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- Souvenir Press 2012; US$ 16.99
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, to... more...
- Columbia University Press 2010; US$ 59.99
John F. Hoffecker explores the origin and growth of the mind, drawing on information from the human fossil record, archaeology, and history. Hoffecker argues that, as an indirect result of bipedal locomotion, early humans developed a feedback relationship among their hands, brains, and tools, evolving the capacity to externalize thoughts in the form... more...
- University of California Press 2009; US$ 85.00
This volume offers an integrative approach to the application of evolutionary theory in studies of cultural transmission and social evolution and reveals the enormous range of ways in which Darwinian ideas can lead to productive empirical research, the touchstone of any worthwhile theoretical perspective. While many recent works on cultural evolution... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2012; US$ 3.49
Thomas H. Huxley was one of the first supporters of Charles Darwin?s theory of evolution by natural selection, and he did more than any other writer to advance its acceptance among scientists and nonscientists alike. His most famous book, Man?s Place in Nature , published only five years after Darwin?s The Origin of Species , offers a compelling... more...
- Rutgers University Press 2009; US$ 29.95
In the wake of structural adjustment programs in the 1980s and health reforms in the 1990s, the majority of sub-Saharan African governments spend less than ten dollars per capita on health annually, and many Africans have limited access to basic medical care. Using a community-level approach, anthropologist Ellen E. Foley analyzes the implementation... more...
- Aarhus University Press 2010; US$ 27.72
The Taste for Knowledge: Medical anthropology facing medical realities demonstrates how medical anthropology is becoming increasingly important in the fields of medical research and public health.The taste for knowledge is precisely what readers of this book will come to share with the authors, who examine some of the major issues in medical anthropology... more...
- Springer Singapore 2013; US$ 130.17
This book develops a theory and practice of education from Karl Popper?s non-justificationist philosophy for promoting an open society, taking the form of an educational program for fostering critical thinking in children, especially in group discussion. more...
- Wiley 2012; US$ 219.95 US$ 190.62
A Companion to Paleoanthropology presents a compendium of readings from leading scholars in the field that define our current knowledge of the major discoveries and developments in human origins and human evolution, tracing the fossil record from primate and hominid origins to the dispersal of modern humans across the globe. Represents an accessible... more...
- Wiley 2013; US$ 55.95 US$ 48.49
The Anthropology of Performance is an invaluable guide to this exciting and growing area. This cutting-edge volume on the major advancements in performance studies presents the theories, methods, and practices of performance in cultures around the globe. Leading anthropologists describe the range of human expression through performance and... more...