Human Origins 101

Human Origins 101

Book - 2007
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Provides an accessible introduction to the scientific understand of how humans evolved
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.

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Dunsworth (anthropology, Pennsylvania State U.) offers students and general readers an introductory exploration of human origins and evolution. Coverage includes a brief history of the search for human origins and human evolutionary studies; evolutionary theory and Darwin's formulation of the theory of evolution by natural selection and by sexual selection; fossil and archaeological records; recent advances that the field of genetics has made in understanding human origins and evolution; and ways of interpreting the evidence from living animal models, fossils, artifacts, and genetics. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2007
ISBN: 0313336733 (alk. paper)
9780313336737 (alk. paper)
Branch Call Number: 599.938 DUN
Characteristics: xxiii, 192 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm
Alternative Title: Human origins one oh one

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