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Origin Stories: Discovering Us

Discovering Us by Evan Hadingham was published by Signature Books in partnership with The Leakey Foundation. This book contains 50 stories about the most important human origins discoveries of the past 50 years.

In the latest episode of Origin Stories, we talk with Evan Hadingham, senior science editor for the PBS program NOVA. His new book, Discovering Us: 50 Great Discoveries in Human Origins, highlights the thrilling fossil finds, groundbreaking primate behavior observations, and important scientific work of Leakey Foundation researchers.

Discovering Us contains 50 short essays about the quest to understand ourselves and our origins. It is illustrated with beautiful photographs that show science in action.

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