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Human evolution

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  • The World from Beginnings to 4000 BCEby Ian Tattersall

    Oxford University Press, USA 2008; US$ 18.99

    To be human is to be curious. And one of the things we are most curious about is how we came to be who we are--how we evolved over millions of years to become creatures capable of inquiring into our own evolution. In this lively and readable introduction, renowned anthropologist Ian Tattersall thoroughly examines both the fossil and archeological records... more...

  • The Linkby Colin Tudge; Josh Young

    Little, Brown and Company 2009; US$ 12.99

    For more than a century, scientists have raced to unravel the human family tree and have grappled with its complications. Now, with an astonishing new discovery, everything we thought we knew about primate origins could change. Lying inside a high-security vault, deep within the heart of one of the world's leading natural history museums, is the scientific... more...

  • Evolution of the Human Dietby Peter S. Ungar

    Oxford University Press, USA 2006; US$ 59.99

    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...

  • The Humans Who Went Extinctby Clive Finlayson

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 15.99

    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...

  • Quarry Closing In On the Missing Linkby Noel T. Boaz

    Free Press 2010; US$ 18.95

    A leading anthropologist's twenty-year quest in northern and eastern Africa shows how findings from a variety of fields contribute to a holistic picture of human evolution and provide a context for understanding today's problems. more...

  • The 10,000 Year Explosionby Gregory Cochran; Henry Harpending

    Basic Books 2009; US$ 16.95

    Two leading researchers make the controversial argument that our species is still measurably evolving in important ways—in fact, faster than ever before. 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...

  • Born in Africaby Martin Meredith

    PublicAffairs 2011; US$ 15.99

    From the author of The Fate of Africa : a dramatic account of the exploits of anthropologists, archaeologists, and other scientists striving to uncover the mysteries of human origins 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...