WorldCat Identities

Johanson, Lenora

Overview
Works: 7 works in 22 publications in 1 language and 1,145 library holdings
Genres: Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  History 
Classifications: GN281, 569.9
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Lenora Johanson
Ancestors : in search of human origins by Donald C Johanson( Book )

11 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 1,114 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
Becoming human( )

in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents "Becoming Human," an online multimedia project that focuses on the history of human evolution through the evidence of the fossil record, anatomy, lineages, and culture of human ancestors. News and views sectioncontains summaries of recent publications, news reports, conferences, etc., with links to related sources. Resources section includes glossary, bibliographies, and links to related websites
Surviving in Africa( Visual )

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

In a unique way, Johanson sets out to disprove the long-cherished view that early man's 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. In the process he proves it takes cunning and intelligence to steal a meal from these skilled predators, without becoming a mean himself
In search of human origins by Donald C Johanson( Visual )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beginning with the discovery of the fossilized bones of Lucy, dated at almost 3 million years of age, Johanson challenges some assumptions of human origins by suggesting that walking upright, rather than a larger brain, was the key factor separating man from other apes, that scavaging behavior rather than hunting was essential to man's developing intelligence and use of technology, and that cultural development was key to the supremacy of man over other species
Ancestors : in search of human origins by Donald C Johanson( Recording )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Ancestors by Donald C Johanson( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Ancestors : the search for our human origins by Donald C Johanson( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
 
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Languages
English (22)