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The Ape in the Tree

An Intellectual and Natural History of Proconsul

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HARDCOVER

$39.50 • £31.95 • €35.50

ISBN 9780674016750

Publication Date: 04/15/2005

Short

312 pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

30 halftones, 9 line illustrations, 3 maps, 1 table

Belknap Press

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  • Author’s Note
  • Prologue
  • 1. Luck and Unluck
  • 2. Love and the Tree
  • 3. An Arm and a Leg
  • 4. The Lost and the Found
  • 5. Back to the Miocene
  • 6. An Embarrassment of Riches
  • 7. How Did It Move?
  • 8. How Many Proconsuls?
  • 9. How Many Apes?
  • 10. Something to Chew On
  • 11. More on Teeth
  • 12. Listening to the Past
  • Pronunciation of African Place Names
  • Notes
  • Index

Awards & Accolades

  • 2009 W.W. Howells Book Prize, Biological Anthropology Section of the American Anthropological Association
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