Books: Living Fossils

THE MAKING OF MANKIND by Richard E. Leakey Button; 256 pages; $24.95

Anthropologist Richard Leakey opens his tour d'horizon by describing some of his own finds, including the famed skull 1470 that revealed Homo habilis, the first true man, to be more than 2 million years old. Always giving credit where it is due, Leakey goes on to describe the earlier findings in South Africa of Raymond Dart and Robert Broom, who unearthed human ancestors more than 3 million years old, as well as to discuss Don Johanson's dramatic discovery of Lucy, the famous...

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