What Does it Mean to be Human? PDF ePub eBook

Books Info:

What Does it Mean to be Human? free pdf This engrossing exploration of our species' evolutionary history is a companion piece to what will be the Smithsonian's newest permanent exhibit, the David H. Koch Hall of Human Origins. This exhibit, 20 years in the making, will be the largest and most comprehensive in the world on this important topic and is expected to draw more than 7 million visitors annually. This generously illustrated book tells the story of the human family, showing how our species' physical traits and behaviours evolved over millions of years as our ancestors adapted to dramatic environmental changes. In "What Does It Mean To Be Human?", Rick Potts, director of the Smithsonian's Human Origins Program, and Christopher Sloan, National Geographic's paleoanthropology expert, delve into our distant past to explain when, why, and how we acquired the unique biological and cultural qualities that govern our most fundamental connections and interactions with other people and with the natural world. Drawing on the latest research, they conclude that we are the last survivors of a once-diverse family, and that our evolution was shaped by one of the most unstable eras in Earth's environmental history. The book presents a wealth of attractive new material especially developed for the hall's displays, from life-like reconstructions of our ancestors sculpted by the acclaimed artist John Gurche to photographs from National Geographic and Smithsonian archives, along with informative graphics and illustrations. In coordination with the exhibit opening, NOVA will present a related three-part television series, and the museum will launch a website expected to draw 40 million visitors.

About Christopher Sloan

Chris Sloan is senior editor and the director of mission projects at "National Geographic" magazine. He is a specialist at developing stories on archaeology, paleoanthropology, and paleontology.
Rick Potts is director of the Smithsonian's human origins program and curator of anthropology at the National Museum of Natural History.

Details Book

Author : Christopher Sloan
Publisher : National Geographic Society
Data Published : 15 April 2010
ISBN : 1426206062
EAN : 9781426206061
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 176 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
Rating :

Reviews What Does it Mean to be Human?



17 Comments Add a comment




Related eBooks Download


  • The Human Footprint free pdfThe Human Footprint

    The Human Footprint: A Global Environmental History. Second Edition. presents a multidisciplinary global history of Earth from its origins to the present day..


  • Any Human Face free pdfAny Human Face

    When Andrew - a second-hand-book dealer - comes across a pile of photographs from police archives. he decides to exhibit them. But then the gallery is raided the day before the opening..


  • Any Human Face free pdfAny Human Face

    When Andrew -- a second-hand-book dealer -- comes across a pile of photographs from police archives. he decides to exhibit them. But then the gallery is raided the day before the opening..


  • 2004 Treasures of the Smithsonian Engagement Calendar free pdf2004 Treasures of the Smithsonian Engagement Calendar

    One of the world's most popular museums. the Smithsonian Institution hosts 29.000.000 visitors a year. With 16 museums and galleries. plus the National Zoo. there truly is something for everyone to enjoy..


  • The Evolution of Childhood free pdfThe Evolution of Childhood

    This book is an intellectual tour de force: a comprehensive Darwinian interpretation of human development. Looking at the entire range of human evolutionary history. Melvin Konner tells the compelling and complex story of how cross-cultural and universal characteristics of our growth from infancy to adolescence became rooted in genetically inherited characteristics of the human brain..


  • What Does it Mean to be Human? free pdfWhat Does it Mean to be Human?

    . This engrossing exploration of our species' evolutionary history is a companion piece to what will be the Smithsonian's newest permanent exhibit, the David H. Koch Hall of Human Origins. This exhibi