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The Resource The artificial ape : how technology changed the course of human evolution, Timothy Taylor

The artificial ape : how technology changed the course of human evolution, Timothy Taylor

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The artificial ape : how technology changed the course of human evolution
Title
The artificial ape
Title remainder
how technology changed the course of human evolution
Statement of responsibility
Timothy Taylor
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"While Darwin's theory explains our common descent, scientists have grappled with the reasons why human evolution defies the principles of natural selection and why, although we dominate the planet, we have become the weakest ape. In this fascinating narrative, leading archaeologist Timothy Taylor proposes that it was our early adoption of tools, objects, and, now, technology that changed us, demonstrating how: - baby slings made out of animal fur freed up our arms up to use tools; - clothes kept us warm, reducing our need for body hair; - shelter protected us from the elements and led our bodies to become slighter and physically weaker. Drawing on the latest fossil evidence, Taylor shows how humans made choices that assumed greater control over their own evolution"--
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1960 July 10-
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Taylor, Timothy
Dewey number
599.93/8
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GN281
LC item number
.T39 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Human evolution
Label
The artificial ape : how technology changed the course of human evolution, Timothy Taylor
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
2010007924
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
244 p.
Isbn
9780230617636
Lccn
2010007924
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn475447075
Label
The artificial ape : how technology changed the course of human evolution, Timothy Taylor
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
2010007924
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
244 p.
Isbn
9780230617636
Lccn
2010007924
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn475447075

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