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  • 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...

  • The Origin Of Humankindby Richard Leakey

    Basic Books 2008; US$ 14.95

    "“The name Leakey is synonymous with the study of human origins,? wrote The New York Times. The renowned family of paleontologists—Louis Leakey, Mary Leakey, and their son Richard Leakey—has vastly exp" more...

  • Reflections Of Our Pastby John H Relethford

    Westview Press 2008; US$ 25.99

    An accessible and absorbing examination of how the genes of living people reveal the history of humankind, from the origins of humans 6 million years ago to the present more...

  • Human Social Evolutionby Kyle Summers; Bernard Crespi

    Oxford University Press, USA 2013; US$ 25.99

    Richard D. Alexander is an accomplished entomologist who turned his attention to solving some of the most perplexing problems associated with the evolution of human social systems. Using impeccable Darwinian logic and elaborating, extending and adding to the classic theoretical contributions of pioneers of behavioral and evolutionary ecology like George... more...

  • Indigenous Theories of Contagious Diseaseby Edward C. Green

    AltaMira Press 2000; US$ 33.99

    Far from being the province of magic, witchcraft, and sorcery, indigenous understanding of contagious disease in Africa and elsewhere in the developing world very often parallels western concepts of germ theory, according to the author. Labeling this 'indigenous contagion theory (ICT),' Green synthesizes the voluminous ethnographic work on tropical... more...

  • Human Evolutionby H. James Birx

    Charles C Thomas 1988; US$ 57.95

    A life-long preoccupation with the past as geologist, paleontologist, archeologist, or interdisciplinary evolutionist inevitably leads to a heightened sense of time and a realization of the changes that are possible on this planet throughout the ages. No one who has pondered those consequences of time and change can doubt that evolution has occurred... more...

  • Skilled Visionsby Cristina Grasseni

    Berghahn Books 2007; US$ 27.95

    Most arguments for a rediscovery of the body and the senses hinge on a critique of "visualism" in our globalized, technified society. This approach has led to a lack of actual research on the processes of visual "enskillment." Providing a comprehensive spectrum of case studies in relevant contexts, this volume raises the issue of the rehabilitation... more...

  • Anthropology and Modern Life (Routledge Revivals)by Franz Boas

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 130.00

    Anthropology and Modern Life , first published in 1929, addresses itself to an immensely broad field with clarity, introducing anthropology as a unique and coherent discipline, and demonstrating its importance in the understanding of socio-cultural change throughout history. The author covers varied and diverse areas of study: ethnicity, including... more...

  • The Concept of Race" in Natural and Social Science"by E. Nathaniel Gates

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 185.00

    First published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • A Scientific Theory of Culture and Other Essaysby Bronislaw Malinowski

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    Published, posthumously, this volume is both a summing up and a reformulation of Malinowski's functional theory of culture. more...