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The Human Story

Author : Robin Dunbar
ISBN : 9780571265206
Genre : Social Science
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A fascinating account of the latest thinking on human evolution, by 'one of the most respected evolutionary psychologists in Britain'. For scientists studying evolution, the past decade has seen astonishing advances across many disciplines - discoveries which have revolutionised scientific thinking and turned upside down our understanding of who we are. The Human Story brings together these threads of research in genetics, behaviour and psychology to provide an understanding of just what it is that makes us human. Robin Dunbar looks in particular at how the human mind has evolved, and draws on his own research during the last five years into the deep psychological and biological bases of music and religion.
Category: Social Science

The Human Story

Author : James C. Davis
ISBN : 9780061745683
Genre : History
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Has there ever been a history of the world as readable as this? In The Human Story, James C. Davis takes us on a journey to ancient times, telling how peoples of the world settled down and founded cities, conquered neighbors, and established religions, and continues over the course of history, when they fought two nearly global wars and journeyed into space. Davis's account is swift and clear, never dull or dry. He lightens it with pungent anecdotes and witty quotes. Although this compact volume may not be hard to pick up, it's definitely hard to put down. For example, on the death of Alexander the Great, who in a decade had never lost a single battle, and who had staked out an empire that spanned the entire Near East and Egypt, Davis writes: "When they heard how ill he was, the king's devoted troops insisted on seeing him. He couldn't speak, but as his soldiers -- every one -- filed by in silence, Alexander's eyes uttered his farewells. He died in June 323 B.C., at the ripe old age of thirty-two." In similar fashion Davis recounts Russia's triumph in the space race as it happened on an autumn night in 1957: "A bugle sounded, flames erupted, and with a roar like rolling thunder, Russia's rocket lifted off. It bore aloft the earth's first artificial satellite, a shiny sphere the size of a basketball. Its name was Sputnik, meaning 'companion' or 'fellow traveler' (through space). The watchers shouted, 'Off. She's off. Our baby's off!' Some danced; others kissed and waved their arms." Though we live in an age of many doubts, James C. Davis thinks we humans are advancing. As The Human Story ends, he concludes, "The world's still cruel; that's understood, / But once was worse. So far so good."
Category: History

The Human Story

Author : Charles Lockwood
ISBN : 1402757476
Genre : Science
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Anthropology professor Charles Lockwood tells the amazing story of human evolution in a concise and compelling introduction to all our ancestors and extinct relatives. He draws on the explosion of discoveries made over the past 20 years to demystify the fascinating cast of characters who hold the secret to our origins, and describes the main sites, individual fossils, key scientific breakthroughs, and latest research that have fed our knowledge. With the help of a rich assortment of photographs, reconstructions, and maps, Lockwood takes us from the earliest hominins, who date back six or seven million years ago, to contemporary homo sapiens, providing the basic facts about each species: what it looked like, what it ate, how and when it lives, and how we know this information. Created in association with London’s Natural History Museum, this is a truly readable, up-to-date, well-illustrated, and user-friendly summary of the evidence as it stands today.
Category: Science

Evolution The Human Story

Author : Alice Roberts
ISBN : 9781409383307
Genre : Science
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Come face to face with our ancestors Travel back 8 million years with Evolution The Human Story and go on a fascinating journey to discover how our species has developed from tree-dwelling primates to modern humans. This is the first time that the story of evolution has been documented in such amazing visual detail thanks to the work of renowned Dutch paleoartists, Kennis and Kennis. Staggeringly realistic CGI and model reconstructions from original fossils bring us face to face with our ancestors portraying them as never before. Plus, Dr Alice Roberts shares her extensive knowledge helping answer all the big questions and more. Evolution: The Human Story is packed with all the latest discoveries and profiles every human ancestor to date from Ardipithecus ramidus to Homo neanderthalensis. An essential read for anyone fascinated in finding out where we come from. Now available in ebook(PDF) format.
Category: Science

Drought And The Human Story

Author : Dr R L Heathcote
ISBN : 9781409472650
Genre : Social Science
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Drought has been a long companion in the human story. Mythologised as the devastating Bull of Heaven in one of the earliest heroic legends to come out of Mesapotamia, drought has continued to wreak havoc upon societies, in many cases playing a significant role in their final demise. For societies in the 21st Century drought hovers on all horizons, the ultimate drought-proofing of society - long sought - remains elusive. This study of the human conceptualization of drought in a global setting examines the historical record from early human society through to present day concerns to explore how and why attitudes to drought have changed and why the mitigation of its impacts has become more difficult. To offer a more lasting strategy for protection against drought, the author argues that physical scientists need to combine their skills in understanding global ecology and their technological expertise with the social scientists' awareness of the socio-economic, political and cultural contexts in which modern societies operate. Both will have to ensure that their cooperative strategies for drought management will be understood and supported by the public. If this cooperation can be achieved, the future rampages of the Bull of Heaven may be contained.
Category: Social Science

Summary A Brief History Of Everyone Who Ever Lived The Human Story Retold Through Our Genes

Author : Readtrepreneur Publishing
ISBN : 9781386297673
Genre : Reference
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​A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived: The Human Story Retold Through Our Genes by Adam Rutherford | Book Summary | Readtrepreneur (Disclaimer: This is NOT the original book but an unofficial summary.) The power of DNA and the information it holds is immense. Imagine using that information to discover our past. In our genomes, every one of us holds the history of our species – births, deaths, disease, war, famine, migration and sex. We are much more than our DNA but our DNA holds the keys to our past. (Note: This summary is wholly written and published by readtrepreneur.com It is not affiliated with the original author in any way) "This is a story about you. It concerns the tale of who you are and how you came to be." – Adam Rutherford By sequencing the DNA of living people, we can obtain historical information that would otherwise remain unknown. History is shortsighted and can be flawed, family stories may be changed, but your DNA could never be altered nor could it ever lie. As author Adam Rutherford said, your DNA gives you your story and the story of your entire species. By sequencing only one person you can obtain more information than from any other source combined. Adam Rutherford stresses the importance of the time period you are observing. "For comparison, the book you are holding is around 115,000 words, or 685,000 characters long, including spaces. If the length of time has existed were represented at this book, each character, including spaces is around 5,597 years. Anatomically, modern humans' tenure on Earth is equivalent to … the precise length of this phase. The time we have been recording history is an evolutionary wing-flap equivalent to a single character, the width of this period ." DNA on the other hand has no time or memory limit. P.S. A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived is an extremely interesting book which will help you locate your ancestors and "travel through time". The Time for Thinking is Over! Time for Action! Scroll Up Now and Click on the "Buy now with 1-Click" Button to Download your Copy Right Away! Why Choose Us, Readtrepreneur?  Highest Quality Summaries  Delivers Amazing Knowledge  Awesome Refresher  Clear And Concise Disclaimer Once Again: This book is meant for a great companionship of the original book or to simply get the gist of the original book.
Category: Reference

The Human Story

Author : Sadie Hofstein
ISBN : PSU:000000231206
Genre : Health education
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Category: Health education

The Human Story

Author : Christopher Sloan
ISBN : 0792263251
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Explores the origins of humans, including how such developments as Linnaeus' classification system and recent understanding of the human genome have improved scientists' comprehension of evolution.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Human Story

Author : Community Progress, Inc
ISBN : IND:30000055098655
Genre : City planning
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Category: City planning