About this book
The definitive account of human origins that focuses on how humans prevailed among other hominid species through our cognitive superiority. Tattersall is a world premier anthropologist, curator of the Hall of Human Origins in the American Museum of Natural History.
50,000 years ago - merely a blip in evolutionary time - our Homo sapiens ancestors were competing for existence with several other human species. Yet something about our species separated it from the pack, and led to its survival while the rest became extinct. So just what was it that allowed Homo sapiens to become Masters of the Planet?