The first human: [the race to discover our earliest ancestors]

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"In this dynamic account, award-winning science writer Ann Gibbons chronicles an extraordinary quest to answer the most primal of questions: When and where was the dawn of humankind? Following four intensely competitive international teams of scientists in a heated race to find the 'missing link' - the fossil of the earliest human ancestor - Gibbons ventures to Africa, where she encounters a fascinating array of fossil hunters: Tim White, the irreverent Californian who discovered the partial skeleton of a primate that lived 4.4 million years ago in Ethiopia; French paleontologist Michel Brunet, who uncovers a skull in Chad that could date the beginnings of humankind to seven million years ago; and two other groups - one led by zoologist Meave Leakey, the other by British geologist Martin Pickford and his French paleontologist partner, Brigitte Senut - who enter the race with landmark discoveries of their own. Through scrupulous research and vivid first-person reporting, The First Human reveals the perils and the promises of fossil hunting on a grand competitive scale."--Publisher's description.
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subject_facet Evolução humana, Fossil hominids, Homem fossil, Human evolution, Science / Paleontology
title_display The first human : the race to discover our earliest ancestors
title_full The First Human The Race to Discover Our Earliest Ancestors, The first human : [the race to discover our earliest ancestors] [electronic resource] / Ann Gibbons, The first human : the race to discover our earliest ancestors / Ann Gibbons
title_short The first human :
title_sub [the race to discover our earliest ancestors]
topic_facet Evolução humana, Fossil hominids, Homem fossil, Human evolution, Nonfiction, Science