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Human evolution

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  • Human Brain Evolutionby Stephen Cunnane; Kathlyn Stewart

    Wiley 2010; US$ 154.95

    The evolution of the human brain and cognitive ability is one of the central themes of physical/biological anthropology. This book discusses the emergence of human cognition at a conceptual level, describing it as a process of long adaptive stasis interrupted by short periods of cognitive advance. These advances were not linear and directed, but were... more...

  • Human Evolution and the Origins of Hierarchiesby Benoît Dubreuil

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 28.00

    Benoît Dubreuil offers a naturalist account of the creation and destruction of hierarchies in human evolution. more...

  • Almost Chimpanzeeby Jon Cohen

    Henry Holt and Co. 2010; US$ 17.99

    The captivating story of how a band of scientists has redrawn the genetic and behavioral lines that separate humans from our nearest cousins In the fall of 2005, a band of researchers cracked the code of the chimpanzee genome and provided a startling new window into the differences between humans and our closest primate cousins. For the past several... more...

  • Written in Stoneby Brian Switek

    Bellevue Literary Press 2010; US$ 17.95

    The epic quest for missing links and other myths about evolution. more...

  • Essential Building Blocks of Human Natureby Ulrich J. Frey; Charlotte Stormer; Kai P. Willfuhr

    Springer 2010; US$ 69.99

    To understand why we humans are as we are, it is necessary to look at the essential building blocks that comprise our nature. The foundations of this structure are our evolutionary origins as primates and our social roots. Upon these rest features such as our emotions, language and aesthetic preferences, with our self-perceptions, self-deceptions and... more...

  • Bones of Contentionby Marvin L. Lubenow

    Baker Publishing Group 2004; US$ 28.00

    Seeking to disprove the theory of human evolution, the author examines the fossils of the so-called "ape men." more...

  • Written in Stoneby Brian Switek

    Icon Books 2011; US$ 11.65

    Darwin?s theory was for more than a century dogged by a major problem: the evidence proving the connections between the main groups of organisms were nowhere to be found. By the 1970s this absence of ?transitional fossils? was hotly debated; some palaeontologists wondering if the these ?missing links? had been so quick that no trace of them was left.However,... more...

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

    Wiley 2011; US$ 128.95

    "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...

  • Race and the Genetic Revolutionby Sheldon Krimsky; Kathleen Sloan

    Columbia University Press 2011; US$ 34.99

    Leading scholars from a range of disciplines, including law, biology, sociology, history, anthropology, and psychology, examine the impact of modern genetics on the concept of race. Does mapping the human genome reconstitute a scientific rationale for long-discredited racial categories? Contributors trace the interplay between genetics and race in... 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...