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Juan Luis ARSUAGA

Juan Luis ARSUAGA

Madrid, 1954

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Dr. Juan Luis Arsuaga is a Professor of Paleontology at the Universidad Complutense of Madrid and Director of the Human Evolution and Behavior Institute (UCM-ISCIII). He is a member of the American National Academy of Sciences and vice-president of the commission for Human Palaeontology and Palaeoecology at the International Union for Quaternary Research. He was awarded the 1997 Prince of Asturias Scientific and Technological Prize. He is a member of the American National Academy of Sciences and vice-president of the commission for Human Palaeontology and Palaeo-ecology at the International Union for Quaternary Research. As an autor: La especie elegida (Temas de Hoy, 1997) –a perennial best- seller, El collar del neandertal (Temas de Hoy, 1999), El enigma de la esfinge (Plaza & Janés, 2001), Amalur: del átomo a la mente (Temas de Hoy, 2002), Los aborígenes (RBA, 2002, Sent Soví Award 2002), El mundo de Atapuerca (Plaza&Janés, 2004), Al otro lado de la niebla (Suma, 2005), his first novel, La saga humana (Edaf, 2007), Mi primer libro de la Prehistoria. Cuando el mundo era niño (Espasa. 2008), a book for the young readers, El reloj de Mr. Darwin (Temas de hoy, 2009) and Elemental, queridos humanos (Temas de hoy, 2010), a graphic novel with illustrations by Forges. His most recent books are El primer viaje de nuestra vida (Temas de Hoy, 2012), and El sello indeleble (Debate, 2013), co-written with Manuel Martín-Loeches, a Professor of Psychobiology at the Complutense University of Madrid and Director of the Cognitive Neuroscience Section of the Human Evolution and Behaviour Centre.

«Arsuaga’s viewpoint comes as a refreshing and instructive contrast to much of the English-language literature... [his works] should be read by anyone interested in their own origins and our extinct relatives.»  Dr. Ian Tattersall, Curator in the Dpt. of Anthropology, American Museum of Natural History, NY


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