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THE MAIDENS (HB)
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Seven Million Years
Douglas Palmer

Classification : Sciences
Pub Date : Jan 01, 2007
Imprint : Phoenix
Page Extent : 304
Binding : PB
ISBN : 9780753820841
Price : 599

About the book
Seven million years ago there were ape-like animals living in the forests and woodlands of Africa who were our ancestors. They were also the ancestors of the chimpanzee. It's still a provocative thought today, but when the first steps toward this realization were taken, most scientists still believed in the special creation of humans and the story of the flood.Over the years, scientific research has uncovered a fascinating human family tree with over twenty members, and more extinct relatives still being identified. Seven Million Years explores the discovery of our own species, our nearest relatives and an ancient shared history. It tells the stories of the archaeological finds, the people who made them, and how these powerful revelations have altered how we perceive ourselves, our uniqueness as human beings, and our sense of self in relation to other animals.

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Douglas Palmer
Douglas Palmer is a science writer and academic currently teaching at Cambridge University. His articles appear regularly in New Scientist, BBC Wildlife magazine and Science magazine. He is the author...(+)
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