The runaway brain: the evolution of human uniqueness

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Basic Books, Aug 26, 1993 - Medical - 358 pages
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A look at the human brain employs new research by paleontologists, geneticists, and neurobiologists to debunk revisionist theories of human prehistory, studying two competing theories of human evolution: the "multiple origins" and "Noah's Ark" models. National ad/promo.

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THE RUNAWAY BRAIN: The Evolution of Human Uniqueness

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Remember the ``mitochondrial Eve'' (popularly interpreted to mean that we're all descended from an African mom upward of 200,000 years ago)? Remember Carleton Coon and the independent origin of the ... Read full review


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Wills is Professor of Biology at the University of California, San Diego.

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