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Fossil man. Human paleontology

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  • 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...

  • Homo erectusby W. Henry Gilbert; Berhane Asfaw

    University of California Press 2009; US$ 85.00

    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...

  • The Human Lineageby Matt Cartmill; Fred H. Smith; Kaye B. Brown

    Wiley 2011; US$ 132.95

    "This textbook, aimed at advanced undergraduates and postgraduates in paleoanthropology courses, tackles a rather difficult task—that of presenting the substantial body of paleontological, genetic, geological and archaeological evidence regarding human evolution, and the associated scientific history, in a logical and readable way without sacrificing... more...

  • The Humans Who Went Extinctby Clive Finlayson

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 10.99

    Just 28,000 years ago, the blink of an eye in geological time, the last of Neanderthals died out in their last outpost, in caves near Gibraltar. Thanks to cartoons and folk accounts we have a distorted view of these other humans - for that is what they were. We think of them as crude and clumsy and not very bright, easily driven to extinction by the... more...

  • An Introduction to Human Evolutionary Anatomyby Leslie Aiello; Christopher Dean; Joanna Cameron

    Elsevier Science 1990; US$ 72.95

    An anthropologist and an anatomist have combined their skills in this book to provide students and research workers with the essentials of anatomy and the means to apply these to investigations into hominid form and function. Using basic principles and relevant bones, conclusions can be reached regarding the probable musculature, stance, brain size,... 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...

  • 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...

  • Neanderthalby Paul Jordan

    The History Press 2013; US$ 21.86

    <div>Paul Jordan takes us on a vivid journey through the history of our most famous cousin in search of the origins of all mankind</div> more...

  • Neanderthal Manby Svante Pääbo

    Basic Books 2014; US$ 16.99

    Svante Pääbo is the founder of the field of ancient DNA. The director of the department of genetics at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Pääbo has been featured in the New York Times , Newsweek , and The Economist , as well as on NPR, PBS, and BBC. In 2009 Time named him one of the 100 Most Influential People... more...

  • The Neanderthal's Necklaceby Juan Luis Arsuaga; Andy Klatt

    Basic Books 2009; US$ 15.00

    The Neanderthals provide a surprising mirror for modern-day humanity. They belonged to our evolutionary group and lived like the Cro-Magnons, our ancestors, did — worshipping, socializing, and hunting. The struggle between Neanderthals and Cro-Magnons lasted thousands of years. The Cro-Magnons were not biologically fit for extreme cold weather, but... more...