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Johanson, Donald C.

Overview
Works: 123 works in 463 publications in 5 languages and 16,883 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Documentary television programs  Drama  Comedy films  Political films  Nonfiction films  Children's films  Motion pictures 
Roles: Author, Editor, Narrator, Author of introduction, Host, Interviewee
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Lucy, the beginnings of humankind by Donald C Johanson( Book )

63 editions published between 1980 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 3,940 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the discovery of the oldest, most complete skeleton of any erect walking human ancestor ever found in 1974 in Ethiopia
From Lucy to language by Donald C Johanson( Book )

41 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and Italian and held by 2,390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1974 in a remote region of Ethiopia, Donald Johanson, then one of America's most promising young paleoanthropologists, discovered "Lucy", the oldest, best preserved skeleton of any erect-walking human ever found. This discovery prompted a complete reevaluation of previous evidence for human origins. From Lucy to language is an encounter with the evidence. Early human fossils are hunted, discovered, identified, excavated, collected, preserved, labeled, cleaned, reconstructed, drawn, fondled, photographed, cast, compared, measured, revered, pondered, published, and argued over endlessly. Fossils like Lucy have become a talisman of sorts, promising to reveal the deepest secrets of our existence. In Part II the authors profile over fifty of the most significant early human fossils ever found. Each specimen is displayed in color and at actual size, most of them in multiple views. With them the authors present the cultural accoutrements associated with the fossils: stone tools which evidence increasing sophistication over time, the earliest stone, clay, and ivory art objects, and the culminating achievement of the dawn of human consciousness - the magnificent rock and cave paintings of Europe, Africa, Australia, and the Americas
The skull of Australopithecus afarensis by William H Kimbel( )

14 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 1,841 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book is the most in-depth account of the fossil skull anatomy and evolutionary significance of the 3.6-3.0 million year old early human species Australopithecus afarensis. Knowledge of this species is pivotal to understanding early human evolution, because 1) the sample of fossil remains of A. afarensis is among the most extensive for any early human species, and the majority of remains are of taxonomically inormative skulls and teeth; 2) the wealth of material makes A. afarensis an indispensible point of reference for the interpretation of other fossil discoveries; 3) the species occupies
Blueprints : solving the mystery of evolution by Maitland A Edey( Book )

15 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 1,665 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chapters on Charles Darwin, Gregor Mendel, Hugo de Vries, Friedrich Miescher, George Beadle, Edward L. Tatum, Oswald Avery, James Watson, Francis Crick, Stanley L. Miller, Manfred Eigen, Carl L. Woese, and others
Lucy's legacy : the quest for human origins by Donald C Johanson( Book )

9 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this sequel to the bestseller Lucy : the Beginnings of Humankind, celebrated paleoanthropologist Johanson and science journalist Wong explore the extraordinary discoveries since Lucy was unearthed more than three decades ago
Ancestors : in search of human origins by Donald C Johanson( Book )

12 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 1,141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When he discovered "Lucy," the oldest skeleton of any erect-walking human ancestor ever found, Donald Johanson made headlines all over the world." "Johanson, author of Lucy: The Beginnings of Humankind, the controversial bestseller that altered the science of anthropology, is now the preeminent authority on human evolution. In Ancestors, his most ambitious work to date, Johanson calls on both extensive, hands-on field-work and current scientific theory to widen the ever-growing window to the human past." "Ancestors is the companion volume to a three-part miniseries - hosted by Johanson - of the award-winning PBS science series NOVA. With spectacular photographs and riveting accounts of Dr. Johanson's recent adventures in such exotic landscapes as fossil-rich eastern Africa and the Willandra Lakes region of Australia, the excitement of discovery is contagious. Like a good detective on a lead, Johanson crosses four continents, gathering clues to hominid anatomy, habitat, and placement along the fossil time line in an effort to piece together a compelling picture of human ancestry." "Johanson draws from the work of other evolution detectives - archeologists, biologists, geologists, other paleoanthropologists - introducing a cast of eccentric characters and giving a behind-the-scenes look at how scientists work. Johanson also delves into the three most hotly debated topics in the field: why hominids began to walk upright, whether they were "noble hunters" or "cunning scavengers," and at what point Homo sapiens evolved." "Full of anecdote, drama, innovative theory, and the mystery of human origins, Ancestors is a spell-binding read."--Jacket
Journey from the dawn : life with the world's first family by Donald C Johanson( Book )

3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The paleoanthropologist who discovered "Lucy" teamed up with the artist Kevin O'Farrell to re-create, as closely as the facts allow, what life was like for the world's first family more than 3 million years ago
In search of human origins by Donald C Johanson( Visual )

11 editions published between 1994 and 2018 in English and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Episode 1: The story of Lucy. In 1974, Johanson unearthed Lucy, at almost 3 million years of age, our oldest human ancestor. Lucy's tiny three-and-a-half-foot skeleton set the world of paleoanthropology on its ear. Lucy walked upright and it was proven that a larger brain was the key difference between early man and the ape. Episode 2: Surviving in Africa. Johanson sets out to disprove the long-cherished view that early man's larger brain and reliance on technology are the by-products of the ability to hunt. He embarks on a journey across the Serengeti savanna of East Africa in search of food. He finds it- not by hunting but by scavenging off the leftovers of lions and leopards. Episode 3: The creative revolution. Fifty thousand years ago, a dramatic change swept through the hunter-gatherers then living in Africa. They began to paint, carve, talk, bury their dead, travel and trade. What accounts for this sudden transformation? This question continues to be at the heart of heated debates
Lucy's child : the discovery of a human ancestor by Donald C Johanson( Book )

