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McKie, Robin

Overview
Works: 67 works in 203 publications in 15 languages and 6,814 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Popular works  History 
Roles: Author
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Most widely held works by Robin McKie
African exodus : the origins of modern humanity by Chris Stringer( Book )

38 editions published between 1996 and 2002 in 5 languages and held by 1,836 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Christopher Stringer and Robin McKie's research we learn that we are a young species that rose like a phoenix from a crisis that threatened our survival and then conquered the world in a few millennia. "We emerged out of Africa," the authors contend, "less than 100,000 years ago and replaced all other human populations." Our genes betray this secret of common racial heritage; further, the apparent racial distinctions of modern humans that have given rise to centuries of prejudice and inequality are shown to be merely geographical variants. Drawing on impressive fossil and genetic evidence and writing in an exceptionally readable style, Christopher Stringer, the primary architect of the Out of Africa model, and science writer Robin McKie challenge a long-held assumption that our species evolved separately as different races with ancient genetic roots, reaching back two million years. Instead, the authors go beyond the incomplete fossil record to the nuclear genome, "from the bones of the dead to the blood of the living," to tell the dramatic story of how our species thrived while others, including Neanderthals, died out. They argue persuasively that though modern humans may not always look alike, our biological constitutions are unvarying: An Eskimo and an Australian aborigine, a Chinese and a Swede - people worlds apart - are more alike than two gorillas from the same forest. It is the same DNA lineage that points unmistakably to a common ancestor whose offspring evolved into Homo sapiens shortly before the African exodus. By revealing the fount of all humanity while also exposing one of the most important and bitter debates in contemporary science, African Exodus reaches beyond paleoanthropology to politics and culture to answer definitively The Bell Curve
The book of man : the Human Genome Project and the quest to discover our genetic heritage by W. F Bodmer( Book )

10 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in English and held by 919 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This mighty enterprise, biology's equivalent of the Apollo lunar-landing program, is audacious in scope. It aims to uncover all the 100,000 genes that control human development and to detail the DNA alphabet of each. This knowledge is already revolutionizing our fundamental self-awareness. The entire molecular process of cancer causation is now being laid out before us, while the genes responsible for inherited illnesses, immune disorders (like rheumatoid arthritis and diabetes), psychiatric disorders, and other ailments are being exposed. And that is not all. We are learning much about our own history as a brash new species that poured out of Africa to conquer the world 100,000 years ago. Forensic science, the high-tech hunt for criminals, is also being transformed. In the process, however, this biological progress is raising vital questions about the ethical and moral consequences of these radical genetic breakthroughs
Dawn of man : the story of human evolution by Robin McKie( Book )

4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 624 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Text and plentiful color illustrations chronicle the evolution of Homo sapiens and its relationship to other hominid species, using archaeological findings to trace human lineage and speculate on how the earliest people lived
Lasers by Robin McKie( Book )

4 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in French and English and held by 511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explains how lasers are made and how they are used in industry, medicine, war, art, and other phases of our lives
Solar power by Robin McKie( Book )

7 editions published between 1985 and 1989 in 4 languages and held by 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Surveys various ways of converting the sun's rays directly into usable energy, including solar homes, parabolic dishes, and silicon cells, and describes the uses of such power
Nuclear power by Robin McKie( Book )

11 editions published between 1985 and 1991 in 5 languages and held by 430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the methods and problems of using energy from nuclear power
Robots by Robin McKie( Book )

8 editions published between 1968 and 1989 in 3 languages and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes how robots work in homes, factories, and schools and the bigger role they may play in the future
Energy by Robin McKie( Book )

3 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Surveys the current state of research and development in the field of energy science, describing the discovery, development, and application of major sources of energy and potential sources of power
Technology by Robin McKie( Book )

12 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in 5 languages and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduces advancements in some areas of modern technology which affect our lives
The genetic jigsaw : the story of the new genetics by Robin McKie( Book )

11 editions published between 1988 and 1992 in English and Japanese and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book of man : the quest to discover our genetic heritage by W. F Bodmer( Book )

16 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ape-man : the story of human evolution by Robin McKie( Book )

4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Surveys our current understanding of human evolution, looks at important discoveries, and discusses the reasons for the development of upright postur bigger brains, and the use of language
Face of Britain by Robin McKie( Book )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Channel 4 series The Face of Britain uses the latest techniques in DNA analysis to decode the history of Britain through our facial features
Nuclear energy by Robin McKie( Book )

3 editions published between 1984 and 1987 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Panic : the story of AIDS by Robin McKie( Book )

4 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in Serbian and English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The how and why wonderbook of robots by Robin McKie( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes how robots work in homes, factories, and schools and the bigger role they may play in the future
Dawn of man( Visual )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A look at the last 2.5 million years of human evolution, including homo erectus, homo heidelbergensis, and homo sapiens
Primo incontro con la fisica e la tecnologia by Nigel Henbest( Book )

2 editions published in 1985 in Italian and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Laser by Robin McKie( Book )

5 editions published between 1985 and 1987 in 4 languages and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Water : a cosmic history by Paul Murdin( Book )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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African exodus : the origins of modern humanity
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The book of man : the Human Genome Project and the quest to discover our genetic heritageDawn of man : the story of human evolutionThe book of man : the quest to discover our genetic heritageApe-man : the story of human evolutionFace of BritainWater : a cosmic history