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Prehistorie rodu Homo

Prehistorie rodu Homo

[Prehistory of the Homo family]

Soukup, Václav

subjects: anthropology and ethnography

hardcover, 1. edition
published: june 2015
ISBN: 978-80-246-2966-7
recommended price: 440 czk



Prehistorie rodu Homo (Prehistory of the Homo family) attempts to answer the timeless question related to the existence of the humankind: "who we are, where we came from and where we are going.” This encyclopaedic scientific monograph focuses on mankind’s predecessors and the phenomenon of culture. It was through culture that mankind managed not only to break away from the natural world, but also to create "a second nature,” which influences the fate of all living creatures on our planet. This book is intended for all readers who are trying to understand the ever-more complicated explanations of anthropogenesis. As human evolution has recently been examined from the perspectives of many natural and social sciences, the scholar first presents a systematic overview of contemporary knowledge in paleoanthropology, genetics and primatology. Only then does he introduce his own interpretation of the Homo family’s evolutionary story and formulate his views of the origin of human culture and artistic creativity.