Born in Africa

The Quest for the Origins of Human Life

by Martin Meredith

Hardcover, 230 pages, Perseus Books Group, List Price: $26.99 | purchase

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Born in Africa
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The Quest for the Origins of Human Life
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Martin Meredith

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The author of The Fate of Africa chronicles the efforts of anthropologists, archeologists and other scientists to uncover the many mysteries of human origins.

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Fossil remains of Australopithecus afarensi, known as "Lucy," were first discovered in Ethiopia and Tanzania in the 1970s. Dirk Van Tuerenhout/AP hide caption

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