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50 Great Myths of Human Evolution

Understanding Misconceptions About Our Origins
Narrated by: Steven Menasche
Length: 14 hrs and 11 mins
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50 Great Myths of Human Evolution uses common misconceptions to explore basic theory and research in human evolution and strengthen critical thinking skills for lay audiences, listeners, and students.

  • Examines intriguing - yet widely misunderstood - topics, from general ideas about evolution and human origins to the evolution of modern humans and recent trends in the field
  • Describes what fossils, archaeology, and genetics can tell us about human origins
  • Demonstrates the ways in which science adapts and changes over time to incorporate new evidence and better explanations

Includes myths such as: "Humans lived at the same time as dinosaurs"; "Lucy was so small because she was a child"; "Our ancestors have always made fire"; and "There is a strong relationship between brain size and intelligence."

©2017 John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (P)2017 Gildan Media LLC

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Best evolution book I have read.

I like to read books on evolution. I have read many, but this is the best book on evolution I've read (listened to). It explains several topics that I had not understood before.
I looked for other Audible books by John Relethford, but this is his only book on Audible. He has several books available from Amazon.
I feel like I have a better understanding of evolution after listening to this book.

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  • Sarah
  • 01-29-18

Excellent Introduction to Paleo-Anthropology

If you could sum up 50 Great Myths of Human Evolution in three words, what would they be?

Really great info!

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Indeed but that would have required me to be at work for another 6hrs! I will have finished listening by lunchtime tomorrow - 2 days.

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Highly recommended and very easy to follow. Loving it :D