Bloomsburg, PA (PRWEB) June 30, 2012
“What if one, a living Homo sapiens, was fortunate enough to meet an Australopithecus—one of man’s earliest ancestors?” is only one of the intriguing and provocative questions that would surely stir readers’ imagination and challenge their wisdom. In his book, The Father of Man, author Conrad B. Quintyn attempts to provide explanation by presenting an implausible circumstance rooted in fact and fiction.
In The Father of Man, the author creates an impossible scenario where modern man, through extraterrestrial intervention, meets his prehistoric ancestor. As such, this book is not about extraterrestrials. Quintyn merges established facts with creative fiction to detail the interaction of two related species—Homo sapiens and Australopithecus boisei (once referred to as apeman)—separated by millions of years of evolution. This book, therefore, focuses on this interaction, detailing the morphological and cognitive abilities of the Australopithecus in addition to the personal relationship between this early ancestor and the protagonist Bartholomew Snide. Moreover, Quintyn has placed Snide in a ‘living laboratory’ where he interacts and observes a living fossil.
Skillfully woven, highly imaginative, and extremely thought provoking, The Father of Man is an interesting read everyone will absolutely enjoy. This book will be featured at the National Education Association Book Exhibit in Washington, D.C. on June 30-July 2, 2012.
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About the Author
Conrad B. Quintyn is an associate professor at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania. His specialties are human paleontology, human osteology, and forensic anthropology. His interests include human origins in West Africa, worldwide postcranial variation, “race” and forensic anthropology, and the evolution of human diseases.
The Father of Man * by Conrad B. Quintyn
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