times. The renowned family of paleontologists—Louis Leakey, Mary Leakey, and their son Richard Leakey—has vastly exp"

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Richard Leakey is the author of People of the Lake, The Making of Mankind, One Life, Conservation: Save the Elephants, Origins, and Origins Reconsidered (the latter two with Roger Lewin).

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ISBN:
9780465053131
Author:
Leakey, Richard E.
Publisher:
Basic Books (AZ)
Author:
Leakey, Richard
Subject:
Science
Subject:
Evolution
Subject:
Anthropology
Subject:
Prehistoric peoples
Subject:
Origin
Subject:
Human beings
Subject:
Human evolution
Subject:
Evolution - Human
Subject:
Man, prehistoric
Subject:
Life Sciences - Evolution
Subject:
Life Sciences - Evolution - Human
Subject:
General science
Subject:
Biology-Evolution
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Science Masters Series
Publication Date:
19960831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
190
Dimensions:
8 x 5 in 7 oz

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"Synopsis" by , The Origin of Humankind is Richard Leakey's final statement on human evolution. Deriving its power from the author's unquestioned authority in the field of paleontology, and enriched by his new interest in wildlife, this book answers the question: What made humans human? Leakey argues that when one of our hominid ancestors acquired the ability to walk upright (called "bipedalism"), the evolution of modern humans became possible, perhaps even inevitable. All other human evolutionary refinements and distinctions can be seen as related to this one dramatic step. In fascinating sections on how and why modern humans developed a social organization, culture, and personal behavior, Leakey enhances our understanding of the nature and evolutionary role of art, language, and human consciousness.
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