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Edgar, Blake

Overview
Works: 21 works in 101 publications in 7 languages and 5,872 library holdings
Genres: History  Catalogs  Juvenile works  Guidebooks  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: GN281, 569.9
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Blake Edgar
From Lucy to language by Donald C Johanson( Book )

41 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 2,353 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 dawn of human culture by Richard G Klein( Book )

11 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 1,578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The abrupt emergence of human culture over a stunningly short period continues to be one of the great enigmas of human evolution. This compelling book introduces a bold new theory on this unsolved mystery. Author Richard Klein reexamines the archaeological evidence and brings in new discoveries in the study of the human brain. These studies detail the changes that enabled humans to think and behave in far more sophisticated ways than before, resulting in the incredibly rapid evolution of new skills
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
William Morris : man adorned by Blake Edgar( Book )

6 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For thousands of years humans have adorned themselves. Adornment figures among the constellation of traits that signify the arrival of modern human behavior in the archaeological record - a key part of the cultural innovations that distinguish us from all our bipedal predecessors of the past several million years. Wherever they ventured, wherever they lived, modern people made art and adornments to accompany them in life and in death." "In this book William Morris celebrates this ancient and universal human quality and continues his exploration of the themes of origin and myth that permeate all his work."--Jacket
Smithsonian dinosaurs and other amazing creatures from deep time by National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)( Book )

3 editions published in 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A fun, pocket-sized book presenting the remarkable dinosaurs and other creatures that roamed Earth billions of years ago"--
Dinosaur digs( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lucy und ihre Kinder by Donald C Johanson( Book )

6 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in German and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bevölkerungsgeschichte - Anthropologie - Handbuch/übergreifende Darstellung
William Morris : man adorned by Blake Edgar( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For thousands of years humans have adorned themselves. Adornment figures among the constellation of traits that signify the arrival of modern human behavior in the archaeological record - a key part of the cultural innovations that distinguish us from all our bipedal predecessors of the past several million years. Wherever they ventured, wherever they lived, modern people made art and adornments to accompany them in life and in death." "In this book William Morris celebrates this ancient and universal human quality and continues his exploration of the themes of origin and myth that permeate all his work."--BOOK JACKET
O despertar da cultura : a polêmica teoria sobre a origem da criatividade humana by Richard G Klein( Book )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in Portuguese and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

5mannenmae ni jinrui ni nani ga okitaka : Ishiki no bigguban by Richard G Klein( Book )

4 editions published in 2004 in Japanese and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interview with Spencer Wells, March 22, 2006( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uygarlığın doğuşu = The dawn of human culture by Richard G Klein( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in Turkish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Powers of two by Blake Edgar( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Sex, money, and evolution by Blake Edgar( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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

A molecule's past & a species' future by Blake Edgar( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The female pharaoh by Blake Edgar( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Dawn of human culture by Richard G Klein( Recording )

1 edition published in 2002 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

The gospel according to Maybeck by Blake Edgar( )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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エドガー, ブレイク

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