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Babel's dawn : a natural history of the origins of speech, Edmund Blair Bolles

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Babel's dawn : a natural history of the origins of speech
Title
Babel's dawn
Title remainder
a natural history of the origins of speech
Statement of responsibility
Edmund Blair Bolles
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Babel's Dawn is a saga covering six million years. Like a walk through a natural history museum, Edmund Blair Bolles demonstrates how members of the human lineage came to speak. Beginning with a diorama of the last common ancestor ignoring a bird as it flies by, he guides us through generations, illuminating how it became possible for two Homo sapiens not only to acknowledge the songbird, but also to discuss the meaning of its song. Tracing the rise of voluntary vocalizations as well as the first word, phrases, and sentences, Bolles works against the common belief that the reason apes cannot speak is they are not smart enough. In this groundbreaking work, Bolles proposes that we now have substantial evidence that this age-old idea can no longer stand. With concrete portrayals of living individuals interwoven with evidence, data, and theory, Babel's Dawn is an account of a great scientific revolution
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1942-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bolles, Edmund Blair
Dewey number
417/.7
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
P107
LC item number
.B65 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Language and languages
  • Speech
  • Evolution
  • Oral communication
  • Evolution
  • Language and languages
  • Oral communication
  • Speech
Label
Babel's dawn : a natural history of the origins of speech, Edmund Blair Bolles
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A confession -- Entrance Hall : Becoming different -- Gallery I -- Central Hall : Becoming verbal -- Gallery II -- Grand hall : Becoming human -- Another confession -- A word about those names
Control code
1095480
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
243 pages
Isbn
9781582436418
Lccn
2011012335
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781582436418
  • (OCoLC)701810687
Label
Babel's dawn : a natural history of the origins of speech, Edmund Blair Bolles
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A confession -- Entrance Hall : Becoming different -- Gallery I -- Central Hall : Becoming verbal -- Gallery II -- Grand hall : Becoming human -- Another confession -- A word about those names
Control code
1095480
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
243 pages
Isbn
9781582436418
Lccn
2011012335
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781582436418
  • (OCoLC)701810687

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