Human Prehistory in Fiction

Author: Charles De Paolo

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786483296

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 172

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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-Aîné’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: 2304

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

Catalog of Copyright Entries. Third Series

1972: January-June

Author: Library of Congress. Copyright Office

Publisher: Copyright Office, Library of Congress


Category: Copyright

Page: 1784

View: 6073

Posted in Copyright

Human Biology

Author: Raymond Pearl

Publisher: N.A


Category: Anthropology

Page: N.A

View: 6311

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


Category: Religion and science

Page: N.A

View: 2158

Posted in Religion and science

Hominid origins

inquiries past and present

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

Publisher: N.A


Category: Science

Page: 238

View: 5157

Posted in Science

Perspectives on Human Evolution

Author: Sherwood Larned Washburn,Phillis Dolhinow

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780805399417

Category: Human evolution

Page: 591

View: 5120

Posted in Human evolution


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Geology

Page: N.A

View: 5569

Posted in Geology

Library of Congress Catalog

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

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Subject catalogs

Page: N.A

View: 7848

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

The Ancient World

Author: Esmond Wright

Publisher: Book Sales


Category: History

Page: 319

View: 9781

Describes the history and civilization of the ancient world by examining the awakening of man, the world of the Egyptians, the triumph of the Greeks, the dominance of Rome, and ancient Persia, India, and China
Posted in History

American Book Publishing Record Cumulative, 1970-1974

Author: Bowker Editorial Staff

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780835209113


Page: 6500

View: 3828

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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Physical Anthropology

Author: Philip L. Stein,Bruce M. Rowe

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies


Category: Physical anthropology

Page: 424

View: 4971

Posted in Physical anthropology

The British National Bibliography

Author: Arthur James Wells

Publisher: N.A


Category: English literature

Page: N.A

View: 931

Posted in English literature


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Universities and colleges

Page: N.A

View: 3244

Posted in Universities and colleges

Books in Series

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780835221092

Category: Monographic series

Page: 1756

View: 9925

Posted in Monographic series

Books in Series in the United States

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Children's literature in series

Page: N.A

View: 4870

Posted in Children's literature in series

45th Anniversary Report

Author: Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research

Publisher: N.A


Category: Anthropology

Page: N.A

View: 2195

Posted in Anthropology

National Union Catalog

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Union catalogs

Page: N.A

View: 8887

Includes entries for maps and atlases.
Posted in Union catalogs

The Dawn of Man

Author: Josef Wolf (Dr. CSc.)

Publisher: ABRAMS


Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 231

View: 7509

Discusses the evolution of man from his ape-like ancestors who roamed the earth 20 million years ago.
Posted in Juvenile Nonfiction