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50 Great Myths of Human Evolution uses common misconceptions to explore basic theory and research in human evolution and strengthen critical thinking skills for lay audiences, listeners, and students.


Examines intriguing - yet widely misunderstood - topics, from general ideas about evolution and human origins to the evolution of modern humans and recent trends in the field
Describes what fossils, archaeology, and genetics can tell us about human origins
Demonstrates the ways in which science adapts and changes over time to incorporate new evidence and better explanations

Includes myths such as: "Humans lived at the same time as dinosaurs"; "Lucy was so small because she was a child"; "Our ancestors have always made fire"; and "There is a strong relationship between brain size and intelligence."
©2017 John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (P)2017 Gildan Media LLC
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