Phillip V. Tobias is Professor Emeritus of Anatomy and Human Biology at the University of the Witwatersrand Medical School and Fellow of the Royal Society (London). His international achievements include: Charles Darwin Lifetime Achievement Award; Anisfield-Wolf Award in Race Relations; Foreign Associate of the National Academy of Sciences (USA); Commander, National Order of Merit of France and Commander of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Italy.The book, written in the first person, is based on a collection of interviews with Tobias conducted and recorded over a period of six years. Topics include research into the physical anthropology of living peoples; studies of mammalian chromosomes; an invitation from Louis and Mary Leakey to describe all the hominid fossils they discovered; the identification, description and naming of Homo habilis; re-opening of the Sterkfontein fossil site in SA in 1966; Tobias' political activism and medical ethics; and his personal philosophy concerning religion and evolution.
Publisher: Wits University Press
Weight: 671 g
Dimensions: 250 x 170 x 21 mm
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