: Homo Britannicus: The Incredible Story of Human Life in Britain ( Allen Lane Science) (): Chris Stringer: Books. Homo Britannicus. The Incredible Story of Human Life in Britain. Chris Stringer. London: Allen Lane, Penguin Group, , pp. (hardback), £ ISBN . WHEN it comes to ancient European archaeology, the Germans have the Neanderthals, the French have some wonderful rock art and the Brits.

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And to homo Erctus in S. Our record for coping with climatic change has not been good. Thanks for telling us about beitannicus problem. Surprisingly, it was a reminder about the importance of the issue of climate change too. Nigel Lawson et al.

Homo Britannicus: The Incredible Story of Human Life in Britain

He devotes much of the book to revealing the britannicuz fossil sites, and pieces together the evidence from these different locations to create a picture of the first hominids to rbitannicus Britain. Homo Britannicus filed among gay literature The Homo Britannicus – known as the renowned encyclopedia of the history of man – was filed away in the gay and lesbian section by librarians who did not register the title.

Books by Chris Stringer.

Despite the ostensible subject-matter, for me the main interest lay in the explanation of the widely – and at times very suddenly – varying climate over the last million years or so, and the effects of that on the geography of ice-free regions and on the fauna that inhabited them. Jeff Brice rated it it was amazing Oct 24, It wasn’t that it was bad, and I think it was important and if I had read it as a standalone piece I’d have been impressed by it – but it seemed to go from a book that was talking specifically about Britain to one that was suddenly about problems on a global scale without I found the parts about the prehistory of Britain fascinating – and that is after all why I was reading the book, but I found the discussion of the current climatic situation in the final chapter overpowering and out of place.


Trivia About Homo Britannicus Other fossil experts moved in to help and a treasure trove of Palaeolithic wonders was revealed: In this way, says Stringer, ‘the history of Britain and Europe over the lastyears is littered with rapid and severe climate changes, when apparently settled plants, animal and human communities were swept away in periods as short as 10 years – much less than a single human life span’.

Needless to say I feel a little disappointed about that. Preview — Homo Britannicus by Chris Stringer.

Nov 21, Jenny rated it really liked it. How did they survive?

For the most part, this is an informative guide to the history of human habitation of the British mainland which I would have highly recommended. Jun 18, Marcus rated it liked it. Feb 11, Paul rated it it was ok Shelves: Hmo helps you keep track of books you want to read. Topics Science and nature books The Observer.

An excellent account of early life in Britain which we now know goes backyears.

Homo Britannicus: The Incredible Story of Human Life in Britain by Chris Stringer

I feel it would have britaannicus this book better to have had this climate change chapter as an ‘Afterword’. Published init has to some extent been overtaken by new research in a fast-developing field. For those who still buy into the religious-based myth that mankind indeed the earth itself is a mere 6, years old, Stringer details the numerous dating methods and spells out just how we know what we know.


Open Hoo See a Problem? This book describes the history of mankind in Britain, from the earliest inhabitants more than half a million years ago, to modern humans. Chris Stringer takes us back to when it was so tropical we lived here alongside hippos, elephants and sabre-toothed tigers or to times so cold we hunted reindeer and mammoth, and to others even colder bomo we were forced to flee a wall of ice.

It’s a short book and not detailed, so I had to read outside the book every now and then. What we risk destroying through our continued pumping of carbon dioxide into brktannicus atmosphere, in addition to our many other environmental crimes, is revealed in Planet Earththe book of the David Attenborough series that recently ended its glorious run on BBC TV. For those of us more accustomed to red squirrels and “spits and In Homo Britannicus, Stringer explores the very early human occupation of Britain, from the first evidence himo hominid activity someyears ago to the arrival of modern humans about 12, years ago.

Finally, some words of praise for Adam Wishart’s One in Three. Fascinating insights particularly with respect to the land bridge. Thus those Lynford axes, and butchered bones, were left behind by men and women on a relatively rare visit to Britain. I wanted prehistoric finds and archaeology.