Lucy's Legacy

Lucy's Legacy

The Quest for Human Origins

Book - 2009
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In this sequel to the "New York Times" bestseller "Lucy: The Beginnings of humankind," celebrated paleoanthropologist Johanson, along with Wong, explore the extraordinary discoveries since Lucy was unearthed more than three decades ago.
Publisher: New York : Harmony Books, c2009
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780307396396
0307396398
Branch Call Number: Science & Nature 569.9 JOH
Additional Contributors: Wong, Kate

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VaughanPLKelly May 11, 2017

Although it was interesting to read about how the discovery of Lucy influenced future research and fieldwork from the paleoanthropologist who found her, as well as the various debates on the origins of hominids, I would have preferred less focus on what the researchers ate. Of course, the human element is meant to make this complicated topic more accessible. A basic knowledge of paleoanthropology and hominids is recommended prior to reading.

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crazy_teacher
Apr 06, 2014

Absolutely brilliantly written desciption of evolution, the search for fossil evidence, and the people involved.

One of the best books I have ever read on the subject!

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sess430
Apr 29, 2013

Dr. Johanson relates the new discoveries in paleoanthropology since his team discovered Lucy in 1974. It's a well-written easily readable book although it contains many names of eminent scientists - geologists, paleontologists, anthropologists and archaeologists whose work has contributed to the body of knowledge about early hominids. The author also narrated the PBS NOVA series titled "In Search of Human Origins". The 1st episode was filmed at the Hadar site in Ethiopia where Lucy was found.

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