did you manage to read some C. Owen Lovejoy's writing on evolution ?
I have done a little research on who he is. Looks like he has taken a
significant role in studying human evolution. Over the years, I have
avoided reading about human evolution both because there is so much
emotion surrounding the subject due to ego-centrism and because it is
such a narrow subject. I find evolution of archosaurs and other ruling
reptiles so much more interesting. At the moment my wife and I are
reading a great deal about the war in the Pacific as we are taking our
next vacation to Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands. We will also be on
Viti Levu, Fiji, for five days looking for native birds.
My next book (indirectly) regarding evolution is by a French paleontologist
named Sébastien Steyer titled "Earth before the Dinosaurs". Follow the
link to the page below to find a website about this research. I quote
him here because he expresses my sentiments well:
"As most of the Vertebrate Palaeontologists (VPs) in the world are currently
working either on dinosaurs (incl. birds or not) and what happen after
(incl. primates and preferencially ourself - easier to get money!), I prefer
working on what happen before dinos: I like the groups nobody cares like
the fossil amphibians."
However, I am a die-hard dino fan. It is what got me into CG in the first place!
Steyer's website contains a 3D landscape reconstruction of what the pangean
coast might have looked like after the "Great Regression" around the time of
the Permo-Triassic boundary. It was created using Terragen. http://www2.mnhn.fr/hdt203/info/steyer.php
When I get time I will read something written by C. Owen Lovejoy.
Thanks for the information.