The Leakeys: A Biography - Greenwood Biographies (Hardback)
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The Leakeys: A Biography - Greenwood Biographies (Hardback)

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Hardback 172 Pages / Published: 30/08/2005
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Three generations of Leakeys have dug in East Africa for fossil evidence that answers questions about human origins. Louis and Mary, husband and wife, began what would turn into decades of research and fieldwork, often disproving common theories and beliefs of the time. Son Richard followed in his parents' foot steps, along with his wife Meave, and made spectacular finds as well. Today, Louise, the oldest daughter of Richard and Meave, continues the family tradition with fieldwork in northern Kenya. The Leakey family's achievements have had an enormous impact on our knowledge of human origins and evolution. This biography describes their life in detail, including their discoveries, publications, controversies, and legacy. A timeline, glossary, and bibliography of print and electronic sources supplement the material.

Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9780313329852
Number of pages: 172
Weight: 395 g
Dimensions: 242 x 170 x 15 mm


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"Well-researched chapters help students answer typical inquiry-based research questions. The Leakeys thoroughly recounts the history of the family....Accurate, accessible biography that goes beyond facts to create an engaging profile of exceptional personalities." - School Library Journal
"[P]resents a concise biography of three generations of the Leakey family of paleo-anthropologists. Using plain language and an informal style, Bowman-Krum recounts the personal lives of the Leakeys and describes their discoveries, publications, and impact on our understanding of human origins and evolution. Supplemental materials include a timeline and a glossary." - Reference & Research Book News

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