The Man who Found the Missing Link: Eugène Dubois and His Lifelong Quest to Prove Darwin Right

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Harvard University Press, 2002 - Всего страниц: 514
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Born eighteen months after the first Neanderthal skeleton was found and a year before Charles Darwin published The Origin of Species, Eugene Dubois vowed to discover a powerful truth in Darwin's deceptively simple ideas. There is a link, he declared, a link as yet unknown, between apes and Man.

It takes a brilliant writer to elucidate a brilliant mind, and Pat Shipman shines as never before. The Man Who Found the Missing Link is an irresistible tale of adventure, scientific daring, and a strange and enduring love--and it is true.

 

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Biography of Eugene Dubois who decided that the 'missing link' would be found in Indonesia, went there, and actually found it - the first fossil Homo Erectus. Written with much made-up detailed dialogue (disconcerting & distracting) - but otherwise a great read. Read April 2007 Читать весь отзыв

THE MAN WHO FOUND THE MISSING LINK: Eugène Dubois's Lifelong Quest to Prove Darwin Right

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An imaginative life of the controversial Dutch scientist (1858-1940) who discovered the first specimen of Homo erectus in Java in 1891.Award-winning science writer Shipman (Taking Wing, 1998, etc ... Читать весь отзыв

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An Echo of the Past
1
The Beginning
9
Chapters The Game
21
Ambition
25
Chapters Lightning Rod
31
Chapters Love and Conflict
41
Chapter? Turning Point
49
To Find the Missing Link
59
Sirmoor State
243
Siwalik Adventures
249
Leaving India
256
Chapters? ToeloengAgoeng
261
Departure
267
Europe
271
The Battlefield
277
More Skirmishes
297

Logistics
66
Padang
80
Pajakombo
95
Fossils
99
Garuda
107
Fevers and Spells
110
To Java
118
Java Fossils
128
Coolies
132
Discoveries at Trinil
138
Gathering Resources
145
Friendship
153
Trinil
159
The Birth of Pithecanthropus
165
1893
171
Disaster
182
Letters from a Friend
186
Aftermath
193
Perseverance
196
The Monograph
202
Writing Up
207
Separation and Loss
211
Intermission
218
To India
223
Calcutta
227
Using His Brains
305
Betrayal and Resurrection
316
Family
322
The New Century
327
Diversions
335
Tragedy
346
Dangerous Times
354
A New Skull
366
Rumors and Isolation
373
Brain Work
378
The Diligent Assistant
386
New Skulls from Java
408
A Worthy Opponent
415
To the Battlefront
422
The Letter
428
Chapters? Pretender to the Throne
431
Old Friends
441
The Final Conflict
445
Epilogue
452
Notes
455
Glossary
476
Bibliography
479
Acknowledgments
497
Index
499
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Pat Shipman is Professor of Anthropology at Pennsylvania State University. She is a Fellow of the Royal Geographic Society and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. She has won numerous awards and honors for her writing, including the 1997 Rhà ́ne-Poulenc Prize for The Wisdom of the Bones (coauthored with Alan Walker) and the Phi Beta Kappa Prize for Science for Taking Wing, which was also a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Award and a New York Times Notable Book of the Year in 1998.

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