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Distinctly Human: An Evolutionary Journey.

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Evolution is no longer a theory. It is the standard model that is recognised on how all life has diversified or changed over the years, originating from a common ancestor. Diversifying into different lineages, then different species and advancing into the modern life we see all over the world today, through natural selection. Favouring any genetic changes that benefit future generations for changing environments.

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Evolution is no longer a theory. It is the standard model that is recognised on how all life has diversified or changed over the years, originating from a common ancestor. Diversifying into different lineages, then different species and advancing into the modern life we see all over the world today, through natural selection. Favouring any genetic changes that benefit future generations for changing environments.

Distinctly Human, An Evolutionary Journey is the journey from our pre-primate ancestry, through to pre-human ancestry along with other lineages that have come before us. Lineages that have thrived, then died out due to climatic and environmental changes that helped shape the Human of today.

This is finally us, physically the result of three million years of evolutionary change since the first true human species, Australopithecus afarensis (Lucy), over three hundred thousand generations and eight million years since the first primate ancestor. We are now fully human.

Distinctly Human, An Evolutionary Journey follows that journey. The journey that made us, Distinctly Human.

3 reviews for Distinctly Human: An Evolutionary Journey.

  1. Kiyote

    A wonderful way for the curious to get their feet wet.

    The author has written a very accessible little science book about human evolution.

    This book covers the history of the emergence of human beings by way of evolution in a straight-forward, very pleasing narrative that answers some of the very basic questions skeptics and the curious may have about the theory of evolution. Written in a non-confrontational style with some really good use of images to illustrate points made in each chapter, this read, albeit short, is a handy reference guide for everything from the emergence of evolution as a theory (Ancient Greece!) to the rise of proto-humans to the arrival of our own species, homo-sapiens.

    It’s a fairly short read, and priced accordingly, but I, even as an armchair anthropologist, was very impressed, even after having read such staples as The Origin of Species and Goodall’s In The Shadow of Man.

    A study in how writing about what you love and some work can churn out a nice product.

    amazon

  2. Jay

    Great!

    If you are looking for a few hours of traveling through time and discovering where the creature homo sapiens sapiens comes from then this is it! Sure there are more detailed books about this but can you really remember all those details? This book is awesome and for the amount of pages actually pretty detailed! Less fluff more information, written in a pleasant way. Recommended!

    Originally Amazon

  3. Starrider,1958

    Distinctly Human

    Except for the scientific names the book is easy to read and understand. Bruce Alpine knows how to make difficult science easy to understand. I encourage anyone interested in early humans to read this book and Bruce Alpine’s other books.

    Originally posted at Kobo

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