The Incredible Human Journey

✏Book Title : The Incredible Human Journey
✏Author : Alice Roberts
✏Publisher : A&C Black
✏Release Date : 2010-04-05
✏Pages : 384
✏ISBN : 9781408810910
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Incredible Human Journey Book Summary : Alice Roberts has been travelling the world - from Ethiopian desert to Malay peninsula and from Russian steppes to Amazon basin - in order to understand the challenges that early humans faced as they tried to settle continents. On her travels she has witnessed some of the daunting and brutal challenges our ancestors had to face: mountains, deserts, oceans, changing climates, terrifying giant beasts and volcanoes. But she discovers that perhaps the most serious threat of all came from other humans. When our ancestors set out from Africa there were already two other species of human on the planet: Neanderthal in Europe and Homo erectus in Asia. Both (contrary to popular perception) were intelligent, adept at making tools and weapons and were long adapted to their environments. So, Alice asks, why did only Homo sapiens survive? Part detective story, part travelogue, and drawing on the latest genetic and archaeological discoveries, Alice examines how our ancestors evolved physically in response to these challenges, finding out how our colour, shape, size, diet, disease resistance and even athletic ability have been shaped by the range of environments that our ancestors had to survive. She also relates how astonishingly closely related we all are. As a lecturer in Anatomy at Bristol University, Alice Roberts is eminently qualified to write this book. As a talented artist, she is perfectly qualified to illustrate it, and dotted throughout this lively book are many of the sketches and photographs from her travels.

✏Book Title : Two Hundred Thousand Years
✏Author : J. Jung
✏Publisher : iUniverse
✏Release Date : 2007-12
✏Pages : 136
✏ISBN : 9780595471119
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Two Hundred Thousand Years Book Summary : Two Hundred Thousand Years presents snapshots of life since the dawn of mankind. In an engaging series of short stories, characters live the human experience and journey through the great gateways of human history, seeking answers to compelling questions such as: · How did man, a physical weakling, rise to dominate a planet of powerful carnivores? · Does contemporary man differ from his ancient predecessors? · Can man's future be seen in his past? · Is man good, evil, both, or neither? · What will likely end man's reign on earth? Characters learn what it means to be human-in both good times and bad. In Fire, an African tribesman struggles to cope after his three-year-old child is swept away by a powerful river. In The Hunt, a clan braves the tundra as they seek to kill bison, driving off other carnivores, and finding ways to keep warm in their bid to continue living. In The Astronaut, a spaceman marvels at passing through perhaps the greatest gateway of all: outer space. Entertaining and thought provoking, Two Hundred Thousand Years explores how man got to where he is today and where he might be going in the future.

✏Book Title : The Incredible Human Journey
✏Author : Alice Roberts
✏Publisher : Bloomsbury Paperbacks
✏Release Date : 2010
✏Pages : 376
✏ISBN : 1408802880
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Incredible Human Journey Book Summary : Alice Roberts has been travelling the world - from Ethiopian desert to Malay peninsula and from Russian steppes to Amazon basin - in order to understand the challenges that early humans faced as they tried to settle continents. On her travels she has witnessed some of the daunting and brutal challenges our ancestors had to face: mountains, deserts, oceans, changing climates, terrifying giant beasts and volcanoes. But she discovers that perhaps the most serious threat of all came from other humans. When our ancestors set out from Africa there were already two other species of human on the planet: Neanderthal in Europe and Homo erectus in Asia. Both (contrary to popular perception) were intelligent, adept at making tools and weapons and were long adapted to their environments. So, Alice asks, why did only Homo sapiens survive? Part detective story, part travelogue, and drawing on the latest genetic and archaeological discoveries, Alice examines how our ancestors evolved physically in response to these challenges, finding out how our colour, shape, size, diet, disease resistance and even athletic ability have been shaped by the range of environments that our ancestors had to survive. She also relates how astonishingly closely related we all are. As a lecturer in Anatomy at Bristol University, Alice Roberts is eminently qualified to write this book. As a talented artist, she is perfectly qualified to illustrate it, and dotted throughout this lively book are many of the sketches and photographs from her travels.

📒Human Migration ✍ Judy Dodge Cummings

✏Book Title : Human Migration
✏Author : Judy Dodge Cummings
✏Publisher : Nomad Press
✏Release Date : 2016-07-18
✏Pages : 128
✏ISBN : 9781619303720
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Human Migration Book Summary : About 200,000 years ago, humans arose as a species on the continent of Africa. How did they get to the rest of the world? When did they leave, why, and what did they use for transportation? Whether by bamboo raft or Boeing 747, whether to escape political persecution or because of climate change, migration is a recurring pattern throughout the human history of the world. In Human Migration: Investigate the Global Journey of Humankind, readers ages 12 to 15 retrace the paths taken by our ancestors, starting with the very first steps away from African soil. Understanding who has migrated, from where, when, and why helps us understand the shared history of humans across the world and the future that links us together. Kids discover how archaeologists, paleoanthropologists, linguists, and geneticists piece together different parts of the puzzle of ancient migration. Open-ended, inquiry-based activities and links to primary sources help readers draw inferences and analyze how these human journeys have changed where and how people live. Human Migration takes readers on a journey from our common ancestry to our shared future on an increasingly fragile planet.

