BooksHUMAN EVOLUTION

Seeking the Base of Our Branch

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Science  18 Aug 2006:
Vol. 313, Issue 5789, pp. 920
DOI: 10.1126/science.1130116

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The First Human. The Race to Discover Our Earliest Ancestors. By Ann GIbbons. Doubleday, New York, 2006. 341 pp. $26, C$37. ISBN 0- 385-51226-0.

Highlighting recent findings, the author provides a popular account of the earliest fossil hominins and the competition among the scientists involved in the discoveries.