WorldCat Identities

Lewin, Roger

Works: 198 works in 867 publications in 14 languages and 28,169 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  Cross-cultural studies  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Author of introduction, Creator
Classifications: GN281, 573.2
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Roger Lewin
Origins : what new discoveries reveal about the emergence of our species and its possible future by Richard E Leakey( Book )

52 editions published between 1950 and 1991 in English and held by 3,355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the evolution of prehistoric ape-like creatures into human beings, theorizing that the key to this transformation was the ability to share and cooperate in a social context
Human evolution : an illustrated introduction by Roger Lewin( Book )

92 editions published between 1984 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 2,947 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The brief length and focused coverage of Human Evolution : An Illustrated Introduction have made this best-selling textbook the ideal complement to any biology or anthropology course in which human evolution is taught. The fifth edition has been thoroughly updated to include coverage of the latest discoveries and perspectives."--Jacket
Origins reconsidered : in search of what makes us human by Richard E Leakey( Book )

34 editions published between 1992 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 2,389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Origins Reconsidered, Richard Leakey, one of the most respected and influential scientists of our time, takes us on a brilliant and provocative journey through human history. Beginning with his landmark discoveries at Lake Turkana, and including his fascinating reassessment of how we became "human"--And what, after all, being human really means - Leakey concludes with a glimpse of what our evolutionary future may hold. In 1984, Richard Leakey and his "Hominid Gang" of fossil hunters discovered fragments of a boy's skull that were more than 1.5 million years old. They soon unearthed virtually the entire skeleton of what was dubbed the "Turkana Boy" and recognized as one of the most significant paleoanthropological discoveries of all time. But while his Turkana Boy caused a sensation in the media and throughout the world of science, Leakey himself was restless. Yes, the existing fossil record of our prehistory was impressive. But there were more elusive matters to consider. For Richard Leakey the most compelling question is no longer "How did we physically evolve?" It is, instead, "How did we become human?" For this world-renowned paleoanthropologist it is a humbling reminder that no matter how complete the skeleton, how perfect the fossil, there is a gap in our knowledge. Our ancestors evolved from two-legged scavengers into creatures that create. They learned to make stone tools, to communicate, to build shelters, and to hunt for food. This realization sparked Leakey to return to his earlier work - especially his 1977 book, Origins - to poke holes in his previous beliefs and to reflect anew on what makes us who we are. As he gently admits, considerations like these are usually left to philosophers, not scientists. But again and again, he is faced with his own guiding principle: "The past is the key to our future." In this seminal work, Leakey incorporates ideas from philosophy, anthropology, molecular biology, and even linguistics, to investigate not only how we evolved anatomically, but how we acquired the qualities that make us human - consciousness, creativity, and culture
People of the lake : mankind and its beginnings by Richard E Leakey( Book )

46 editions published between 1973 and 1997 in 4 languages and held by 2,282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses recent human fossil discoveries at Lake Turkana in Kenya and explains what has been learned about the evolution, anatomy, and social behavior of prehistoric man from these remains
Bones of contention : controversies in the search for human origins by Roger Lewin( Book )

45 editions published between 1900 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 1,962 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the discovery of Neanderthal Man a century ago to the contemporary debate on methods for dating fossils, this book examines the history and science of paleoanthropology and provides a behind-the-scenes look at anthropologists at work
Thread of life : the Smithsonian looks at evolution by Roger Lewin( Book )

9 editions published between 1982 and 1991 in English and German and held by 1,666 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charts the course of evolution and traces advances that have been made in the field
In the age of mankind : a Smithsonian book of human evolution by Roger Lewin( Book )

17 editions published between 1988 and 1996 in English and Korean and held by 1,620 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes what is currently known about human evolution, loks at the work of anthropologists, and discusses the human traits of consciousness and language
Complexity : life at the edge of chaos by Roger Lewin( Book )

71 editions published between 1992 and 2002 in 9 languages and held by 1,614 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Investigates the set of rules that lie at the root of all complex systems
The sixth extinction : patterns of life and the future of humankind by Richard E Leakey( Book )

20 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As the authors show, such dramatic and overwhelming extinction threatens the entire complex fabric of life on earth, including the species at fault, Homo sapiens. Unless we come to realize the devastating consequence of our rapacious behavior, we will follow the mastodon, the great auk, the carrier pigeon, and our other victims into the oblivion of extinction
Principles of human evolution by Roger Lewin( )

