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Uncovering Our Earliest Ancestor
By Colin Tudge (Trade Paperback, 2010)
For more than a century, scientists have raced to unravel the human family tree and have grappled with its complications. Now, with an astonishing new discovery, everything we thought we knew about primate origins could change. Lying inside a high-security vault, deep within the heart of one of the world's leading natural history museums, is the scientific find of a lifetime - a perfectly fossilized early primate, older than the previously most famous primate fossil, Lucy, by forty-four million years.

  • Little, Brown and Company
    • Format: Trade Paperback

    • Price: $15.99 US/$19.99 CAN

    • ISBN-13: 9780316070096

    • On Sale Date: 08/11/2010

    • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company

    • Imprint: Back Bay Books

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For more than a century, scientists have raced to unravel the human family tree and have grappled with its complications. Now, with an astonishing new discovery, everything we thought we knew about primate origins could change. Lying inside a high-security vault, deep within the heart of one of the world's leading natural history museums, is the scientific find of a lifetime - a perfectly fossilized early primate, older than the previously most famous primate fossil, Lucy, by forty-four million years.

Colin Tudge is a biologist by education and a writer by inclination--on biology, food and agriculture, and the philosophy of science. His books include The Tree, Feeding People Is Easy, Consider the Birds, and The Time Before History. For more information about the author, go to www.colintudge.com.
  • "This is an extraordinary fossil."

  • "This fossil will probably be the one that will be pictured in all textbooks for the next one hundred years."

  • "When the results of our investigations are published, this will be just like an asteroid hitting the Earth."

  • "A kind of Rosetta stone... it ties together parts we haven't been able to associate before."

  • "The most beautiful fossil primate I've ever seen. In terms of a complete skeleton, it's hard to think of anything else in primate evolution that's as complete as this fossil."

  • "A compelling introduction to the study of human evolution." (Washington Post).

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The Link
  • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
  • Price: $15.99 US/$19.99 CAN
  • Pages: 272
  • Physical Dimensions: 5-9/16" x 8-15/16"
  • ISBN-13: 9780316070096
  • On Sale Date: 08/11/2010
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