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- Rutgers University Press 2012; US$ 33.95
Genetics and the Unsettled Past considers the alignment of genetic science with commercial trends in genealogy, with legal and forensic developments, and with pharmaceutical innovation to examine how these trends lend renewed authority to biological understandings of race and history. Essays by scholars across a wide range of disciplines?biology,... more...
- 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...
- Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 13.99
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. Homo Mysterious examines a number of these evolutionary mysteries, exploring things that we don't yet know about ourselves, laying out the best current hypotheses,... 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$ 15.00
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$ 127.49
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...