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How did we advance from basic animals inhabiting small wallet of wooded area in Africa to the dominant species on the earth? touring again virtually 8 million years to our earliest primate kinfolk, Evolution: The Human Story charts the advance of our species from tree-dwelling primates to trendy humans.

Investigating each one of our ancestors intimately and in context, from the anatomy in their bones to the surroundings they lived in, Evolution: The Human Story profiles each human relative and ancestor chanced on up to now, and illustrates them in reasonable form.

Amazingly practical CGI and version reconstructions through the well known Dutch paleoartists, the Kennis brothers, carry us face-to-face and eye-to-eye with a few of our far-off ancestors, portraying them as by no means before.

Drawing on state-of-the-art learn and the newest theories to bare new and striking components, shining a mild on formerly inaccessible and unimagined aspect, Evolution: The Human Story takes on a intensity and fascination that's challenging to resist.

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What is evolution? Evolution is the process by which organisms to evolution is natural selection, whereby change over the course of generations. members of a species that are best adapted Evolution is also creative, in that one ancestor to their local environments survive, breed, can give rise to many descendants. For and pass their special characteristics to their example, the first known bird, Archaeopteryx, young; the fittest young thrive and breed, and which lived 150 million years ago, is close to eventually an entirely new species is formed.

GORILLA APES AND HUMANS 055 HOMININS The term “hominin” is used to describe living humans and all other species comprising the lineage that diverged from that of chimpanzees around 7 million years ago. The 23 hominins profiled here represent the extent of the current fossil record. Only some of them are our ancestors, and many became extinct without giving rise to new species. Although the relationships between these hominins are complex and often unresolved, various aspects of their fossil remains have enabled us to place them in groups or genera, including Homo, to which our own species, Homo sapiens, belongs.

Termiting skills take different forms in different chimpanzee populations. 3. Leaf sponge. To extract water to drink from holes in trees, chimpanzees often make “sponges” from leaves. Orangutans have been observed doing this in the wild as well. 4. Nutcracker. Although gorillas use tools much less than chimpanzees or orangutans there are still impressive examples of tool use, such as using stones both as hammer and anvil to crack nuts. Anything you can do... 2 4 All great apes exhibit skills and intelligence well beyond the capabilities of monkeys or even gibbons.

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