By Peter Andrews

Our closest dwelling kin are the chimpanzee and bonobo. We percentage many features with them, yet our lineages diverged hundreds of thousands of years in the past. Who in reality was once our final universal ancestor? Bringing jointly ecology, evolution, genetics, anatomy and geology, this booklet presents a brand new viewpoint on human evolution. What can fossil apes let us know in regards to the origins of human evolution? Did the final universal ancestor of apes and people reside in bushes or at the floor? What did it devour, and the way did it live on in a global choked with huge predators? Did it glance whatever like dwelling apes? Andrews addresses those questions and extra to reconstruct the typical ancestor and its habitat. Synthesising thirty-five years of labor on either old environments and fossil and sleek ape anatomy, this ebook presents precise new insights into the evolutionary approaches that ended in the origins of the human lineage.

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