Human Prehistory in Fiction

Author: Charles De Paolo

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786414170

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 172

View: 2275

What was the world like for people thousands of years ago? How can we know? Through fiction? This is a work of literary criticism, and more. It begins with a discussion of the problem of authenticity and then considers twelve pieces of fiction that depict human prehistory: H.G. Wells' The Island of Doctor Moreau, Pierre Boulle's The Planet of the Apes, Jules Verne's The Village in the Treetops, Edgar Rice Burroughs' The Land That Time Forgot, the struggle for legitimacy in Wells' "The Grisly Folk," the Tasmanian analogue in Lester Del Rey's "The Day Is Done," William Golding's The Inheritors, "the promise of humanity" in Arthur C. Clarke's 2001: A Space Odyssey, the theme of "a god among the heathen" in Wells' "The Lord of the Dynamos" and other works, Jean Auel's The Clan of the Cave Bear, J.H. Rosny-Aine's Quest for Fire, and Wells' The Time Machine: An Invention. A final chapter considers the paleoanthropologist as literary critic.
Posted in Literary Criticism

An Introduction to Human Evolutionary Anatomy

Author: Leslie Aiello,Christopher Dean

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 008057100X

Category: Social Science

Page: 608

View: 3897

An anthropologist and an anatomist have combined their skills in this book to provide students and research workers with the essentials of anatomy and the means to apply these to investigations into hominid form and function. Using basic principles and relevant bones, conclusions can be reached regarding the probable musculature, stance, brain size, age, weight, and sex of a particular fossil specimen. The sort of deductions which are possible are illustrated by reference back to contemporary apes and humans, and a coherent picture of the history of hominid evolution appears. Written in a clear and concise style and beautifully illustrated, An Introduction to Human Evolutionary Anatomy is a basic reference for all concerned with human evolution as well as a valuable companion to both laboratory practical sessions and new research using fossil skeletons.
Posted in Social Science

Human Biology

Author: Raymond Pearl

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Anthropology

Page: N.A

View: 9877

Includes section "Recent literature useful in the study of human biology."
Posted in Anthropology

Faith and Thought

Journal of the Victoria Institute

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Religion and science

Page: N.A

View: 796

Posted in Religion and science

Perspectives on Human Evolution

Author: Sherwood Larned Washburn,Phillis Dolhinow

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780805399417

Category: Human evolution

Page: 591

View: 7415

Posted in Human evolution

Hominid origins

inquiries past and present

Author: Kathy Reichs,Northern Illinois University. Dept. of Anthropology

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 238

View: 5924

Posted in Science

Memoir

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Geology

Page: N.A

View: 8354

Posted in Geology

Anthropology

Author: William A. Haviland

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Anthropology

Page: 639

View: 9102

Posted in Anthropology

Library of Congress Catalog

Books: subjects; a cumulative list of works represented by Library of Congress printed cards

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Subject catalogs

Page: N.A

View: 4842

Beginning with 1953, entries for Motion pictures and filmstrips, Music and phonorecords form separate parts of the Library of Congress catalogue. Entries for Maps and atlases were issued separately 1953-1955.
Posted in Subject catalogs

American Book Publishing Record Cumulative, 1970-1974

Author: Bowker Editorial Staff

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780835209113

Category:

Page: 6500

View: 846

Here's quick access to more than 490,000 titles published from 1970 to 1984 arranged in Dewey sequence with sections for Adult and Juvenile Fiction. Author and Title indexes are included, and a Subject Guide correlates primary subjects with Dewey and LC classification numbers. These cumulative records are available in three separate sets.
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The British National Bibliography

Author: Arthur James Wells

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: English literature

Page: N.A

View: 1769

Posted in English literature

Physical Anthropology

Author: Philip L. Stein,Bruce M. Rowe

Publisher: McGraw-Hill College

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 482

View: 4551

Since the first edition of Physical Anthropology, over a quarter century ago, Stein and Rowe have been helping to teach physical anthropology to tens of thousands of students. In this new edition, these award winning teachers and authors continue to share their love of discovery with students in this balanced, objective introduction to physical anthropology that does not assume that students have any previous knowledge of the subject. Carefully streamlined, making it more accessible and affordable, this seventh edition provides students with a pedagogical program designed to facilitate comprehension. Every concept is carefully explained and illustrated, guiding students step-by-step through difficult material. Despite changes in organization and length, this text maintains its emphasis on three important themes. First, that anthropology is a holistic discipline, second, that human beings are an integral part of nature, and third, because humans depend on learned behavior, our maintenance of a balance with nature can be strengthened by an understanding of our evolutionary past. As always, Stein and Rowe use the most current data to unravel the mystery of the evolution of humankind, and to examine the dynamic relationship between humans and their environment.
Posted in Social Science

Calendar

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Universities and colleges

Page: N.A

View: 3827

Posted in Universities and colleges

Books in Series

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780835221092

Category: Monographic series

Page: 1756

View: 739

Posted in Monographic series

Books in Series in the United States

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Children's literature in series

Page: N.A

View: 8201

Posted in Children's literature in series

45th Anniversary Report

Author: Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Anthropology

Page: N.A

View: 6223

Posted in Anthropology

Lucy

The Beginnings of Humankind

Author: Donald Johanson,Maitland Edey,Maitland Armstrong Edey

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0671724991

Category: Nature

Page: 416

View: 1880

Johanson, the discoverer, in 1974, of "Lucy"--the oldest skelton of an erect-walking human yet found--reports the story of his internationally acclaimed find
Posted in Nature

National Union Catalog

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Union catalogs

Page: N.A

View: 7249

Includes entries for maps and atlases.
Posted in Union catalogs