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              The World Before Us: How Science is Revealing a New Story of Our Human Origins

              The World Before Us: How Science is Revealing a New Story of Our Human Origins (Hardback)

              By Higham, Tom

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              A fascinating investigation of the origin of humans based on incredible new discoveries and advanced scientific technology

              ISBN 9780241440674
              Released NZ 25 Mar 2021
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age 16+ years
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              The World Before Us: How Science is Revealing a New Story of Our Human Origins

              The World Before Us: How Science is Revealing a New Story of Our Human Origins (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Higham, Tom

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              50,000 years ago, we were not the only species of human in the world. There were at least four others, including the Neanderthals, who occupied Europe, the Near East and parts of Eurasia; the enigmatic Homo floresiensis, or 'Hobbits', from the island of Flores; and Homo luzonesis..., found in the Philippines, and even more diminutive than the Hobbits at less than four feet high. And then there are the Denisovans, discovered thanks to cutting-edge science in 2010 in a cave in Siberia. At the forefront of this ground-breaking discovery was Oxford Professor Tom Higham. In The World Before Us he follows the scientific and technological advancements - in radiocarbon dating and ancient DNA, for example - that allowed each of these discoveries to be made and enabled us to be more accurate in our predictions about not just how long ago these other humans lived, but how they lived. The implications of these - and future - discoveries for us today are profound. We know which human groups today share which ancestors' genes, and the impact this has; for example, genes from Denisovans explain why some people cope better with living at high altitude, and Type 2 Diabetes may have been an evolutionary advantage for Neanderthals, who, in times of nutritional stress, may have needed to retain more blood sugar than their 21st century Homo sapiens-descendants. This is the story of us, told for the first time with its full cast of characters.
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              ISBN 9780241440681
              Released NZ 4 May 2021
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age 16+ years
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              The World Before Us: How Science is Revealing a New Story of Our Human Origins (Paperback)

              By Higham, Tom

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                7 Apr 22

              'The who, what, where, when and how of human evolution, from one of the world's experts on the dating of prehistoric fossils' Steve Brusatte, author of The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs 'Fascinating and entertaining. If you read one book on human origins, this should be it' Ian ...Morris, author of Why the West Rules - For Now 50,000 years ago, we were not the only species of human in the world. There were at least four others, including the Neanderthals, Homo floresiensis, Homo luzonesis and the Denisovans. At the forefront of the latter's ground-breaking discovery was Oxford Professor Tom Higham. In The World Before Us, he explains the scientific and technological advancements - in radiocarbon dating and ancient DNA, for example - that allowed each of these discoveries to be made, enabling us to be more accurate in our predictions about not just how long ago these other humans lived, but how they lived, interacted and live on in our genes today. This is the story of us, told for the first time with its full cast of characters. 'Exciting' David Abulafia, author of The Boundless Sea 'Remarkable' Rebecca Wragg Sykes, author of Kindred 'Thrilling' David Reich, author of Who We Are and How We Got Here 'Brilliant' Chris Gosden, author of The History of Magic 'Gripping and fun' Paul Collier, author of The Bottom Billion 'Essential' Barry Cunliffe, author of The Scythians 'Profoundly entertaining' Brian Fagan, author of World Prehistory
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              ISBN 9780241989050
              Released NZ 7 Apr 2022
              Publisher Penguin
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              The World Before Us: The New Science Behind Our Human Origins
               

              The World Before Us: The New Science Behind Our Human Origins (Hardback)

              By Higham, Tom

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              A fascinating investigation of the origin of humans based on incredible new discoveries and advanced scientific technology

              ISBN 9780300259223
              Released NZ 24 Aug 2021
              Publisher Yale University Press
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