📒Human Journey ✍ Professor Alice Roberts

✏Book Title : Human Journey
✏Author : Professor Alice Roberts
✏Publisher : Red Shed
✏Release Date : 2020-09-03
✏Pages : 48
✏ISBN : 1405291451
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Human Journey Book Summary : Join TV biological anthropologist Professor Alice Roberts on a fascinating non-fiction journey to discover the secrets of our past, in this dramatic retelling of our human journey for children aged 7+ years. Adults who love Who Do You Think You Are? will enjoy reading and sharing this book with young ones. Reach back through time and shake hands with your ancestors. Discover who we are, where we come from and even what it means to be human as you follow the amazing human journey. This spectacular illustrated book begins with the dawn of humankind on the grasslands of Africa around 2 million years ago and unfolds to follow our ancestors over time and all around the world: from Africa to Asia, Europe, Australia and the Americas. Travel with them as they face perils posed by deserts, oceans, changing climates, giant beasts, volcanoes and more, as they adapted, invented, survived and thrived.

📒Evolution ✍ Alice Roberts

✏Book Title : Evolution
✏Author : Alice Roberts
✏Publisher : Dorling Kindersley Ltd
✏Release Date : 2018-07-05
✏Pages : 256
✏ISBN : 9780241365809
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Evolution Book Summary : This unrivalled illustrated guide to human evolution brings you face to face with your ancient ancestors. Travelling back in time almost eight million years, the book charts the development of our species, Homo sapiens, from tree-dwelling primates to modern humans. Evolution investigates each of our ancestors in detail and in context, from the anatomy of their bones to the environment they lived in. Detailed maps show where each species has been found and plot the gradual spread of humans around the world. Fully updated to include the latest discoveries and research - including the newly discovered species Homo naledi - Evolution presents the latest thinking on some of the most captivating questions in science, such as whether modern humans and Neanderthals interacted with each other. Written and authenticated by a team of acknowledged experts and illustrated by renowned Dutch paleoartists the Kennis brothers, Evolution presents the story of our species with unique richness, authority, and detail.

✏Book Title : The Incredible Unlikeliness of Being
✏Author : Alice Roberts
✏Publisher : Hachette UK
✏Release Date : 2014-09-04
✏Pages : 320
✏ISBN : 9781848664784
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Incredible Unlikeliness of Being Book Summary : 'From your brain to your fingertips, you emerge from her book entertained and with a deeper understanding of yourself' Richard Dawkins 'A masterful account of why our bodies are the way they are . . . this book really shines . . . Roberts's lightness of touch is joyous, and celebratory' Observer 'Witty, personal and above all informed by passion and deep knowledge, this is the story of you, not just from conception onwards but from the millions of years of evolution that have shaped the way we are today' Adam Rutherford ***SHORTLISTED FOR THE WELLCOME BOOK PRIZE*** Alice Roberts takes you on the most incredible journey, revealing your path from a single cell to a complex embryo to a living, breathing, thinking person. It's a story that connects us with our distant ancestors and an extraordinary, unlikely chain of events that shaped human development and left a mark on all of us. Alice Roberts uses the latest research to uncover the evolutionary history hidden in all of us, from the secrets found only in our embryos and genes - including why as embroyos we have what look like gills - to those visible in your anatomy. This is a tale of discovery, exploring why and how we have developed as we have. This is your story, told as never before.

✏Book Title : The Complete Human Body
✏Author :
✏Publisher : Penguin
✏Release Date : 2016-06-07
✏Pages : 528
✏ISBN : 9781465455956
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Complete Human Body Book Summary : The Complete Human Body, 2nd Edition is the definitive illustrated guide to the human body as we know it today, from its development and form to its functions and disorders. Mysteries remain, but we have come a long way since the sketches and diagrams of the first anatomists in Ancient Greece. Now updated and expanded to include more information than before, The Complete Human Body, 2nd Edition explores the body's forms and functions in greater depth than any other popular reference, from muscle structure and activity to motor pathways within the brain. Illustrated with unprecedented clarity by computer-generated artworks and the latest medical and microscopic imaging, this comprehensive reference shows anatomical structures and bodily processes in incredible detail. We inhabit it, we are it, and we are surrounded by 7.2 billion examples of it on the planet - the human body. The Complete Human Body, 2nd Edition is your "access all areas" pass.

✏Book Title : Human Origins A Ladybird Expert Book
✏Author : Alice Roberts
✏Publisher : Penguin UK
✏Release Date : 2019-12-26
✏Pages : 56
✏ISBN : 9781405933179
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Human Origins A Ladybird Expert Book Book Summary :

📒Evolution ✍ Alice M. Roberts

✏Book Title : Evolution
✏Author : Alice M. Roberts
✏Publisher : Dk Pub
✏Release Date : 2011-08
✏Pages : 256
✏ISBN : 0756686733
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Evolution Book Summary : Traveling back almost eight million years to our earliest primate relatives, "Evolution: The Human Story" charts the development of our species from tree-dwelling primates to modern humans. Full color.