With crisp British enunciation, narrator Susan Myers portrays the preeminent paleoanthropologist Meave Leakey. Leakey, wife of Richard Leakey, daughter-in-law of Mary and Lewis Leakey, who discovered the early human ancestor called Lucy, describes her digs and finds on the shores of Lake Turkana in northwest Kenya. Throughout this history of science and discovery, Leakey describes her search to learn why hominids shifted from walking on four feet to two. Through Myers's engaging narration, listeners learn about prehistoric environmental changes that affected plants and animals, especially hominids of all species and genera. Myers's skilled and graceful narration of Leakey's words describes the dating of fossils, ash, and sediment layers and the evolution of teeth, jaws, and skulls between seven and two million years ago. M.B.K. © AudioFile 2021, Portland, Maine [Published: FEBRUARY 2021]
Trade Ed. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2020
DD ISBN 9780358308942 $30.00
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