The Resource Modern Humans : Their African Origin and Global Dispersal, John Hoffecker

Modern Humans : Their African Origin and Global Dispersal, John Hoffecker

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Modern Humans : Their African Origin and Global Dispersal
Title
Modern Humans
Title remainder
Their African Origin and Global Dispersal
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John Hoffecker
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Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
Modern Humans is a vivid account of the most recent—and perhaps the most important—phase of human evolution: the appearance of anatomically modern people (Homo sapiens) in Africa less than half a million years ago and their later spread throughout the world. Leaving no stone unturned, John F. Hoffecker demonstrates that Homo sapiens represents a “major transition” in the evolution of living systems in terms of fundamental changes in the role of non-genetic information. Modern Humans synthesizes recent findings from genetics (including the rapidly growing body of ancient DNA), the human fossil record, and archaeology relating to the African origin and global dispersal of anatomically modern people. Hoffecker places humans in the broad context of the evolution of life, emphasizing the critical role of genetic and non-genetic forms of information in living systems as well as how changes in the storage, transmission, and translation of information underlie major transitions in evolution. He also draws on information and complexity theory to explain the emergence of Homo sapiens in Africa several hundred thousand years ago and the rapid and unprecedented spread of our species into a variety of environments in Australia and Eurasia, including the Arctic and Beringia, beginning between 75,000 and 60,000 years ago. This magisterial work will appeal to all with an interest in the ever-fascinating field of human evolution
Cataloging source
DE-B1597
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Hoffecker, John
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other
LC call number
GN281
LC item number
.H625 2017eb
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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De Gruyter
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  • Human beings
  • Human beings
  • Human evolution
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specialized
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Modern Humans : Their African Origin and Global Dispersal, John Hoffecker
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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text
Content type code
txt
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rdacontent
Contents
  • Chapter Seven Global Dispersal: Beringia and the Americas
  • NOTES
  • BIBLIOGRAPHY
  • ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
  • INDEX
  • Frontmatter
  • CONTENTS
  • Chapter One Information, Complexity, and Human Evolution
  • Chapter Two Modern Human Origins and Dispersal: The Synthesis
  • Chapter Three An Evolutionary Context for Homo sapiens
  • Chapter Four Recent African Origin
  • Chapter Five Global Dispersal: Southern Asia and Australia
  • Chapter Six Global Dispersal: Northern Eurasia
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1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231543743
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.7312/hoff16076
Other physical details
75 b&w illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (DE-B1597)480315
  • (DE-B1597)9780231543743
Label
Modern Humans : Their African Origin and Global Dispersal, John Hoffecker
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Chapter Seven Global Dispersal: Beringia and the Americas
  • NOTES
  • BIBLIOGRAPHY
  • ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
  • INDEX
  • Frontmatter
  • CONTENTS
  • Chapter One Information, Complexity, and Human Evolution
  • Chapter Two Modern Human Origins and Dispersal: The Synthesis
  • Chapter Three An Evolutionary Context for Homo sapiens
  • Chapter Four Recent African Origin
  • Chapter Five Global Dispersal: Southern Asia and Australia
  • Chapter Six Global Dispersal: Northern Eurasia
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231543743
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.7312/hoff16076
Other physical details
75 b&w illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (DE-B1597)480315
  • (DE-B1597)9780231543743

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