Seven Million Years: The Story of Human Evolution (Phoenix Press)
- Publish Date: 2007-05-01
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: Douglas Palmer
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How did humans evolve? Why did Homo sapiens survive when others did not? Do Neanderthals deserve their reputation as hairy, unintelligent ape-men? Douglas Palmer, an acclaimed science writer and lecturer, examines one aspect of evolution that has been particularly difficult for some to accept: humanitys common ancestry with chimpanzees and other apes. Written for the general reader, and including the most up-to-date genetic research, this fascinating study explores the archeological finds and biological research that lead to the discovery of our own species. Palmers look at our link to a family tree of over 20 close relativesmany now extinctprovides intriguing insights and will change our perception of what it means to be human.