The Resource The hunt for the dawn monkey : unearthing the origins of monkeys, apes, and humans, Chris Beard ; illustrations by Mark Klingler

The hunt for the dawn monkey : unearthing the origins of monkeys, apes, and humans, Chris Beard ; illustrations by Mark Klingler

Label
The hunt for the dawn monkey : unearthing the origins of monkeys, apes, and humans
Title
The hunt for the dawn monkey
Title remainder
unearthing the origins of monkeys, apes, and humans
Statement of responsibility
Chris Beard ; illustrations by Mark Klingler
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The Hunt for the Dawn Monkey chronicles two centuries of scientific exploration in search of anthropoid origins, from the early work of Georges Cuvier, the father of paleontology, to the latest discoveries in Asia, Africa, and North America's Rocky Mountains. Against this historical backdrop, Chris Beard weaves the story of how his own expeditions have unearthed crucial fossils - including the controversial primate Eosimias - that support his compelling new vision of anthropoid evolution. The only book written for a wide audience that explores this remote phase of our own evolutionary history, The Hunt for the Dawn Monkey adds a new chapter to our understanding of humanity's relation to the rest of life on Earth."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
Dewey number
569/.8
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
QE882.P7
LC item number
B35 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The hunt for the dawn monkey : unearthing the origins of monkeys, apes, and humans, Chris Beard ; illustrations by Mark Klingler
Publication
Note
Formerly CIP.
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 313-329) and index
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  • zbnus
  • mel
Contents
1. Missing links and dawn monkeys -- 2. Toward Egypt's sacred bull -- 3. A gem from the willwood -- 4. The forest in the Sahara -- 5. Received wisdom -- 6. The birth of a ghost lineage -- 7. Initial hints from deep time -- 8. Ghost busters -- 9. Resurrecting the ghost -- 10. Into the African melting pot -- 11. Paleoanthropology and pithecophobia
Control code
000025273362
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 348 p.,
Isbn
9780520233690
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2004001403
Other physical details
[16] p. of plates, ill. (some col.), maps
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.b32363849
System control number
  • 25273362lt
  • (OCoLC)54279774

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Melbourne Burwood CampusBorrow it
      221 Burwood Highway, Burwood, Victoria, 3125, AU
      -37.846510 145.115099
    • Deakin University Library - Geelong Waurn Ponds CampusBorrow it
      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
      -38.195656 144.304955
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