Becoming Human

Becoming Human

Evolution and Human Uniqueness

By Ian Tattersall

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Hardcover, 9780151003402, 272pp.

Publication Date: January 1, 1998

In this superbly written book, Ian Tattersall combines his unique knowledge of the human fossil record, Paleolithic archeology, primate behavior, prehistoric art, as well as the workings of the human offer a convincing scenario of how we have come to hold dominion over the earth (Donald Johanson, Scientific american).

About the Author

Ian Tattersall is curator of human evolution at the American Museum of Natural History, and the author of many books and articles. His most recent book, Becoming Human, won the distinguished W.W. Howells Prize of the American Anthropological Association. An expert on both fossil humans and lemurs, he has done fieldwork in places as varied as Madagascar, Yemen, and Vietnam. He lives in New York City.