Humans in the Making: In the Beginning Was Technique (Hardcover)
The human specificity can be described by verticality/bipedalism, technique use, articulated language, high cognitive capacities, complex society at three levels: body, mind, social. In this book, is proposed an evolutionary process that make better understand how such humanity could have emerged in the long time (more than 6 million years). The process is based on a very early necessity to use technic for surviving correlated with neoteny which impulsed a darwinian evolutionary process, with four distinguished punctuation described as neotenizations.
Michel J. F. Dubois: Referent expert in agriculture sciences in UniLaSalle polytechnic institute; associate scientist at LIED, Paris Diderot (Paris VII); President of Ingenium, french net of scientists in human sciences affiliated in higher engineer training institutions.