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Acknowledgements Preface 1. Introduction 2. Evolution of the Miocene Great Apes 3. The Later Miocene and Early Pliocene Hominids 4. Our Kind of Hominins 5. A Systematic Scheme for the Pliocene and Early Pleistocene Hominids 6. The First African Exodus: The Emergence of Early Homo in Europe and Asia 7. Human Evolution in the Middle Pleistocene 8. "The Grisly Folk": The Emergence of the Neanderthals 9. The Second African Exodus: The Emergence of Modern Humans 10. The Emergence of Modern Humans in Asia and Australia 11. Epilogue Appendix: Detailed Description of Characters (DWC) References Index

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* Readily accessible to the layperson and professional * Provides concise coverage of current scientific evidence * Presents a robust computer-generated model of human speciation over the last 7 million years * Well illustrated with figures and photographs of important fossil specimens * Presents a synthesis of great ape and human evolution

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By Dr. David W. Cameron and Colin P. Groves


"I was keenly anticipating this book, for I have the highest opinion of the work of both Cameron and Groves. I was not disappointed, for it is a thoroughly researched and entertaining book...Its strength lies in the wonderful clarity in which the principles of phylogenetic analysis are laid out and then applied rigorously to the hominid fossil record. Although many will disagree with the conclusions, they will be able to do so more readily because the analyses are so clearly set out, both the characters used and the methods." -Peter Andrews, Natural History Museum, London, England "This is a detailed treatment which is sure to stimulate consideable debate and argument." -David Pilbeam, Peabody Museum, Harvard University "Although fairly academic in approach, this is still a very readable and well-illustrated overview." - Douglas Palmer, NEW SCIENTIST

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