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Bones of Contention Controversies in the Search for Human Origins

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ISBN-10: 0226476510

ISBN-13: 9780226476513

Edition: 2nd 1997

Authors: Roger Lewin

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Bones of Contentionis a behind-the-scenes look at the search for human origins. Analyzing how the biases and preconceptions of paleoanthropologists shaped their work, Roger Lewin's detective stories about the discovery of Neanderthal Man, the Taung Child, Lucy, and other major fossils provide insight into this most subjective of scientific endeavors. The new afterword looks at ways in which paleoanthropology, while becoming more scientific in many ways, remains contentious. "[An] un-put-downable book."—John Gribbon,Times Educational Supplement"Not just another 'stones and bones' account of human evolution. It is Lewin's thesis, amply demonstrated, that paleoanthropology is the most…    
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Book details

List price: $30.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 8/16/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 366
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Bones of Contention
The Storytellers
The Taung Child: Rejection
The Taung Child: Acceptance
Rama's Ape: Resurrected
Rama's Ape: Destroyed
The Leakeys: Father
The Leakeys: Son
The KBS Tuff Controversy: Genesis
The KBS Tuff Controversy: Denouement
Lucy: The Naming
Lucy: The Response
Man's Place in Nature