• Close Encounters with Humankind

  • A Paleoanthropologist Investigates Our Evolving Species
  • By: Sang-Hee Lee, Shin-Young Yoon
  • Narrated by: Emily Woo Zeller
  • Length: 6 hrs and 37 mins
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (51 ratings)

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Close Encounters with Humankind

By: Sang-Hee Lee, Shin-Young Yoon
Narrated by: Emily Woo Zeller
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What can fossilized teeth tell us about our ancient life expectancy? What can big data on fossils reveal about farming's problematic role in human evolution? How can simple geometric comparisons of skull and pelvic fossils suggest an origin to our social nature?

In Close Encounters with Humankind, paleoanthropologist Sang-Hee Lee explores some of our biggest evolutionary questions from unexpected new angles. Through a series of entertaining, bite-sized chapters, we gain new perspectives into our first hominin ancestors, our first steps on two feet, our first forays into toolmaking and hunting, and of course our continuing evolution.

©2015 Sang-Hee Lee and Shin-Young Yoon (P)2018 HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books