CCBC's Book of Choice 2013! Winner of The American Association for the Advancement of Science/Subaru Science Books & Films Prize for Excellence in Science Books!"Adding to a heap of impressive recent books about old bones, "The Skull in the Rock" provides a dual picture of science being practiced in all its current high-tech glory." "--The Washington Post""A fascinating account of an Indiana Jones-style fossil hunter and how his discoveries have changed the way we see human evolution." "--Kirkus Reviews".".. a fine pairing of an impassioned personality and scientific achievement." "--School Library Journal""Slim, enticing and totally accessible, this is a book that will open eyes to the world around us and, perhaps, inspire a whole new generation of "Indies."" "--Bookends, a Booklist Blog""The co-authors have given this photo- and imagined paintings-filled volume a fun, hands-on flavor by providing a number of series of captioned photos that demonstrate scientific processes utilized in the searching and evaluating of these new fossils." "--A Book and a Hug""The fossils Berger discovered reveal what may be one of humankind's oldest ancestors. The find has been hailed as one of the most important archaeological discoveries in history." "--Niagara Falls Review""The focus of the book will be on the way in which we can apply new thinking to familiar material and come up with a breakthrough. Marc Aronson is particularly interested in framing these issues for young people and has had enormous success with this approach in his previous books." "--"GSWNY MLK Troop #30294
About the Author
LEE BERGER is the Reader in Human Evolution and the Public Understanding of Science at the Institute for Human Evolution, School of GeoSciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg South Africa. He won the National Geographic Society's first Research and Exploration Prize in 1997, has conducted numerous subsequent expeditions, and is best known for his discovery of "Australopithecus sediba." MARC ARONSON is an award-winning author and editor who earned his doctorate in American History at NYU, he is co-author of "The World Made New" for National Geographic, a new biography of Robert Kennedy, and "Race: A History Beyond Black and White."