44 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Principles of Human Evolution presents an in-depth introduction to paleoanthropology and the study of human evolution. Focusing on the fundamentals of evolutionary theory and molecular genetics approaches to important questions in the field, this timely textbook will help students gain a perspective on human evolution in the context of modern biological thinking."--Jacket
The origin of modern humans by Roger Lewin( Book )

22 editions published between 1993 and 1999 in 5 languages and held by 1,069 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Where and when did modern humans (Homo sapiens) first appear? Who were our immediate evolutionary ancestors? What features distinguish modern humans and how did these features arise? These questions have gripped the scientific community and the public since the mid-nineteenth century, when the discovery of Neanderthal Man and the publication of Darwin's Origin of Species rocked the foundations of long-held beliefs on the subject
Kanzi : the ape at the brink of the human mind by E. Sue Savage-Rumbaugh( Book )

11 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 1,008 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

T how close to the human mind this ape has come. "No other animal has done more to renew interest in animal intelligence"--Time 42 intriguing photos
Patterns in evolution : the new molecular view by Roger Lewin( Book )

29 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 985 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Patterns in Evolution, noted science journalist Roger Lewin explores how genetic information is providing new insight into evolutionary events: scientists are now able to study evolutionary change at the molecular level and reconstruct evolutionary lineages based on changes in DNA. With this new ability, they are overthrowing established ideas about which organisms are closely related and solving puzzles that had previously seemed beyond their reach. Lewin looks at
Java man : how two geologists' dramatic discoveries changed our understanding of the evolutionary path to modern humans by Carl Celso Swisher( Book )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 929 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The authors take us on a journey to the Indonesian island of Java, where Curtis and Swisher made two important discoveries: first, that human ancestors left the Cradle of Man-kind - the African continent - and migrated east almost two million years ago, much earlier than anthropologists had believed, and second, that Homo Erectus might have survived until as late as 27,000 years ago, suggesting that Homo Erectus actually coexisted with Homo sapiens and was probably not an evolutionary precursor. Their findings not only destroy the straight line of human evolution, but also call into question the inevitability of the evolution of Homo sapiens." "Eventually, politics and a lack of funding find their way into the story, providing a realistic, if unfortunate, look at the travails that accompany scientific discovery. Swisher's and Curtis's findings are often met with skepticism, and their scientific methods are called into question. But conviction and determination lead them to conclusions that not only redefine their field but raise philosophical questions about what it means to be human."--Jacket
Not work alone : a cross-cultural view of activities superfluous to survival( Book )

7 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The soul at work : listen, respond, let go : embracing complexity science for business success by Roger Lewin( Book )

5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An accomplished science writer and a development psychologist present the first management book to show how organizations that use complexity science to create a highly human-oriented environment are more adaptable, innovative, and financially successful
Child alive!( Book )

10 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Weaving complexity and business : engaging the soul at work by Roger Lewin( Book )

6 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An exploration and explanation of the uses of complexity theory in business, telling stories of businesspeople who build resilient organizations by thinking about the more personal and social aspects of work. Translates chaos theory into useable business practice
The sixth extinction : biodiversity and its survival by Richard E Leakey( Book )

15 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wrinkles in time by George Smoot( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wrinkles in Time presents the hard science behind the structured violence of the big bang theory through breathtakingly clear, lucid images and meaningful comparisons. Scientists and nonscientists alike can follow with rapt attention the story of how, in a fiery creation, wrinkles formed in space ultimately to become stars, galaxies, and even greater delicate structures. Anyone can appreciate the implications of a universe whose end is written in its beginnings - whose
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Origins reconsidered : in search of what makes us human
Origins reconsidered : in search of what makes us humanBones of contention : controversies in the search for human originsIn the age of mankind : a Smithsonian book of human evolutionComplexity : life at the edge of chaosThe sixth extinction : patterns of life and the future of humankindPrinciples of human evolutionThe origin of modern humansKanzi : the ape at the brink of the human mind
Alternative Names
Lewin, R.

Lewin, R. 1944-

Lewin, Roger

Roger Lewin American writer

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Roger Lewin US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller

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