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On becoming human / Nancy Makepeace Tanner
Bib ID 1425592
Format BookBook
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Tanner, Nancy Makepeace
 
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Description Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1981 
xviii, 373 p. : ill. ; 24 cm. 
ISBN 0521235545
0521280281
Full contents Machine derived contents note: List of illustrations; Preface; Acknowledgements; 1. Darwin and the descent of 'man'; 2. Models in evolution; 3. African apes and human evolution; 4. Chimpanzees as a model of the ancestral population: locomotion, tools and diet; 5. Chimpanzees as a model of the ancestral population: social organisation and interaction; 6. Chimpanzees as a model of ancestral population: mental capacities, communication and sociation - bases for the evolution of the capacity for culture; 7. The transition to Australopithecus: natural and sexual selection in human origins; 8. Evidence on the transition: what can the earliest hominid fossils reveal about the ancestral population and the transition?; 9. Gathering and the australopithecine way of life; 10. Early hominid lifeways: the critical role of an interpretive framework; 11. Conclusion: becoming human; Bibliography; Acknowledgements and bibliography for illustrations; Indexes. 
Notes

Includes index.

Bibliography: p. 278-360.

Subjects Human evolution.  |  Social evolution.

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