Becoming human

neanderthal_skull.jpgScientific American has released another one if its special editions, the most recent is on the science of evolution and the rise of intelligence.

From what I can make out, all the articles have been published before in the regular Scientific American, but are collected together in place to make a special theme issue.

The ‘Becoming Human’ issue looks at the cognitive and social skills of apes, the migration patterns of early humans, the curious case of the homo floresiensis (‘hobbit’) fossils and the current theories and controversites over the evolution of mind and intelligence.

I picked up a copy in the newsagent but it looks like you can also download a version from their website for $5.

Link to SciAm special edition ‘Becoming Human’.

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