|Meet Your Ancestors, A Biography of Primitive Man
|The Viking Press
|anthropology, non-fiction, science
This is a summary of human evolution for general reading.
This is the first account, in a general work, of the huge jaw from Java and even huger teeth from China which make it apparent that there really were giants in those days. And Peking man, one of the most notable finds of all. Andrews not only knows the site well, but has known all who played important parts in the discovery. Yet even when he retells the older stories, they sound like eyewitness accounts. In fact, this book stands out from others of its kind not so much for what it says about our remote ancestors, but for what it tells of the adventure involved in finding what is left of them. [Suggest a different description.]
Author Bio for Andrews, Roy Chapman
Roy Chapman Andrews (1884-1960) was an American naturalist and explorer. Born in Beloit, Wisconsin, he attended Beloit College. He joined the American Museum of Natural History in New York eventually becoming the director from 1935 to 1942. He made several exploratory trips to Alaska and Central and East Asia. He is principally known for discovering dinosaur eggs in Mongolia but made valuable contributions to other sciences such as botany, zoology and topography. He wrote several books chronicling his travels and his discoveries. (Chambers Biographical Dictionary)
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