50 Great Myths Human Evolution: Understanding Misconceptions about Our Origins, John H. Relethford
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50 Great Myths Human Evolution: Understanding Misconceptions about Our Origins

Author: John H. Relethford

Narrator: Steven Menasche

Unabridged: 14 hr 11 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Gildan Audio

Published: 08/01/2017

Genre: Social Science - Anthropology - Cultural

Synopsis

50 Great Myths of Human Evolution uses common misconceptions to explore basic theory and research in human evolution and strengthen critical thinking skills for lay readers, listeners and students. Examines intriguing-yet widely misunderstood-topics, from general ideas about evolution and human origins to the evolution of modern humans and recent trends in the field Describes what fossils, archaeology, and genetics can tell us about human origins Demonstrates the ways in which science adapts and changes over time to incorporate new evidence and better explanations Includes myths such as "Humans lived at the same time as dinosaurs;" "Lucy was so small because she was a child;" "Our ancestors have always made fire;" and "There is a strong relationship between brain size and intelligence"

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