Re: Need up-to-date book on human evolution

Jim Foley (
12 Oct 1995 14:54:41 GMT

In article <45gs3d$>, Mithrandir <>

>I am looking for an up-to-date book on
>the evolution of mankind for the layman.
>Has there been any good books published
>in 1995 (or 1994)?

Ian Tattersall's "The Fossil Trail" is a good book, and about as recent
as it gets (1995).

>I want the book to cover the entire evolution
>from the earliest humanoids to Cro-Magnon man.
>Not just from homo eructus to Cro-Magnon man.

There is a new theory of human evolution which proposes that before
humans became full-fledged hunters, they passed through a phase in which
they used bad breath to stun their prey. This is known either as the
DBT (the dog-breath theory), or the AAT (aromatic ape theory). We
haven't found the fossil evidence yet, but that's to be expected.

Jim Foley Symbios Logic, Fort Collins (303) 223-5100 x9765

(For non-English readers: "eruct" is an obscure word which means
"to belch")