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Leakey, Richard E.

Overview
Works: 349 works in 1,232 publications in 19 languages and 29,405 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Autobiographies  History  Conference papers and proceedings  Juvenile works  Popular works  Comic books, strips, etc  Illustrated works 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Editor, Interviewee, wpr, Other, Author of introduction, Host, Conceptor, Film editor, Publishing director, Translator, Speaker, Arranger, Thesis advisor
Classifications: GN31.2, 573.2
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Most widely held works by Richard E Leakey
Origins : what new discoveries reveal about the emergence of our species and its possible future by Richard E Leakey( Book )

50 editions published between 1950 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,376 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
The making of mankind by Richard E Leakey( Book )

69 editions published between 1981 and 2005 in 12 languages and held by 2,493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Surveys what has been happening in the various fields concerned with human prehistory
Origins reconsidered : in search of what makes us human by Richard E Leakey( Book )

32 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 2,412 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
The origin of humankind by Richard E Leakey( Book )

50 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in 13 languages and held by 2,151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book answers the question: What made humans human? Leakey argues that when one of our hominid ancestors acquired the ability to walk upright (called "bipedalism"), the evolution of modern humans became possible, perhaps even inevitable
People of the lake : mankind and its beginnings by Richard E Leakey( Book )

15 editions published between 1973 and 1983 in English and held by 1,901 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
On the origin of species by Charles Darwin( Book )

42 editions published between 1979 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An illustrated, abridged version of the sixth edition of Darwin's classic work on evolution, with commentary that relates Darwin's hypotheses to recent advances in knowledge
The sixth extinction : patterns of life and the future of humankind by Richard E Leakey( Book )

14 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and Korean and held by 1,357 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
Africa's big five and other wildlife filmmakers : a centenary of wildlife filming in Kenya by Jean Hartley( )

10 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jean Hartley, born in Kenya, is acknowledged as being the first to legitimise ìfixingî for wildlife film crews. Over the last 25 years, she has worked on over a thousand films, the vast majority being about wildlife and nature. She features five of the great film makers who all started their careers in Kenya in the1950s, legends whom she is proud to call personal friends. Watching all of their films, and many more, she became fascinated by the history of film making in Kenya and determined to find out when it all started. In this insightful book, she traces the roots of wildlife film back a hu
Human ancestors : readings from Scientific American by Scientific American( Book )

8 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 688 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of articles spans the past two decades of research, tracing the fossil record of anatomical change and discussing the archaeological record of developments in behavior, culture, and technology
Human origins by Richard E Leakey( Book )

25 editions published between 1981 and 1996 in 5 languages and held by 596 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes how archaeologists trace the development of the human race from fossils, skeletons, cave drawings, and artifacts found around the world
The first humans : origin and early evolution of the genus Homo : contributions from the third Stony Brook Human Evolution Symposium and Workshop, October 3-October 7, 2006 by Eric Delson( )

18 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume addresses the origin of the human genus Homo, a major transition in human evolution and associated with major changes in brain size, locomotion, and culture, but one with many unanswered questions. How many different species of Homo were there, and how were they interrelated? Are stone tools a characteristic of early Homo? What was their function? How does the use of stone tools relate to changes in the dentition and brain size? Did adaptations for long distance running first appear with the origin of this genus? How does this relate to its diet and cultural abilities
The paleobiology of Australopithecus : contributions from the Fourth Stony Brook Human Evolution Symposium and Workshop, Diversity in Australopithecus : Tracking the First Bipeds, September 25-28, 2007 by Kaye E Reed( )

10 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The Nariokotome Homo erectus skeleton( Book )

18 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

People of the lake by Richard E Leakey( Book )

23 editions published between 1978 and 1981 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sixth extinction : biodiversity and its survival by Richard E Leakey( Book )

16 editions published between 1995 and 1999 in English and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Koobi Fora research project by Koobi Fora Research Project( Book )

14 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Fossil hominids and an introduction to their context, 1968-1974( Book )

3 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The cradle of humanity : how the changing landscape of Africa made us so smart by Mark Maslin( Book )

6 editions published between 2017 and 2019 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Humans are rather weak when compared with many other animals. We are not particularly fast and have no natural weapons. Yet Homo sapiens currently number nearly 7.5 billion and are set to rise to nearly 10 billion by the middle of this century. We have influenced almost every part of the Earth system and as a consequence are changing the global environmental and evolutionary trajectory of the Earth. So how did we become the world's apex predator and take over the planet? Fundamental to our success is our intelligence, not only individually but more importantly collectively. But why did evolution favour the brainy ape? Given the calorific cost of running our large brains, not to mention the difficulties posed for childbirth, this bizarre adaptation must have given our ancestors a considerable advantage. In this book Mark Maslin brings together the latest insights from hominin fossils and combines them with evidence of the changing landscape of the East African Rift Valley to show how all these factors led to selection pressures that favoured our ultrasocial brains. Astronomy, geology, climate, and landscape all had a part to play in making East Africa the cradle of humanity and allowing us to dominate the planet
Southeast Africa : 1880 to the present : reclaiming a region of natural wealth by Daniel E Harmon( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the history of five modern African nations, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, and the island of Madagascar, from 1880 to the present, describing the different paths each nation took to freedom during the early and mid-twentieth century
The Congo : exploration, reform, and a brutal legacy by Bruce Fish( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses journeys to Africa and what was discovered in these trips and the need to make more trips to this remote area
 
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Origins reconsidered : in search of what makes us human
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The origin of humankindThe sixth extinction : patterns of life and the future of humankindAfrica's big five and other wildlife filmmakers : a centenary of wildlife filming in KenyaThe first humans : origin and early evolution of the genus Homo : contributions from the third Stony Brook Human Evolution Symposium and Workshop, October 3-October 7, 2006The sixth extinction : biodiversity and its survivalSoutheast Africa : 1880 to the present : reclaiming a region of natural wealthThe Congo : exploration, reform, and a brutal legacy
Alternative Names
Leakey, R.

Leakey, R. E. F.

Leakey, R. E. F. 1944-

Leakey, R. E. F. (Richard E. F.)

Leakey, R. E. F. (Richard E. F.), 1944-

Leakey, Richard.

Leakey Richard 1944-....

Leakey Richard E.

Leakey, Richard E.F.

Leakey, Richard E. F. 1944-

Leakey, Richard Erskine 1944-

Leakey, Richard Erskine Frere.

Leakey, Richard Erskine Frere 1944-

Ričard Liki

Richard Erskine Frere Leakey

Richard Erskine Leakey

Richard Leakey antropoloog uit Kenia

Richard Leakey brytyjski biolog

Richard Leakey kenianischer Paläoanthropologe

Richard Leakey paléonthologue kenyan

Richard Leakey paleontologo e politico keniano

Richard Leakey politikan, paleoantropolog dhe konservues

Richard Leakey významný paleontolog

Лики, Ричард

Ричард Лики

Рычард Лікі

Річард Лікі

ליקי, ריצ'ארד א.

ריצ'רד ליקי

ریچارد لیکی

리키, 리차드 E. 1944-

리키, 리처드 E. 1944-

리키, 리처드 어스킨 1944-

リーキー, R.

リーキー, リチャード

リチャード・リーキー

理查德·利基

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