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Lucy's Knee - The Story of Man and the Story of His Story (Paperback, English) Loot Price: R172
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Lucy's Knee - The Story of Man and the Story of His Story (Paperback, English): Yves Coppens

Lucy's Knee - The Story of Man and the Story of His Story (Paperback, English)

Yves Coppens; Translated by Norman Strike

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This is the story of the old days, our story, that of the 'slow emergence of the hominid, the difficult breakthrough of consciousness, the heavy rising of body to erect stance and the touching instability of first bipedalism, the clumsiness of first attempts to shape stone and the moving tenacity to improve them.'It is a story of science, paleao-anthropology, and its most recent advances. It is also the story of a life of research, illuminated by the discovery of the skeleton Lucy an object of endless fascination. What is the point of prehistory? It puts Man in its place. 'It teaches us who we are, how we became what we are and why.' This is everybody's history, not only to the people of Africa. Scientific facts are presented to the layperson in an understandable way, making for a fascinating read.


Imprint: Protea Boekhuis
Country of origin: South Africa
Release date: February 2002
First published: March 2012
Authors: Yves Coppens
Translators: Norman Strike
Dimensions: 219 x 150 x 10mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 176
Edition: English
ISBN-13: 978-1-919825-89-2
Categories: Books > Humanities > History > Theory & methods > Historiography
Books > History > Theory & methods > Historiography
LSN: 1-919825-89-4
Barcode: 9781919825892

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