Masters of the Planet

So just what was it that allowed Homo sapiens to become Masters of the Planet? Curator Emeritus at the American Museum of Natural History, Ian Tattersall takes us deep into the fossil record to uncover what made humans so special.

Masters of the Planet

Masters of the Planet

50,000 years ago – merely a blip in evolutionary time – our Homo sapiens ancestors were competing for existence with several other human species, just as their own precursors had been doing for millions of years. Yet something about our species separated it from the pack, and led to its survival while the rest became extinct. So just what was it that allowed Homo sapiens to become Masters of the Planet? Curator Emeritus at the American Museum of Natural History, Ian Tattersall takes us deep into the fossil record to uncover what made humans so special. Surveying a vast field from initial bipedality to language and intelligence, Tattersall argues that Homo sapiens acquired a winning combination of traits that was not the result of long term evolutionary refinement. Instead it emerged quickly, shocking their world and changing it forever.

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Masters of the Planet
Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: Ian Tattersall
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-05-28 - Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

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
Rise of the Earth Dragon: A Branches Book (Dragon Masters #1)
Language: en
Pages: 96
Authors: Tracey West
Categories: Juvenile Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-08-26 - Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

The New York Times bestselling Dragon Masters series is "How to Train Your Dragon" meets the Dragon Slayers' Academy, and it's perfect for newly independent readers! Pick a book. Grow a reader. This series is part of Scholastic's early chapter book line called Branches, which is aimed at newly independent
Ask the Beasts: Darwin and the God of Love
Language: en
Pages: 352
Authors: Elizabeth A. Johnson
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-03-13 - Publisher: A&C Black

An examination of the relationship between faith in God and the concept of ecological care within a crisis of biodiversity
He-Man and the Masters of the Universe: A Character Guide and World Compendium
Language: en
Pages: 512
Authors: Various
Categories: Comics & Graphic Novels
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-05-23 - Publisher: Dark Horse Comics

This is the most comprehensive guide ever published, covering all things Masters of the Universe and Princess of Power from 1982 through today! The universe of He-Man and She-Ra is full of mystery. And thanks to over four thousand individual entries covering characters, beasts, vehicles, locations, weapons and magic, you
Greatest Mysteries of the Unexplained
Language: en
Pages: 382
Authors: Lucy Doncaster, Andrew Holland
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-09-01 - Publisher: Arcturus Publishing

Examines strange and unexplained phenomena, including disappearances, ghosts, curses, wierd nature, UFO's and more.