The Human Story by Christopher Sloan
Our Evolution from Prehistoric Ancestors to Today (Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12)

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Explores the origins of humans, including how such developments as Linnaeus' classification system and recent understanding of the human genome have improved scientists' comprehension of evolution.

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Christopher Sloan is Senior Editor for Art at "National Geographic magazine, where he guides the work of artists on projects ranging from dinosaurs to the frontiers of space. He is also the magazine's specialist for paleobiology. Sloan is the author of several children's books. Zahi Hawass, Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities as well as one of National Geographic's Explorers-in-Residence, is credited with such monumental discoveries as the tombs of the Giza pyramid builders and the Valley of the Golden Mummies, which inspired a best-selling book. He has been a consultant for film, television, and magazines, and he lectures throughout the world. In 2000, Hawass received the Distinguished Scholar award from the Association of Egyptian American Scholars. Kenneth Garrett, a specialist in archaeology, paleontology, and ancient cultures, has photographed archaeological sites and subjects worldwide on assignment for National Geographic. His work has also been featured in many books, including two of Dr. Hawass's previous works.
Published April 1, 2004 by National Geographic Children's Books. 80 pages
Genres: History, Education & Reference, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Science & Math.

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Incorporating recent discoveries that have been filling in our family tree at an unprecedented clip, Sloan, paleobiology specialist at National Geographic Magazine, retraces both human physical evolution over the past seven or so million years, and the parallel but far more recent cultural evolut...

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