jueves, 7 de abril de 2011

The Lucy Man: The Scientist Who Found the Most Famous Fossil Ever



Book: The Lucy Man: The Scientist Who Found the Most Famous Fossil Ever.
C. A. P. Saucier (Author)
Paperback: 128 pages
Publisher: Prometheus Books (March 22, 2011)

This is a highly readable and informative biography of the man who discovered 'Lucy' - the most famous fossil ever. Scientists dream of making a discovery that changes the way we think. That dream came true for Dr. Donald C. Johanson when he found the most famous fossil in history, known to us as 'Lucy' (Australopithecus afarensis), a discovery that changed everything we know about human evolution.

This revealing and highly readable biography takes us on a fascinating journey through Johanson's remarkable life and career, from his first days as a paleoanthropologist, through his discovery of Lucy - and his subsequent unearthing of the 'First Family', an entire group of Lucy's species - to his current work travelling the world helping people to better understand the role of evolution in the history of our planet.