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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Die Menschen Macherby Hans-Gü Gassen; nter; Sabine Minol

    Wiley 2012; US$ 37.50

    Es ist wahrscheinlicher geworden, dass wir zu "MenschenMachern" werden. In ihrem Buch widmen sich Hans-Günter Gassen und Sabine Minol diesem faszinierenden Thema, das uns alle angeht. Sie erörtern die Einzigartigkeit des Menschen und den Widerstreit von Schöpfung und Evolution. Sie führen ein in die fantastische Welt der Literatur?... more...

  • The Retreat of Scientific Racismby Elazar Barkan

    Cambridge University Press 1991; US$ 46.00

    This fascinating study documents the refutation of scientific foundations for racism in Britain and the United States between the two World Wars. 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...

  • Your Body - The Fish That Evolvedby Keith Harrison

    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...

  • Evolution and the Emergent Selfby Raymond L. Neubauer

    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...

  • Homo Mysteriousby David P. Barash

    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...

  • The Scars of Evolutionby Elaine Morgan

    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...