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  • Why Sex Mattersby Bobbi S. Low

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 35.00

    Why are men, like other primate males, usually the aggressors and risk takers? Why do women typically have fewer sexual partners? In Why Sex Matters , Bobbi Low ranges from ancient Rome to modern America, from the Amazon to the Arctic, and from single-celled organisms to international politics, to show that these and many other questions about human... more...

  • Kinship, Community, and Selfby Jason Coy; Benjamin Marschke; Jared Poley; Claudia Verhoeven

    Berghahn Books 2014; US$ 110.00

    David Warren Sabean was a pioneer in the historical-anthropological study of kinship, community, and selfhood in early modern and modern Europe. His career has helped shape the discipline of history through his supervision of dozens of graduate students and his influence on countless other scholars. This book collects wide-ranging essays demonstrating... more...

  • Cross-Cultural Roots of Minority Child Developmentby Patricia M. Greenfield; Rodney R. Cocking

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    Cross-Cultural Roots of Minority Child Development was the first volume to analyze minority child development by comparing minority children to children in their ancestral countries, rather than to children in the host culture. It was a ground-breaking volume that not only offered an historical reconstruction of the cross-cultural roots of minority... more...

  • Homo Sapiens, A Problematic Speciesby Mia Gosselin

    University Press of America 2014; US$ 34.99

    This book evaluates the Western conception of man. After having examined primitive thought in which Nature comprises everything that exists, including man, the author explains why in Western thought man is usually not only different from Nature, but opposed to it, which may have grave consequences to Nature?s fate. 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...

  • Medical Anthropology in Ecological Perspectiveby Ann McElroy; Patricia K Townsend

    Westview Press 2014; US$ 33.99

    Integrating biocultural, environmental, and evolutionary approaches to the study of human health, this premier teaching text for medical anthropology has been updated to reflect the latest developments in the field. more...

  • Die Kinder des Prometheusby Hermann Parzinger

    C.H. Beck 2014; US$ 32.24

    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...

  • Thin on the Groundby Steven E. Churchill

    Wiley 2014; US$ 149.95

    Thin on the Ground: Neandertal Biology, Archeology andEcology  synthesizes the current knowledge about our sisterspecies the Neandertals, combining data from a variety ofdisciplines to reach a cohesive theory behind Neandertal lowpopulation densities and relatively low rate of technologicalinnovation. The book highlights and contrasts... more...

  • Ancestors in Our Genome: The New Science of Human Evolutionby Eugene E. Harris

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 20.99

    In 2001, scientists were finally able to determine the full human genome sequence, and with the discovery began a genomic voyage back in time. Since then, we have sequenced the full genomes of a number of mankind's primate relatives at a remarkable rate. The genomes of the common chimpanzee (2005) and bonobo (2012), orangutan (2011), gorilla (2012),... more...

  • In Amazoniaby Hugh Raffles

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 37.50

    The Amazon is not what it seems. As Hugh Raffles shows us in this captivating and innovative book, the world's last great wilderness has been transformed again and again by human activity. In Amazonia brings to life an Amazon whose allure and reality lie as much, or more, in what people have made of it as in what nature has wrought. It casts new... more...