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Masters of the Planet: The Search for Our Human Origins (MacSci)

By: Ian Tattersall

Price: $12.95

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin: May 2013

Seller ID: 17699

ISBN: 1137278307

Condition: New


Fifty thousand years ago--merely a blip in evolutionary time--our "Homo sapiens" ancestors were competing for existence with several other human species, just as their precursors had done for millions of years. Yet something about our species distinguished it from the pack, and ultimately led to its survival while the rest became extinct. Just what was it that allowed "Homo sapiens" to become masters of the planet? Ian Tattersall, curator emeritus at the American Museum of Natural History, takes us deep into the fossil record to uncover what made humans so special. Surveying a vast field fr... View more info