LUCY: The Beginnings of Humankind
How our oldest human ancestor was discovered --- and who she was
The book is in Very Good+ condition. The binding is tight and square. No reader's creases. Very light chipping on front cover. No writing inside or outside the book. The book is apx. 9 1/2" by 6" and contains 409 pages which includes a 17 page index. There are an additional 8 glossy pages with color photos. The book also contains many black and white photos.
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FROM THE BACK OF THE BOOK:
"When Donald Johanson found a partial skeleton, approximately 3.5 million years old, in a remote region of Ethiopia in 1974, a headline-making controversy was launched that continues on today. Bursting with all the suspense and intrigue of a fast-paced adventure novel, here is Johanson's lively account of the extraordinary discovery of "Lucy" --- the oldest, best-preserved skeleton of any erect-walking human ancestor ever found. By expounding the controversial change Lucy makes in our view of human origins, Johanson provides a vivid, behind-the-scenes account of the history of paleoanthropology and the colorful, eccentric characters who were and are a part of it. Never before have the mystery and intricacy of our origins been so clearly and compellingly explained as in this astonishing and dramatic book."
Author: Donald Johanson and Maitland Edey
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Edition: First Touchstone printing
Publication Year: 1990
Book Condition: Very Good +