Leakey’s Luck. The Life of Louis Seymour Bazett Leakey. 1903-1972.

Louis Leakey is arguably the world’s greatest anthopologist–and certainly the most controversial. His most famous find, ‘Zinjanthropus’ or ‘Nutcracker man’ at Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania, was the only one of many discoveries that revolutionized theories of how man evolved. (Punch commented at the time: ‘When the first men were fashioned in the Good Lords forge, He sent them, it seems, to Olduvai Gorge,,,) Leakey’s obsession was to prove that man’s origins were in Africa, and in this he succeeded.

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H/b in nice clean boards,in a illustrated d/w,chipped and with some edge and face wear,and price-clipped.Size 9×6 pp 448,inc.index,references,glossary,well illustrated with many b/w photographic prints inc. frontispiece.with maps to end papers.Hinges strong Binding tight (suggest unread).No foxing,staining or browning.Internally and externally clean and bright throughout.


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