The Resource The Cambridge encyclopedia of human evolution, edited by Steve Jones, Robert Martin, and David Pilbeam ; executive editor, Sarah Bunney ; foreword by Richard Dawkins

The Cambridge encyclopedia of human evolution, edited by Steve Jones, Robert Martin, and David Pilbeam ; executive editor, Sarah Bunney ; foreword by Richard Dawkins

Label
The Cambridge encyclopedia of human evolution
Title
The Cambridge encyclopedia of human evolution
Statement of responsibility
edited by Steve Jones, Robert Martin, and David Pilbeam ; executive editor, Sarah Bunney ; foreword by Richard Dawkins
Title variation
  • Human evolution
  • Encyclopedia of human evolution
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Human Evolution is a wide-ranging introduction to the human species that places modern humans in evolutionary perspective. Over seventy scholars world-wide have worked on the encyclopedia, covering a range of subjects from genetics, primatology and fossil origins to human biology and ecology, brain function and behaviour, demography and disease. Emphasis is placed throughout on the biological diversity of modern people and the increasing convergence of the fossil and genetic evidence for human evolution that has emerged in recent years
  • Because of the need to look at humankind in the context of our closest relatives, the encyclopedia also pays particular attention to the evolution and ecology of other living primates - lemurs, lorises, tarsiers, monkeys and apes. It deals with the evolution and ecology of human society, as reconstructed from archaeological remains, and from studies of tribal peoples and living primates today. It considers the biology of uniquely human abilities such as language and upright walking, and it reviews the biological future of humankind in the face of modern challenges." --Cambridge
Related
Member of
Cataloging source
LC
Dewey number
  • 573.2
  • 599.938
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
  • GN281
  • GN281
LC item number
  • .C345 1992
  • .C345 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • encyclopedias
Series statement
Cambridge reference book
Label
The Cambridge encyclopedia of human evolution, edited by Steve Jones, Robert Martin, and David Pilbeam ; executive editor, Sarah Bunney ; foreword by Richard Dawkins
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. 473-486
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • mel
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Patterns of primate evolution -- The life of primates -- The brain and language -- Primate social organisation -- Human evolution in a geological context -- The primate fossil record -- Primate genetics and evolution -- Genetic clues of relatedness -- Early human behaviour and ecology -- Human populations, past and present -- Appendixes -- Reference tables
Control code
000008901714
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
xiii, 506 p.
Isbn
9780521323703
Lccn
92018037
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
ill., maps, ports.
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b34177759
System control number
  • (OCoLC)26096467
  • ms34177759

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Melbourne Burwood CampusBorrow it
      221 Burwood Highway, Burwood, Victoria, 3125, AU
      -37.846510 145.115099
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