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  • Human Origins and Environmental Backgroundsby Hidemi Ishida; Russell Tuttle; Martin Pickford; Naomichi Ogihara; Masato Nakatsukasa

    Springer US 2006; US$ 289.00

    Advances in fossil studies relating to the origin of Homo sapiens have strengthened the hypothesis that our direct ancestors originated on the African continent. Most researchers also agree that the time when prehumans diverged from the last common ancestor was in the early part of the Late Miocene epoch. Focus must now shift from determining the... more...

  • Human Purpose and Transhuman Potentialby Ted Chu

    Origin Press 2014; US$ 14.99

    For millennia, great thinkers have contemplated the meaning and purpose of human existence; but while most assumed that humanity was the end point of creation or the pinnacle of evolution, Ted Chu makes the provocative claim that the human race may in fact be a means rather than an end?that humankind will give rise to evolutionary successors. In this... more...

  • The Improbable Primateby Clive Finlayson

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 18.99

    In this fresh and provocative view of a seven-million-year evolutionary journey, Finlayson demonstrates the radical implications for the interpretation of fossils and technologies and shows that understanding humans within an ecological context provides insights into the emergence and spread of Homo sapiens worldwide. Finlayson argues that environmental... more...

  • Landscape of the Mindby John F. Hoffecker

    Columbia University Press 2010; US$ 59.99

    John F. Hoffecker explores the origin and growth of the mind, drawing on information from the human fossil record, archaeology, and history. Hoffecker argues that, as an indirect result of bipedal locomotion, early humans developed a feedback relationship among their hands, brains, and tools, evolving the capacity to externalize thoughts in the form... more...

  • Latin American Business Culturesby Dr Robert Crane; Dr Carlos Rizowy

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 115.00

    How often has an American or European businessman been astonished to have his Mexican or Brazilian counterpart break off discussions without explanation and refuse to return his calls? This book helps non-Latin American businessmen or MBA students address the region. If you want to study or work in Latin America this is a must read. more...

  • Man's Place in Natureby Thomas H. Huxley; Stephen Jay Gould

    Random House Publishing Group 2012; US$ 15.00

    Thomas H. Huxley was one of the first supporters of Charles Darwin?s theory of evolution by natural selection, and he did more than any other writer to advance its acceptance among scientists and nonscientists alike. His most famous book, Man?s Place in Nature , published only five years after Darwin?s The Origin of Species , offers a compelling... more...

  • The Matrifocal Familyby Raymond T. Smith

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 50.95

    The essays in this collection focus attention on the enormous contribution made by women in maintaining family relations in situations of both racial and gender domination. more...

  • Medical Anthropologyby Robert Pool

    McGraw-Hill Education 2005; US$ 47.00

    Examines - concepts of culture; medical systems; patient's experience of illness and treatment; and other topics. This book includes examples of particular health problems, such as HIV and malaria, which show how an anthropological approach can contribute to a better understanding of health and illness. more...

  • Meeting the Familyby Donovan Webster; Spencer Wells

    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...

  • Migration And Health In The European Unionby Bernd Rechel; Philipa Mladovsky; Walter Devillé

    McGraw-Hill Education 2011; US$ 57.00

    This book, part of the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policy series, focuses on the different aspects of migration and health and how they can be addressed by health care systems. This is a key text for health policy makers and advisers. more...

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