Lone Survivors

Author: Chris Stringer

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781429973441

Category: Science

Page: 336

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A leading researcher on human evolution proposes a new and controversial theory of how our species came to be In this groundbreaking and engaging work of science, world-renowned paleoanthropologist Chris Stringer sets out a new theory of humanity's origin, challenging both the multiregionalists (who hold that modern humans developed from ancient ancestors in different parts of the world) and his own "out of Africa" theory, which maintains that humans emerged rapidly in one small part of Africa and then spread to replace all other humans within and outside the continent. Stringer's new theory, based on archeological and genetic evidence, holds that distinct humans coexisted and competed across the African continent—exchanging genes, tools, and behavioral strategies. Stringer draws on analyses of old and new fossils from around the world, DNA studies of Neanderthals (using the full genome map) and other species, and recent archeological digs to unveil his new theory. He shows how the most sensational recent fossil findings fit with his model, and he questions previous concepts (including his own) of modernity and how it evolved. Lone Survivors will be the definitive account of who and what we were, and will change perceptions about our origins and about what it means to be human.
Lone Survivor

Author: Marcus Luttrell

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780748118540

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

View: 335

In June 2005 four US Navy SEALs left their base in Afghanistan for the Pakistani border. Their mission was to capture or kill a notorious al-Qaeda leader known to be ensconced in a Taliban stronghold surrounded by a small but heavily armed force. Less than twenty-four hours later, only one of those Navy SEALs was alive. This is the story of team leader Marcus Luttrell, the sole survivor of Operation Redwing. Blasted unconscious by a rocket grenade, blown over a cliff, but still armed and still breathing, Luttrell endured four desperate days fighting the al-Qaeda assassins sent to kill him, before finding unlikely sanctuary with a Pashtun tribe who risked everything to protect him from the circling Taliban killers.
Lone Survivor

Author: Jill Elizabeth Nelson

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 9781488060885

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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A baby in need of protection— A killer in pursuit. Determined to connect with her last living family member, Karissa Landon tracks down her cousin—and finds the woman murdered and her baby boy in danger. Now she’s running for both their lives, and her only hope is a former firefighter. Hunter Raines is hiding secrets, but he’ll make it his mission to protect Karissa and her infant charge…at all costs.
Lone Survivor

Author: Anya Summers

Publisher: Blushing Publications

ISBN: 9781947132245

Category: Fiction

Page: 318

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She needed a fresh start… ICU Nurse Sadie Montgomery moved to New Orleans after her entire world fell apart. The idea was borne of desperation as she sank deeper into a depression so deep and dark, she had stopped feeling. But it wasn’t until she crossed paths with Ram that she finally felt a spark of life return. The only problem is, she doesn’t want to be dependent upon anyone. The pain of losing it all is still too fresh. Not to mention, in Ram’s world, the women submit themselves body and soul. He wasn’t looking for love… Former Army Ranger, Ramsey O’Malley, is not looking for a long-term commitment from a woman beyond a scene or two at Club Underworld. He doesn’t have the time nor the inclination to begin something he cannot finish, not as a single dad with a thriving psychology practice. Except, he is drawn to his newest patient. She’s forbidden, like the apple in the garden of Eden, and all he wants to do it take a bite. But they could not deny their desire… When Sadie makes a surprise appearance at Club Underworld looking to take a walk on the wild side, Ram knows he cannot let another man have her. He wants to be the one to introduce her to submission. But can he convince her to submit? And will just one night be enough? Publisher’s Note: This steamy contemporary romance contains elements of power exchange.
Life Without My Family – Lone Survivor of Eleven Children

Author: Sophie Scenic-Daniels

Publisher: Austin Macauley Publishers

ISBN: 9781788786980

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 128

View: 923

Nothing could have prepared me for what I was going to discover during my mother’s funeral. The level of trepidation I felt as I drew closer to my destination was kept at bay by the mere thought of my only surviving sister Elizabeth being there with me, to keep me company, share the pain of bereavement with me. We had lost nine of our siblings, some as toddlers and others as grown women. My sister met me and walked with me towards the crowd of moaners, crying in each other’s arms as we walked. Our mother, our rock and prayer worrier had gone. We had lost a total of eleven people altogether including our dad. My mother was put to rest. I returned to England after ten days not knowing that would be the last time I would see my sister. She passed away less than a year after my mum. Out of eleven siblings, I was left alone. This is the story of my journey through life as a lone survivor. It is the story of how I have embraced my healing and found purpose for living despite my loss.
Lone Survivor by Marcus Luttrell - A 15-minute Summary & Analysis

