Lucy: The Beginnings of Humankind

Maitland Edey (Author) Donald Johanson (Author)
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"A glorious success...The science manages to be as exciting and spellbinding as the juiciest gossip" (San Franscisco Chronicle) in the story of the discovery of "Lucy"--the oldest, best-preserved skeleton of any erect-walking human ancestor ever found.

When Donald Johanson found a partical skeleton, approximately 3.5 million years old, in a remote region of Ethiopia in 1974, a headline-making controversy was launched that continues on today. Bursting with all the suspense and intrigue of a fast paced adventure novel, here is Johanson's lively account of the extraordinary discovery of "Lucy." By expounding the controversial change Lucy makes in our view of human origins, Johanson provides a vivid, behind-the-scenes account of the history of pealeoanthropology and the colorful, eccentric characters who were and are a part of it. Never before have the mystery and intricacy of our origins been so clearly and compellingly explained as in this astonighing and dramatic book.

Product Details

Price
$18.00  $16.56
Publisher
Simon & Schuster
Publish Date
September 15, 1990
Pages
416
Dimensions
5.9 X 1.2 X 9.1 inches | 1.05 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780671724993
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About the Author

Maitland Edey (1910-1992) was awarded (with Donald C. Johanson) the National Book Award in Science for Lucy: The Beginnings of Mankind. His other works include Blueprints: Solving the Mystery of Evolution.