Lucy, the Beginnings of Humankind

Lucy, the Beginnings of Humankind

Book - 1990
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"A glorious success...The science manages to be as exciting and spellbinding as the juiciest gossip" ( San Franscisco Chronicle ) in the story of the discovery of "Lucy"--the oldest, best-preserved skeleton of any erect-walking human ancestor ever found.

When Donald Johanson found a partical skeleton, approximately 3.5 million years old, in a remote region of Ethiopia in 1974, a headline-making controversy was launched that continues on today. Bursting with all the suspense and intrigue of a fast paced adventure novel, here is Johanson's lively account of the extraordinary discovery of "Lucy." By expounding the controversial change Lucy makes in our view of human origins, Johanson provides a vivid, behind-the-scenes account of the history of pealeoanthropology and the colorful, eccentric characters who were and are a part of it. Never before have the mystery and intricacy of our origins been so clearly and compellingly explained as in this astonighing and dramatic book.
Publisher: New York ; Toronto : Simon & Schuster, 1990, c1981
ISBN: 9780671724993
0671724991
Characteristics: 409 p. : ill. (some col.)
Additional Contributors: Edey, Maitland Armstrong 1910-

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