The Ape in the Tree

PDF EBook by Alan Walker

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This book offers a unique insider's perspective on the unfolding discovery of a crucial link in our evolution: "Proconsul," a fossil ape named whimsically after a performing chimpanzee called Consul. The Ape in the Tree PDF EBook

"The Ape in the Tree" is written in the voice of Alan Walker, whose involvement with "Proconsul" began when his graduate supervisor analyzed the tree- PDFclimbing adaptations in the arm and hand of this extinct creature. Today, Proconsul is the best-known fossil ape in the world.

The history of ideas is set against the vivid adventures of Walker's fossil-hunting expeditions in remote regions of Africa, where the team met with violent thunderstorms, dangerous wildlife, and people isolated from the Western world. Analysis of the thousands of new "Proconsul" specimens they recovered provides revealing glimpses of the life of this last common ancestor between apes and humans.

The attributes of "Proconsul" have profound implications for the very definition of humanness. This book speaks not only of an ape in a tree but also of the ape in our tree. Like this book? Read online this: Coming Clean (Oxford Reading Tree: Stage 11: Tree Tops Stories), Lolly Woe (Oxford Reading Tree: Stage 16: Tree Tops: More Stories A).

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