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Human evolution

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  • 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...

  • In Search of Human Natureby Mary E. Clark

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 44.95

    Human Nature offers a wide-ranging and holistic view of human nature from all perspectives: scientific, historical, and sociological. Mary Clark takes the most recent data from a dozen or more fields, and works it together with clarifying anecdotes and thought-provoking images to challenge conventional Western beliefs with hopeful new insights. Balancing... 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...

  • Medicine and Evolutionby Sarah Elton; Paul O'Higgins

    CRC Press 2008; US$ 167.95

    Can an evolutionary perspective be integrated in day-to-day practice and is it of value in medical education and training? If so, when and how? Highlighting exciting areas of research into the evolutionary basis of health and disease, Medicine and Evolution: Current Applications and Future Prospects answers these questions and more. It draws on... more...

  • A Mind Of Her Ownby Anne Campbell

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 54.99

    When Darwin proposed that females shape evolution by being choosy in their choice of male suitors, his Victorian contemporaries were shocked that he accorded so much importance to women. But this early view of the female role was far from revolutionary: They were simply allowed to be passive 'quality controllers' of male genes.Recent years... more...

  • Modern Originsby Jean-Jacques Hublin; Shannon McPherron

    Springer Netherlands 2012; US$ 139.00

    This book brings together new research into the archaeology, human paleontology, chronology, and environmental context of modern human origins in North Africa.  It integrates the North African record into the modern human origins debate. 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...