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Tracing mankind's evolution from the birth of life on Earth three billion years ago to the emergence of modern human beings, this volume explains how the field of evolutionary study has been aided by research in comparative anatomy and molecular biology.

1. Humanity and Us --
2. A Long Story, Briefly Told --
3. Prosimians: Types and Collateral Branches --
4. Africa: The Origin
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Hardcover, 158 pages
Published October 28th 1993 by Columbia University Press (first published October 15th 1993)
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Björn Olof Lennartson Kurtén (1924–1988) was a distinguished vertebrate paleontologist. He belonged to the Swedish-speaking minority in Finland. He was a professor in paleontology at the University of Helsinki from 1972 up to his death in 1988. He also spent a year as lecturing guest professor at Harvard University in 1971.
In Not from the Apes (1971) Kurtén argued that man's development has been s
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