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  • Die Kinder des Prometheusby Hermann Parzinger

    C.H. Beck 2014; US$ 30.80

    Die Geschichte des Menschen ist weit älter als die Erfindung der Schrift: Als der erste Frühmensch schöpferisch tätig wurde und einen Faustkeil formte, begann er zugleich seine Geschichte zu gestalten. Von diesem Zeitpunkt an nahm er unablässig Einfluss auf kulturhistorische und gesellschaftliche Verhältnisse und prägte die Lebensbedingungen während... more...

  • The Australopithecine Faceby Yoel Rak

    Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 31.95

    The Australopithecine Face provides an introduction to the interpretation of the facial skeleton of Australopithecus, a part of the anatomy well represented in the African collections. This book presents important morphological differences between the early hominid taxa and interprets them in a biochemical, functional, evolutionary framework. Organized... more...

  • Wiley Blackwell Student Dictionary of Human Evolutionby Bernard Wood

    Wiley 2015; US$ 149.95

    Bernard Wood is the Henry R. Luce Professor of Human Origins in the Department of Anthropology at George Washington University , and Adjunct Senior Scientist at the National Museum of Natural History, the Smithsonian Institution. He is a medically-qualified paleoanthropologist who moved into full-time academic life in 1972. He holds the degrees... more...

  • We Are Amphibiansby R. S. Deese

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 49.95

    We Are Amphibians tells the fascinating story of two brothers who changed the way we think about the future of our species. As a pioneering biologist and conservationist, Julian Huxley helped advance the "modern synthesis" in evolutionary biology and played a pivotal role in founding UNESCO and the World Wildlife Fund. His argument that we must accept... more...

  • A Companion to Moral Anthropologyby Didier Fassin

    Wiley 2012; US$ 200.95

    ?This thrilling survey at once points to a rich future for anthropology, without diminishing the ethical and moral debts contemporary anthropologists owe to their predecessors.? Jonathan Spencer, University of Edinburgh ?Morality - for long the preserve of philosophers, preachers and educators - increasingly attracts psychologists, cognitive... more...

  • Embodied Progressby Sarah Franklin

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 62.95

    New reproductive technologies, such as in vitrio fertilization, have been the subject of intense public discussion and debate worldwide. In addition to difficult ethical, moral, personal and political questions, new technologies of assisted conception also raise novel socio-cultural dilemmas. How are parenthood, kinship and procreation being redefined... more...

  • New Horizons in Medical Anthropologyby Margaret Lock; Mark Nichter

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 55.95

    New Horizons in Medical Anthropology is a festschrift in honor of Charles Leslie whose influential career helped shape this subfield of anthropology. This collection of cutting-edge essays explores medical innovation and medical pluralism at the turn of the 21st century. The book accomplishes two things: it reflects recent research by medical anthropologists... more...

  • Patterns of Growth and Development in the Genus Homoby J. L. Thompson; G. E. Krovitz; A. J. Nelson

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 52.00

    This 2003 book focuses on species within the genus Homo to investigate the evolutionary origins of characteristic human patterns. more...

  • Human Biologists in the Archivesby D. Ann Herring; Alan C. Swedlund

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 60.00

    Explores the use of historical and other records to expand the horizons for anthropological research. more...

  • Simulating Human Origins and Evolutionby K. P. Wessen

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 40.00

    First published in 2005, this text explores human origins and evolution using computer simulation. more...