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- Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 224.99
An account of the fossil skull anatomy and evolutionary significance of the 3.6-3.0 million-year-old early human species Australopithecus afarensis, this text details the comparative anatomy of the new skull and other finds recovered at Hadar. It analyzes the creatures evolutionary significance in the context of other discoveries of early humans. more...
- Springer 2007; US$ 99.99
Presents research by leading scientists re-examining the major debates in Neanderthal research with the use of methods and theoretical approaches. This book addresses topics that include the re-evaluation of Neanderthal anatomy, inferred adaptations and habitual activities, developmental patterns, phylogenetic relationships, and more. more...
- Allen & Unwin 2000; US$ 25.44
Develops the suggestion that ideas can be transmitted across societies and generations and are subject to natural selection in the same way as are physical characteristics, a concept first proposed by Richard Dawkins in The Selfish Gene . more...
- Springer 2007; US$ 99.99
This volume brings together faunal analysts working at many sites spanning the East African Pliocene. Although most chapters focus on the vertebrate fauna of particular localities, authors take a broad approach that seeks to compare paleoenvironmental and paleoecological patterns across localities and among various taxonomic groups. This volume aims... more...
- Oxford University Press, UK 2007; US$ 35.00
This book is intended as a comprehensive overview of hominid evolution, synthesising data and approaches from physical anthropology, genetics, archaeology, psychology and philosophy. Human evolution courses are now widespread and this book has the potential to satisfy the requirements of most, particularly at the advanced undergraduate and graduate... more...
- Oxford University Press, UK 2005; US$ 9.99
This Very Short Introduction traces the history of paleoanthropology from its beginnings in the eighteenth century to the very latest fossil finds. Bernard Wood shows how evidence from both fossils and the Human Genome Project can explain where modern-day humans fit into the Tree of Life. - ;This Very Short Introduction traces the history of paleoanthropology... more...
- National Geographic Society 2010; US$ 26.00
Donovan Webster brings his vivid journalistic gifts to a new subject, tracing our deep genealogy using cutting-edge DNA research to map our eons-old journey from prehistoric Africa into the modern world. With the same genetic haplotype as many white American males, Webster makes an ideal subject?he is a genuine Everyman. While his voice and spirit... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2009; US$ 85.00
A unique chronology with entries describing the key events in the 3,000-year conflict between religion and science over the explanation and definition of life on Earth. more...
- Pickering & Chatto Publishers 2010; US$ 99.00
This work fills a gap in recent studies on the history of race and science. Focusing on both the classification systems of human variety and the development of science as the arbiter of truth, Brown looks at the rise of the emerging sciences of life and society biology and sociology as well as the debate surrounding slavery and abolition. more...
- Springer 2010; US$ 31.99
"I lettori di ossa" racconta lo scontro tra scienza e politica nel dibattito sulla preistoria australiana e di altri Paesi dove la presenza dei popoli indigeni rende profondamente politica l?interpretazione del passato. Gli scienziati stanno ricostruendo la preistoria con l?uso di tecnologie sempre pi¨ avanzate mentre i popoli indigeni ne rivendicano... more...