Ä Missing Links: In Search of Human Origins || Ó PDF Read by ✓ John Reader
Oct 14, 2019 - 05:38 AM By John Reader

This is the story of the search for humanity s origins from the Middle Ages, when questions of the earth s antiquity first began to arise, through to the latest genetic discoveries that show the interrelatedness of all living creatures Central to the story is the part played by fossils first, in establishing the age of the Earth then, following Darwin, in the pursuit oThis is the story of the search for humanity s origins from the Middle Ages, when questions of the earth s antiquity first began to arise, through to the latest genetic discoveries that show the interrelatedness of all living creatures Central to the story is the part played by fossils first, in establishing the age of the Earth then, following Darwin, in the pursuit of possible Missing Links that would establish whether or not humans and chimpanzees share a common ancestor John Reader s lifelong passion for this quest palaeoanthropology began when he reported on the celebrated Lucy finds in Ethiopia, for Life Magazine Drawing on both historic and recent research, he tells the fascinating story of the science as it has developed from the activities of a few dedicated individuals, into the rigorous multidisciplinary work of today His arresting photographs give a unique insight into the fossils, the discoverers, and the settings His vivid narrative reveals both the context in which our ancestors evolved, and also the realities confronting the modern scientist The story he tells is peopled by eccentrics and enthusiasts, and punctuated by controversy and even fraud It is a celebration of discoveries Neanderthal Man in the 1850s, Java Man 1891 , Australopithecus 1925 , Peking Man 1926 , Homo habilis 1964 and beyond It is a story of fragmentary shards of evidence, and the competing interpretations built upon them And it is a tale of scientific breakthroughs dating technology, genetics and molecular biology that have enabled us to set the fossil evidence in the context of human evolution Boasting seventy five original color photographs taken by the author, specifically for this book Missing Links offers a wealth of scientific insight.
  • Title: Missing Links: In Search of Human Origins
  • Author: John Reader
  • ISBN: 9780199276851
  • Page: 145
  • Format: Hardcover

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Captain Sir Roddy, R.N. (Ret.) Oct 14, 2019 - 05:38 AM
This book is largely a complete rewrite of a similarly titled book that Reader first published in 1981. This lavishly illustrated book is an excellent and comprehensive survey of the history behind the search for our human origins. Mr. Reader guides the reader through the first early discoveries and interpretations of the fossils and artifacts that led the great thinkers of the 18th and 19th centuries to begin pondering our origins. From the mid-19th century on, as many of you are aware, things [...]
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Monty Milne Oct 14, 2019 - 05:38 AM
At first, this book annoyed me begins with an account of the execution of King Charles Iwhat on earth has this got to do with the "search for human origins"!? Eventually, I finally realised what the author was driving at in his annoyingly discursive introduction: the King's execution served to introduce his contemporary Archbishop James Ussher, famous for dating the Creation to 4004 BC, which in turn serves to bring us an extended musing on time and place as a framework for what followsI wanted [...]
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Elentarri Oct 14, 2019 - 05:38 AM
Beautifully written. The book reads like an adventure story with science bits. Not overly simplified and not bogged down in scientific facts/terminology. Not confusing, which is surprising when you consider the convoluted nature of hominid evolution extrapolated on minimal fossil evidence. Excellent (and amusing) chapter on Piltdown Man.Well put-together, hard cover book, with thick, glossy pages and beautiful, full-page, colour photographs throughout.I liked this book a great deal more than Mas [...]
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Alex Telander Oct 14, 2019 - 05:38 AM
Missing Links was first published in 1981 and caused quite a sensation then with its findings and information, providing an in-depth and chronological coverage of our ancestry spanning millions of years. In this new edition, John Reader has essentially written a whole new book, building on the old edition, updating and providing even more information to make Missing Links so very new and fascinating. John Reader’s work as a writer and photographer for more than fifty years, crossing the globe [...]
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Royce Ratterman Oct 14, 2019 - 05:38 AM
Most books are rated related to their usefulness and contributions to my research.Overall, a good book for the researcher and enthusiast.Read for personal research- found this book's contents helpful and inspiring - number rating relates to the book's contribution to my needs.
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Missing Links: In Search of Human Origins By John Reader This is the story of the search for humanity s origins from the Middle Ages, when questions of the earth s antiquity first began to arise, through to the latest genetic discoveries that show the interrelatedness of all living creatures Central to the story is the part played by fossils first, in establishing the age of the Earth then, following Darwin, in the pursuit oThis is the story of the search for humanity s origins from the Middle Ages, when questions of the earth s antiquity first began to arise, through to the latest genetic discoveries that show the interrelatedness of all living creatures Central to the story is the part played by fossils first, in establishing the age of the Earth then, following Darwin, in the pursuit of possible Missing Links that would establish whether or not humans and chimpanzees share a common ancestor John Reader s lifelong passion for this quest palaeoanthropology began when he reported on the celebrated Lucy finds in Ethiopia, for Life Magazine Drawing on both historic and recent research, he tells the fascinating story of the science as it has developed from the activities of a few dedicated individuals, into the rigorous multidisciplinary work of today His arresting photographs give a unique insight into the fossils, the discoverers, and the settings His vivid narrative reveals both the context in which our ancestors evolved, and also the realities confronting the modern scientist The story he tells is peopled by eccentrics and enthusiasts, and punctuated by controversy and even fraud It is a celebration of discoveries Neanderthal Man in the 1850s, Java Man 1891 , Australopithecus 1925 , Peking Man 1926 , Homo habilis 1964 and beyond It is a story of fragmentary shards of evidence, and the competing interpretations built upon them And it is a tale of scientific breakthroughs dating technology, genetics and molecular biology that have enabled us to set the fossil evidence in the context of human evolution Boasting seventy five original color photographs taken by the author, specifically for this book Missing Links offers a wealth of scientific insight.

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