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Smithsonian Intimate Guide to Human Origins

by Carl Zimmer
New York: Harper Paperbacks, 2007. 176 pages.

A beautifully illustrated and elegantly concise guide to human origins, the Smithsonian Intimate Guide to Human Origins explains the latest research on human evolution. "Despite recent insights into our origins, there is much we still don't know. ... While scientists will never recover a perfect picture of human evolution," Zimmer writes, "their success in recent years makes it a safe bet that they will continue to make astonishing new discoveries for years to come." One of the country's leading science journalists, Zimmer is also the author of Evolution: The Triumph of an Idea and The Tangled Bank: An Introduction to Evolution.