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Tobias in Conversation : Genes, Fossils and Anthropology (Paperback)

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Tobias in Conversation invites the reader to embark on a journeybeyond time, often far beyond a human lifetime into the past, ajourney through the life and work of Professor Phillip Tobias. It isbased on a collection of interviews with the internationally acclaimedscientist, conducted and recorded over a period of five years.Tobias is first and foremost a human anatomist, and animportant theme is his astonishingly broad-based approach tothe teaching of anatomy. Other interviews range across suchtopics as research into the physical anthropology of livingpeoples; studies of mammalian chromosomes; an invitationfrom Louis and Mary Leakey to describe all the hominid fossilsthey discovered; the identification, description and naming ofHomo habilis; re-opening of the Sterkfontein fossil site in 1966;Tobiass political activism and medical ethics; and his personalphilosophy concerning religion and evolution.To allow the text to convey Tobiass unmistakable eloquence,the editors intervention has been minimal and focused only onenhancing readability and flow. Tobias in Conversation is accessibleto the non-scientific reader and provides a lively personalaccount of Tobiass multi-faceted career.


Publisher Witwatersrand Univ Pr
Mfg Part# 9781868144778
SKU 210690829
Format Paperback
ISBN10 1868144771
Release Date 3/31/2009
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