Tobias in Conversation

Genes, Fossils and Anthropology
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Dimensions and Pages: 250 x 170mm, 360 pp
  • EAN: 9781868144778
  • Recommended Price (ZAR): 100.00

Tobias in Conversation invites the reader to embark on a journey beyond time, often far beyond a human lifetime into the past, a journey through the life and work of Professor Phillip Tobias. It is based on a collection of interviews with the internationally acclaimed scientist, conducted and recorded over a period of six years. Tobias is first and foremost a human anatomist, and an important theme is his astonishingly broad-based approach to the teaching of anatomy. Other interviews range across such topics as research into the physical anthropology of living peoples; studies of mammalian chromosomes; an invitation from Louis and Mary Leakey to describe all the hominid fossils they discovered; the identification, description and naming of Homo habilis; re-opening of the Sterkfontein fossil site in 1966; Tobias’s political activism and medical ethics; and his personal philosophy concerning religion and evolution.

Goran Štrkalj is a biological anthropologist working in the Department of Health and Chiropractic at Macqua rie University, Sydney.

Jane Dugard is a Cambridge-trained biolo gist who writes evolutionary materials for school

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