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- Henry Holt and Co. 2012; US$ 16.99
A leading researcher on human evolution proposes a new and controversial theory of how our species came to be In this groundbreaking and engaging work of science, world-renowned paleoanthropologist Chris Stringer sets out a new theory of humanity's origin, challenging both the multiregionalists (who hold that modern humans developed from ancient... more...
- DK Publishing 2011; US$ 30.00
How did we develop from simple animals inhabiting small pockets of forest in Africa to the dominant species on Earth, capable of sending spaceships to the Moon? Traveling back almost eight million years to our earliest primate relatives, Evolution: The Human Story charts the development of our species from tree-dwelling primates to modern... more...
Was Man More Aquatic in the Past? Fifty Years After Alister Hardy - Waterside Hypotheses of Human EvolutionBentham Science Publishers 2011; US$ 99.00
The book starts from the observation that humans are very different from the other primates. Why are we naked? Why do we speak? Why do we walk upright? Fifty years ago, in 1960, marine biologist Sir Alister Hardy tried to answer this when he announced his so-called aquatic hypothesis: human ancestors did not live in dry savannahs as traditional anthropology... more...
- John Blake 2007; US$ 9.99
We know more about our bodies than ever before, but there remain many unanswered questions. Accessible and endlessly fascinating, this discussion of evolution and the human body reveals which features humans have inherited from fish, amphibian, reptile, four-legged mammal, and primate ancestors; while also exploring how the human body is likely to... more...
- John Blake Publishing 2007; US$ 13.58
We know more about our bodies than ever before, but why are there so many unanswered questions? Why do our elbows and knees bend in opposite directions? Why do men and women walk differently? Why do men have nipples? Why is childbirth so painful? Why do we sleepwalk? This book aims to answer these questions and many others as it traces our evolution.... more...
- Columbia University Press 2011; US$ 33.99
Raymond L. Neubauer presents a view of nature that describes rising complexity in life in terms of increasing information content, first in genes and then in brains. The evolution of the nervous system expanded the capacity to store information with relatively open-ended programs, making learning possible. Portraying four species with high brain-to-body... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2012; US$ 20.99
For all that science knows about the living world, notes David P. Barash, there are even more things that we don't know, genuine evolutionary mysteries that perplex the best minds in biology. Paradoxically, many of these mysteries are very close to home, involving some of the most personal aspects of being human.Homo Mysterious examines a number... more...
- WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2012; US$ 166.50
Völkerwanderung, Varusschlacht. Mythologie: Dies sind nur einige Stichworte zu einem umfassenden Thema, mit welchem sich Frank Ausbüttel in seinem neuen Buch über die Germanen verständlich und klar gegliedert auseinandersetzt. Von der Herkunft der Germanen über ihre Auseinandersetzungen mit den Römern bis hin zum alltäglichen und gesellschaftlichen... more...
- Souvenir Press 2012; US$ 9.99
In this lively and controversial book, Elaine Morgan presents a challenging interpretation to the question of human evolution. With brilliant logic she argues that our hominid ancestors began to evolve in response to an aquatic environment. Millions of years ago something happened that caused our ancestors to walk on two legs, to lose their fur,... more...