The Hunt for the Dawn Monkey: Unearthing the Origins of Monkeys, Apes, and Humans

The Hunt for the Dawn Monkey: Unearthing the Origins of Monkeys, Apes, and Humans


Taking us again approximately forty five million years into the Eocene, "the sunrise of modern life," Chris Beard, a world-renowned specialist at the primate fossil checklist, deals a tantalizing new point of view on our inner most evolutionary roots. In a fast paced narrative choked with vibrant tales from the sphere, he reconstructs our nuclear family tree, displaying that the 1st anthropoids—the assorted and profitable staff that comes with monkeys, apes, and humans—evolved thousands of years ahead of used to be formerly suspected and emerged in Asia instead of Africa.

In The Hunt for the sunrise Monkey, Beard chronicles the saga of 2 centuries of clinical exploration looking for anthropoid origins, from the early paintings of Georges Cuvier, the daddy of paleontology, to the newest discoveries in Asia, Africa, and North America's Rocky Mountains. by contrast ancient backdrop, he weaves the tale of ways his personal expeditions have unearthed an important fossils—including the debatable primate Eosimias—that help his compelling new imaginative and prescient of anthropoid evolution. the one publication written for a large viewers that explores this distant section of our personal evolutionary heritage, The Hunt for the sunrise Monkey adds a desirable new bankruptcy to our knowing of humanity's courting to the remainder of lifestyles on earth.

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