Author: Instaread

Publisher: Instaread Summaries


Category: History


View: 201

PLEASE NOTE: This is an unofficial summary and analysis of the book and NOT the original book. Lone Survivor by Marcus Luttrell - A 15-minute Summary & Analysis Inside this Instaread: • Summary of entire book • Introduction to the Important People in the book • Analysis of the Themes and Author’s Style Preview of this Instaread: Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of Seal Team 10 by Marcus Luttrell with Patrick Robinson is a gritty and compelling narrative that recounts what happened when four United States Navy’s Sea, Air, Land Teams (SEALs) fought against a Taliban stronghold in Afghanistan. Only one of them survived the ordeal. Marcus Luttrell and the other members of his Navy SEAL team were sent to the mountains of the Hindu Kush between Afghanistan and Pakistan. They were on a reconnaissance mission to locate and kill an associate of Osama bin Laden whom Luttrell refers to as Ben Sharmak in the book. By the age of twelve, Luttrell was sure that he wanted to be a Navy SEAL. He sought out Billy Shelton, a former Green Beret, and asked him to train him to become a SEAL. Billy lived nearby and volunteered his time to teach… About the Author With Instaread, you can get the summary and analysis of a book in 15 minutes. We read every chapter, summarize and analyze it for your convenience.
Tracking Ancient Legends

Author: Alan Dale Daniel

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781483682303

Category: Philosophy

Page: 165

View: 810

Can we logically combine recent research on human origins with ancient legends of floods, paradise lost, and cloud clad gods destroying civilizations? Yes, says author Alan Daniel, who has thoughtfully joined key primordial legends with mitochondrial DNA research, archeological and anthropological finds, and geological evidence in Tracking Ancient Legends. DNA evidence shows a small band of humans crossed out of Africa into Eurasia about 100,000 BC; however, why is lost to the primordial mists. But the why may be answered by primeval legends overlooked until now. The author theorizes that prehistoric legends may explain the flight from Africa. The model set forth is fascinating, as well as epic in scope. Competing theories are examined, including the ancient astronaut concepts, and the foundations of theory itself. Are aliens from other worlds the source of our legends, or is something much more earthly and surprising the groundwork of our legendary past?
Sole Survivors of the Sea

Author: James Wise

Publisher: Naval Institute Press

ISBN: 9781612513652

Category: History

Page: 134

View: 407

The incredible stories of twenty-two lone survivors of maritime disasters are presented in this collection of war and peacetime incidents. The dramatic accounts--including those of a British sailor who survived 133 days at sea on an open raft and a German sailor who spent 28 hours in the ocean without a life preserver are based on a wide array of sources, including interviews with the survivors and their families and official records to back up their accuracy. Most took place in World War II, when the navies and merchant fleets of many nations roamed the seas. Each story is one of boundless courage, a tenacious will to survive, and, in many cases, good luck.
Lone Survivor

Author: Will Camp

Publisher: Macmillan Reference USA

ISBN: 0783894112

Category: Brazos River Valley (Tex.)

Page: 238

View: 366

The end of the Civil War, the return of rebel soldiers to the Texas Brazos River area, and a series of unfortunate events spark a blood feud between the Bartons and the Trimbles and set the foundation for the legend of the Palo Pinto Kid.
Native Apparitions

Author: Steve Pavlik

Publisher: University of Arizona Press

ISBN: 9780816535477

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 249

View: 132

"A timely and much-needed analysis and critique of Hollywood's representation of Native Americans in mainstream films"--Provided by publisher.
The Story of Food in the Human Past

Author: Robyn E. Cutright

Publisher: University Alabama Press

ISBN: 9780817359850

Category: Social Science

Page: 297

View: 882

A sweeping overview of how and what humans have eaten in their long history as a species The Story of Food in the Human Past: How What We Ate Made Us Who We Are uses case studies from recent archaeological research to tell the story of food in human prehistory. Beginning with the earliest members of our genus, Robyn E. Cutright investigates the role of food in shaping who we are as humans during the emergence of modern Homo sapiens and through major transitions in human prehistory such as the development of agriculture and the emergence of complex societies. This fascinating study begins with a discussion of how food shaped humans in evolutionary terms by examining what makes human eating unique, the use of fire to cook, and the origins of cuisine as culture and adaptation through the example of Neandertals. The second part of the book describes how cuisine was reshaped when humans domesticated plants and animals and examines how food expressed ancient social structures and identities such as gender, class, and ethnicity. Cutright shows how food took on special meaning in feasts and religious rituals and also pays attention to the daily preparation and consumption of food as central to human society. Cutright synthesizes recent paleoanthropological and archaeological research on ancient diet and cuisine and complements her research on daily diet, culinary practice, and special-purpose mortuary and celebratory meals in the Andes with comparative case studies from around the world to offer readers a holistic view of what humans ate in the past and what that reveals about who we are.