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This review is from: Born in Africa: The Quest for the Origins of Human Life (Hardcover)
This is an interesting and well written book on the search for the fossils for the first humans with all the chicanery that surrounds the prroject but is badly biased in favour of the Leakeys -Louis, Mary and Richard to the virtual exclusion of all other contenders particularly Brunet and his colleagues who discovered the oldest fossils dated 6-7 million years old.
The book is badly in need of line diagrams and tables illustrating the relationship or non relationship of the various fossil species recorded.
For a much better book on this subject read Ann Gibbons book "The First Human".