Human Origins 101, 1st Edition

  • Holly M. Dunsworth
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  • ISBN-10: 031305987X
  • ISBN-13: 9780313059872
  • DDC: 599.93
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 192 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2007 | Published/Released September 2010
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2007

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What should the average person know about science? Because science is so central to life in the 21st century, science educators and other leaders of the scientific community believe that it is essential that everyone understand the basic concepts of the most vital and far-reaching disciplines. Human Origins 101 does exactly that. This accessible volume provides readers — whether students new to the field or just interested members of the lay public — with the essential ideas of the origins of humans using a minimum of jargon and mathematics. Concepts are introduced in a progressive order so that more complicated ideas build on simpler ones, and each is discussed in small, bite-sized segments so that they can be more easily understood.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Series Foreword.
1: A Brief Overview of the Search for Human Origins.
2: From Fish to Fishermen.
3: Prehistoric Evidence.
4: Modern Evidence.
5: Interpreting the Evidence.
6: Beyond Human Origins.
7: Human and Chimpanzee Skeletal Anatomy.
8: Geologic Time Scale.
9: Recommended Resources.
Selected Bibliography.
About the Author.