Into the Past: A Memoir

Into the Past A Memoir In Reminiscences of a Bone Picker Tobias focuses on the first years of his life from his troubled childhood in Durban and Bloemfontein to his intense student days at Wits University where he also

  • Title: Into the Past: A Memoir
  • Author: Phillip V. Tobias
  • ISBN: 9781770100152
  • Page: 368
  • Format: Paperback
  • In Reminiscences of a Bone Picker , Tobias focuses on the first 40 years of his life from his troubled childhood in Durban and Bloemfontein to his intense student days at Wits University where he also taught from 1945 until his retirement in 1993 and the prolific research, correspondence and travels of his early career He vividly recounts his interactions with some ofIn Reminiscences of a Bone Picker , Tobias focuses on the first 40 years of his life from his troubled childhood in Durban and Bloemfontein to his intense student days at Wits University where he also taught from 1945 until his retirement in 1993 and the prolific research, correspondence and travels of his early career He vividly recounts his interactions with some of the great names in twentieth century science such as Raymond Dart, Robert Broom, Wilfrid LeGros Clark and Theodosius Dobzhansky as well as their impact on him Through his dedication to the people of Africa, Tobias opens windows on the San or Bushmen of Botswana, the Tonga of Zambia, and he recounts his role in the fight against racism during the harrowing decades of South Africa s apartheid regime The anecdotes, experiences and philosophies Tobias reveals portray a many sided scholar and humanist, whose scientific achievements are matched by his love of people, teaching, books, theatre, music, travel and tea and cricket.

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    1. written in a lovely easy to read style. yet also painstakingly detailed when appropriate. Paleaoanthropology is one of my favourite subjects and even a hobby of mine.

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