By John H. Relethford
50 nice Myths of Human Evolution makes use of universal misconceptions to discover uncomplicated idea and learn in human evolution and advance serious pondering abilities for lay readers and students.
- Examines intriguing—yet greatly misunderstood—topics, from basic principles approximately evolution and human origins to the evolution of recent people and up to date tendencies within the field
- Describes what fossils, archaeology, and genetics can let us know approximately human origins
- Demonstrates the ways that technological know-how adapts and alterations over the years to include new facts and higher explanations
- Includes myths akin to “Humans lived even as dinosaurs;” “Lucy used to be so small simply because she used to be a child;” “Our ancestors have continuously made fire;” and “There is a sturdy courting among mind dimension and intelligence”
- Comprised of stand-alone essays which are excellent for informal interpreting, in addition to footnotes and references that permit readers to delve extra deeply into topics
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50 Great Myths of Human Evolution: Understanding Misconceptions about Our Origins by John H. Relethford