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release name: The.Hunt.for.the.Dawn.Monkey.Unearthing.The.Origins.of.Monkeys.Apes.and.Humans.eBook-EEnrnrelease date: 05.08.07 rnsize: 4.22 MB rnauthor: Christ Beard rntitle: The Hunt for the Dawn Monkey: Unearthing the Origins of rnMonkeys, Apes, and Humans rnISBN: 0520249860 FORMAT: PDF category/genre: Biology rnrnrelease notes/summary (backcover information)rnrnTaking us back roughly 45 million years into rnthe Eocene, "the dawn of recent life," Chris rnBeard, a world-renowned expert on the primate rnfossil record, offers a tantalizing new rnperspective on our deepest evolutionary roots. rnIn a fast-paced narrative full of vivid stories rnfrom the field, he reconstructs our extended rnfamily tree, showing that the first anthropoidsrn--the diverse and successful group that includes rnmonkeys, apes, and humans--evolved millions of rnyears earlier than was previously suspected and rnemerged in Asia rather than Africa. rnrnIn The Hunt for the Dawn Monkey, Beard chronicles rnthe saga of two centuries of scientific rnexploration in search of anthropoid origins, from rnthe early work of Georges Cuvier, the father of rnpaleontology, to the latest discoveries in Asia, rnAfrica, and North America\'s Rocky Mountains. rnAgainst this historical backdrop, he weaves the rnstory of how his own expeditions have unearthed rncrucial fossils--including the controversial rnprimate Eosimias--that support his compelling new rnvision of anthropoid evolution. The only book rnwritten for a wide audience that explores this rnremote phase of our own evolutionary history, The rnHunt for the Dawn Monkey adds a fascinating new rnchapter to our understanding of humanity\'s rnrelationship to the rest of life on earth.