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Encyclopedia of Human Evolution and Prehistory

Second Edition

Eric Delson Ian Tattersall John Van Couvering Alison S. Brooks



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CRC Press Inc
20 January 2000
Now widely recognised as a standard in the field, the Encyclopedia of Human Evolution and Prehistory provides the most complete context possible for understanding the 65-million-year story of humankind's origins. The Encyclopedia gathers the work of 49 internationally recognised scholars, each a leading authority writing under the guidance of a distinguished team of editors from the American Museum of Natural History. They have prepared over 800 entries, ranging from brief definitions of technical terms to in depth, lengthy essays on broad topics such as evolutionary theory, genetics and Palaeolithic archaeology. This range makes the Encyclopedia a suitable tool for scholars and readers in a variety of fields, including archaeology, palaeontology, primateology, and genetics. Each entry offers an authoritative and objective explanation of its topic, written in clear, concise language. In discussions of contested and controversial topics, the contributors present a full range of opinion, with extensive cross-references.
Edited by:   Eric Delson, Ian Tattersall, John Van Couvering, Alison S. Brooks
Imprint:   CRC Press Inc
Country of Publication:   United States
Edition:   2nd Revised edition
Dimensions:   Height: 279mm,  Width: 216mm,  Spine: 42mm
Weight:   2.109kg
ISBN:   9780815316961
ISBN 10:   0815316968
Pages:   756
Publication Date:   20 January 2000
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  Professional & Vocational ,  A / AS level ,  Further / Higher Education
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Eric Delson is a Research Associate in the Department of Vertebrate Paleontology at the American Museum of Natural History. Ian Tattersall is Curator of the American Museum of Natural History's Department of Anthropology. John A. Van Couvering is Editor of the American Museum of Natural History's Micropaleonotlogy Press. Alison S. Brooks is a member of the Department of Anthropology at George Washington University in Washington, D.C.

Reviews for Encyclopedia of Human Evolution and Prehistory: Second Edition

This thoroughly updated edition of a distinguished reference essential for all academic libraries and for large, and many medium-sized, public libraries. <br>- American Reference Books Annual, 2000 <br> A comprehensive and authoritative source of information... The format of Delson's encyclopedia makes it useful for ready reference. Highly recommended for all academic and large public libraries. <br>- Choice, December 2000 <br> Top-notch background source for students, professionals and the informed general reader. More substantial than the Cambridge Encyclopedia of Human Evolution and with a more useful alphabetical arrangement, this reference will be of particular interest to academic and larger public libraries. <br>- Against the Grain, January 2001 <br> This is a very readable, thorough reference source covering every aspect of human evolution and prehistory....This encyclopedia continues to be the most inclusive and authoritative source of information on anthropology and human evolution. It is an essential source for all academic libraries and large public libraries. <br>- Booklist/RBB, September 2000 <br> Although a second edition, this constitutes overall a new book, rich in figures maps and scaled drawings, much fuller, more comprehensive and diverse than its forerunner. institution, regardless of size can afford to forgo having a copy available for its membership and clientele. It constitutes a singularly effective and representative resource of the scope and state of understanding of human biological and behavioral evolution. <br>- Journal of Human Evolution, July 2000 <br>

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