16 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Johanson's major paleoanthropological discovery at Olduvai Gorge in July 1986
Surviving in Africa( Visual )

9 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paleoanthropologist Don Johanson sets out to disprove that early man's larger brain and reliance on technology are the by-products of the ability to hunt. He embarks on a journey across the Serengeti savanna of East Africa to attempt to reconstruct early man's survival behaviors. He finds food not by hunting but by scavenging off the leftovers of lions and leopards
The Creative revolution( Visual )

9 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fifty thousand years ago a dramatic change swept through the hunter-gatherers then living in Africa. They began to paint, carve, talk, bury their dead, and to travel and trade. Scientists continue to debate the reasons for this sudden transformation. Don Johanson sets out to retrace the migration of our ancient ancestors from Africa, to Asia, to Europe and even to Australia. Prehistoric art and cave paintings are investigated in an effort to find clues to how and when our ancestors evolved into modern human beings
The story of Lucy( Visual )

9 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1974 Don Johanson unearthed Lucy, at almost 3 million years of age, our oldest human ancestor. Lucy's tiny three-and-a-half-foot skeleton set the world of paleoanthropology on its ear. Lucy walked upright and provided evidence that a larger brain was the key difference between early man and the ape. In this film Johanson recounts his discovery of Lucy as he returns to the site of his find in Ethiopia and expounds upon the important information it still continues to generate
Lucy und ihre Kinder by Donald C Johanson( Book )

8 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in German and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bevölkerungsgeschichte - Anthropologie - Handbuch/übergreifende Darstellung
Lucy : d. Anfänge der Menschheit by Donald C Johanson( Book )

12 editions published between 1982 and 1994 in German and Undetermined and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anschaulicher Bericht über die Entdeckung eines urgeschichtlichen Skeletts (1974) sowie über die Arbeitsmethoden der Paläoanthropologie
Fossils, clues to the past by Herbert H Rosen( Visual )

5 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr. Donald C. Johanson discusses what a fossil is and some of the ways in which they are formed. He also discusses what fossils reveal and how scientists determine their age
El primer antepasado del hombre by Donald C Johanson( Book )

15 editions published between 1982 and 1993 in Spanish and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lucy une jeune femme de 3 500 000 ans by Donald C Johanson( Book )

8 editions published between 1983 and 1990 in French and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Après un rappel de l'état des découverte, s antécédentes, un jeune paléoanthropologue américain fait le compte rendu détaillé de sa découverte, en 1974, d'un squelette humain le plus ancien jamais mis au jour jusqu'à maintenant
Lucys Kind : auf der Suche nach den ersten Menschen by Donald C Johanson( Book )

3 editions published between 1989 and 1992 in German and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In search of human origins( Visual )

3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1974 Don Johanson unearthed Lucy, at almost 3 million years of age, our oldest human ancestor. Lucy's tiny three-and-a-half-foot skeleton set the world of paleoanthropology on its ear. Lucy walked upright and provided evidence that a larger brain was the key difference between early man and the ape. In this film Johanson recounts his discovery of Lucy as he returns to the site of his find in Ethiopia and expounds upon the important information it still continues to generate
The human odyssey : four million years of human evolution by Ian Tattersall( Book )

3 editions published between 1993 and 2001 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three and a half million years ago, two upright figures walked together across the Laetoli desert in Tanzania, their footsteps captured forever in volcanic ash. Based on the new Hall of Human Biology and Evolution at the American Museum of Natural History, the most extensive exhibition of the subject ever designed, The Human Odyssey examines how both significant fossil finds and startling new theories have been used by scientists to trace the path of human evolution. Drawing from the latest research in both the laboratory and the field, some of the most provocative questions scientists have ever asked are answered: Where did we come from, and how did we become what we are today
 
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Lucy, the beginnings of humankind
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From Lucy to languageThe skull of Australopithecus afarensisBlueprints : solving the mystery of evolutionLucy's legacy : the quest for human originsLucy's child : the discovery of a human ancestorLucy und ihre KinderThe human odyssey : four million years of human evolution
Alternative Names
D. C. ジョハンソン

Donald Carl Johanson

Donald Džohanson

Donald Johanson Amerikaans antropoloog

Donald Johanson US-amerikanischer Paläoanthropologe, Entdecker von Lucy

Džohansons, Donalds

Johanson, D. C.

Johanson, Don.

Johanson, Don 1943-

Johanson, Don (Donald), 1943-

Johanson, Donald.

Johanson, Donald 1943-

Johanson, Donald C.

Johanson, Donald Carl.

Johanson, Donald Carl 1943-

Johanson, Donald E.

Джохансон, Д

Джохансон, Д. (Дональд)

Джохансон, Дональд

Доналд Џохансон

Дональд Джогансон

Дональд Джохансан

ג'והנסון, דונלד

דונלד ג'והנסון

دونالد جانسون

دونالد جوهانسون

ডোনাল্ড জোহানসন

도널드 조핸슨

조핸슨, 도널드 1943-

ジョハンソン, ドナルド・C

唐纳德·约翰森

Languages
English (256)

German (21)

Spanish (15)

French (8)

Italian (1)