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Fossil man. Human paleontology

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  • The Skull of Australopithecus afarensisby William H. Kimbel; Yoel Rak; Donald C. Johanson; Ralph L. Holloway; Michael S. Yuan

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 249.99 US$ 214.99

    The book is the most in-depth account of the fossil skull anatomy and evolutionary significance of the 3.6-3.0 million year old early human species Australopithecus afarensis . Knowledge of this species is pivotal to understanding early human evolution, because 1) the sample of fossil remains of A. afarensis is among the most extensive for any early... more...

  • Neanderthals Revisitedby Katerina Harvati; Terry Harrison

    Springer Netherlands 2007; US$ 129.00

    Recent years have witnessed exciting and important scientific breakthroughs in the study of Neanderthals and their place in human evolution which have transformed our appreciation of this group?s paleobiology and evolution. This volume presents cutting-edge research by leading scientists re-examining the major debates in Neanderthal research with... more...

  • Lucy's Legacyby Donald Dr Johanson; Kate Wong

    Crown/Archetype 2009; US$ 15.00

    ? Booklist (starred review) Praise for Donald C. Johanson Lucy: The Beginnings of Humankind ?A fascinating, candid, and scientifically reliable account of one of the most compelling scientific investigations ever undertaken?the effort to understand how human beings evolved.? ? New York Times ?A glorious success . . . The science... more...

  • The Neanderthalsby Stephanie Muller; Friedemann Shrenk

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 39.95

    The Neanderthal is among the most mysterious relatives of Homo sapiens: Was he a dull, club-swinging muscleman, or a being with developed social behaviour and the ability to speak, to plan precisely, and even to develop views on the afterlife? For many, the Neanderthals are an example of primitive humans, but new discoveries suggest that this... more...

  • Hominin Environments in the East African Plioceneby René Bobe; Zeresenay Alemseged; Anna K. Behrensmeyer

    Springer Netherlands 2007; US$ 129.00

    This volume brings together faunal analysts working at many sites spanning the East African Pliocene. Although most chapters focus on the vertebrate fauna of particular localities, authors take a broad approach that seeks to compare paleoenvironmental and paleoecological patterns across localities and among various taxonomic groups. This volume aims... more...

  • The People's Peking Manby Sigrid Schmalzer

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 27.50

    In the 1920s an international team of scientists and miners unearthed the richest evidence of human evolution the world had ever seen: Peking Man. After the communist revolution of 1949, Peking Man became a prominent figure in the movement to bring science to the people. In a new state with twin goals of crushing ?superstition? and establishing... more...

  • Evolution of the Human Dietby Peter S. Ungar

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 64.99 US$ 55.89

    I. Introduction. 1. Early Hominin Diets: Overview and Historical Perspectives, Alan Walker. 2. Whose Diet? An Introduction to the Hominin Fossil Record, Amanda G. Henry and Bernard Wood. II. The Hominin Fossil Record. 3. The Evolution of the Hominin Diet from a Dental Functional Perspective, Peter W. Lucas. 4. Dental Functional Morphology: The Known,... more...

  • Homo erectusby W. Henry Gilbert; Berhane Asfaw

    University of California Press 2009; US$ 85.00 US$ 68.00

    This volume, the first in a series devoted to the paleoanthropological resources of the Middle Awash Valley of Ethiopia, studies Homo erectus, a close relative of Homo sapiens. Written by a team of highly regarded scholars, this book provides the first detailed descriptions, photographs, and analysis of the fossil vertebrates?from elephants and... more...

  • Leakeys, The: A Biographyby Mary Bowman-Kruhm

    ABC-CLIO 2005; US$ 35.00

    Three generations of Leakeys have dug in East Africa for fossil evidence that answers questions about human origins. Louis and Mary, husband and wife, began what would turn into decades of research and fieldwork, often disproving common theories and beliefs of the time. Son Richard followed in his parents' foot steps, along with his wife Meave, and... more...

  • The Emergence of Humansby Patricia J. Ash; David J. Robinson

    Wiley 2011; US$ 219.95 US$ 190.62

    The Emergence of Humans is an accessible, informative introduction to the scientific study of human evolution. It takes the reader through time following the emergence of the modern human species Homo sapiens from primate roots. Acknowledging the controversy surrounding the interpretation of the fossil record, the authors present a balanced approach... more...