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Humans

An Unauthorized Biography

  • Claudio Tuniz
  • Patrizia Tiberi Vipraio

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Claudio Tuniz, Patrizia Tiberi Vipraio
    Pages 1-6
  3. Claudio Tuniz, Patrizia Tiberi Vipraio
    Pages 7-12
  4. Claudio Tuniz, Patrizia Tiberi Vipraio
    Pages 13-22
  5. Claudio Tuniz, Patrizia Tiberi Vipraio
    Pages 23-28
  6. Claudio Tuniz, Patrizia Tiberi Vipraio
    Pages 29-36
  7. Claudio Tuniz, Patrizia Tiberi Vipraio
    Pages 37-41
  8. Claudio Tuniz, Patrizia Tiberi Vipraio
    Pages 43-49
  9. Claudio Tuniz, Patrizia Tiberi Vipraio
    Pages 51-59
  10. Claudio Tuniz, Patrizia Tiberi Vipraio
    Pages 61-66
  11. Claudio Tuniz, Patrizia Tiberi Vipraio
    Pages 67-73
  12. Claudio Tuniz, Patrizia Tiberi Vipraio
    Pages 75-78
  13. Claudio Tuniz, Patrizia Tiberi Vipraio
    Pages 79-84
  14. Claudio Tuniz, Patrizia Tiberi Vipraio
    Pages 85-96
  15. Claudio Tuniz, Patrizia Tiberi Vipraio
    Pages 97-108
  16. Claudio Tuniz, Patrizia Tiberi Vipraio
    Pages 109-113
  17. Back Matter
    Pages 115-124

About this book

Introduction

Based on the latest scientific discoveries, this “unauthorized biography” of the Humans recounts the story of our distant ancestors during the past 6 million years, since the line of our extended family separated from that leading to modern chimpanzees. The book explains how different species evolved, both anatomically and cognitively, and describes the impacts of climatic and environmental change on this process. It also explores the nature of relationships within and between species, describes their everyday lives, and discusses how isolated individuals became members of larger social groups. The concluding chapters highlight the paramount importance of the emergence of symbolic thought and discuss its contribution to the formation of institutions, societies, and economies. The multifaceted picture that emerges will help the reader to make sense not only of “what we were”, but also of “what we are”, here and now. The book is both entertaining and rigorous in integrating results from a wide selection of disciplines. It will be particularly suitable for people with a curious and open mind, keen to overcome long-standing prejudices on man's place in nature.

Keywords

Archaeological science in the book of Claudio Tuniz Evolution of different species Future developments in human evolution History of homo sapiens Homo sapiens origins Human evolution in the book of Claudio Tuniz Origin of modern human Symbolic thought in the book of Claudio Tuniz

Authors and affiliations

  • Claudio Tuniz
    • 1
  • Patrizia Tiberi Vipraio
    • 2
  1. 1.Theoretical PhysicsInternational Centre forTriesteItaly
  2. 2.University of UdineUdineItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-31021-3
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Copernicus, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-31019-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-31021-3
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