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  • Evolution, Creationism, and the Battle to Control America's Classroomsby Michael Berkman; Eric Plutzer

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 24.00

    Shows that it is individual educators who often make critical decisions about what children are taught about evolution. more...

  • Human, Apes and Chinese Fossilsby Charles E. Oxnard

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 1985; US$ 14.00

    The Hong Kong University Press Occasional Paers' Series is an entirely new series of monographs encompassing the best lectures presented to the University of Hong Kong in recent times.The series will cover all disciplines concomitant to full University studies.Items for inclusion in the series will be selected by the University Press Committee,... more...

  • Recent Advances of Chinese Palaeoanthropologyby Rukang Wu

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 1982; US$ 14.00

    EARLY HOMINOIDS In recent years, we have discovered many pongid and hominid fossils of major importance, covering a time span from the beginning of the hominids, or earliest man, to Homo sapiens or modern man. more...

  • ON KNOWING AND NOT KNOWING IN THE ANTHROPOLOGY OF MEDICINEby Roland Littlewood

    Left Coast Press 2010; US$ 36.95

    Social scientific studies of medicine typically assume that systems of medical knowledge are uniform and consistent. But while anthropologists have long rejected the notion that cultures are discrete, bounded, and rule-drive entities, medical anthropology has been slower to develop alternative approaches to understanding cultures of health. This provocative... more...

  • Fat Chinaby Paul French; Matthew Crabbe

    Anthem Press 2010; US$ 24.78

    'Fat China' provides an in-depth analysis of the growing problem of obesity and body image in China as urban lifestyles change and a sizeable middle class emerges. Rising obesity rates are examined in relationship to changing diets, modern lifestyles, investment from foreign fast food and supermarket retailers and urban planning. Crucial to this analysis... more...

  • Evolutionby

    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...

  • Lone Survivorsby Chris Stringer

    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...

  • Your Bodyby Dr. Keith Harrison

    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...

  • Was Man More Aquatic in the Past? Fifty Years After Alister Hardy - Waterside Hypotheses of Human Evolutionby Mario Vaneechoutte; Algis Kuliukas; Marc Verhaegen

    Bentham 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...

  • Handbook of Anthropometryby Victor R. Preedy

    Springer 2012; US$ 1,100.00

    Although its underlying concept is a relatively simple one--the measurement of the human body and its parts--anthropometry employs a myriad of methods and instruments, and is useful for a variety of purposes, from understanding the impact of disease on individuals to tracking changes in populations over time. The first interdisciplinary reference on... more...