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  • Encyclopedia of Human Evolution and Prehistoryby Eric Delson; Ian Tattersall; John Van Couvering; Alison S. Brooks

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 335.00

    Praise for the first edition: "The most up-to-date and wide-ranging encyclopedia work on human evolution available."--American Reference Books Annual "For student, researcher, and teacher...the most complete source of basic information on the subject."--Nature "A comprehensive and authoritative source, filling a unique niche...essential to academic... more...

  • Forensic Detectiveby Robert Mann; Miryam Williamson

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.00

    Death. It?s not only inevitable and frightening, it?s intriguing and fascinating?especially today, when science continues to make ever more stunning advances in the investigation of the oldest and darkest of mysteries. To discover the how and why of death, unearth its roots, and expose the mechanics of its grim handiwork is, at least in some sense,... more...

  • The Skull of Australopithecus Afarensisby William H. Kimbel

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 249.99

    An account of the fossil skull anatomy and evolutionary significance of the 3.6-3.0 million-year-old early human species Australopithecus afarensis, this text details the comparative anatomy of the new skull and other finds recovered at Hadar. It analyzes the creatures evolutionary significance in the context of other discoveries of early humans. more...

  • Community and Ecology, Volume 10by Aaron Matthew McCright; Terry Nichols Clark

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2006; US$ 99.95

    A look at the dilemnas surrounding place and ecology more...

  • Medical Anthropologyby Robert Pool

    McGraw-Hill Education 2005; US$ 47.00

    Examines - concepts of culture; medical systems; patient's experience of illness and treatment; and other topics. This book includes examples of particular health problems, such as HIV and malaria, which show how an anthropological approach can contribute to a better understanding of health and illness. more...

  • Mind Warsby Ian McFadyen

    Allen & Unwin 2000; US$ 25.44

    Develops the suggestion that ideas can be transmitted across societies and generations and are subject to natural selection in the same way as are physical characteristics, a concept first proposed by Richard Dawkins in The Selfish Gene . more...

  • Human Origins and Environmental Backgroundsby Hidemi Ishida; Russell Tuttle; Martin Pickford; Naomichi Ogihara; Masato Nakatsukasa

    Springer US 2006; US$ 289.00

    Advances in fossil studies relating to the origin of Homo sapiens have strengthened the hypothesis that our direct ancestors originated on the African continent. Most researchers also agree that the time when prehumans diverged from the last common ancestor was in the early part of the Late Miocene epoch. Focus must now shift from determining the... more...

  • Postcolonial Disordersby Mary-Jo DelVecchio Good; Sandra Teresa Hyde; Sarah Pinto; Byron J. Good

    University of California Press 2008; US$ 15.95

    The essays in this volume reflect on the nature of subjectivity in the diverse places where anthropologists work at the beginning of the twenty-first century. Contributors explore everyday modes of social and psychological experience, the constitution of the subject, and forms of subjection that shape the lives of Basque youth, Indonesian artists,... more...

  • Human Evolutionby Camilo J. Cela-Conde; Francisco J. Ayala

    Oxford University Press, UK 2007; US$ 35.00

    This book is intended as a comprehensive overview of hominid evolution, synthesising data and approaches from physical anthropology, genetics, archaeology, psychology and philosophy. Human evolution courses are now widespread and this book has the potential to satisfy the requirements of most, particularly at the advanced undergraduate and graduate... more...

  • Human Evolutionby Bernard Wood

    Oxford University Press, UK 2005; US$ 7.99

    This Very Short Introduction traces the history of paleoanthropology from its beginnings in the eighteenth century to the very latest fossil finds. Bernard Wood shows how evidence from both fossils and the Human Genome Project can explain where modern-day humans fit into the Tree of Life. - ;This Very Short Introduction traces the history of paleoanthropology... more...

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