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Human evolution

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  • Race and the Genetic Revolutionby Sheldon Krimsky; Kathleen Sloan

    Columbia University Press 2011; US$ 35.99

    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...

  • How Women Got Their Curves and Other Just-So Storiesby David P Barash; Judith Eve cor

    Columbia University Press 2009; US$ 27.99

    So how did women get their curves? Why do they have breasts, while other mammals only develop breast tissue while lactating, and why do women menstruate, when virtually no other beings do so? What are the reasons for female orgasm? Why are human females kept in the dark about their own time of ovulation and maximum fertility, and why are they... more...

  • Homo Mysteriousby David P. Barash

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 13.99

    For all that science knows about the living world, notes David P. Barash, there are even more things that we don't know, genuine evolutionary mysteries that perplex the best minds in biology. Homo Mysterious examines a number of these evolutionary mysteries, exploring things that we don't yet know about ourselves, laying out the best current hypotheses,... more...

  • The Piltdown Man Hoaxby Miles Russell

    The History Press 2012; US$ 15.99

    Piltdown. Even today the name sends a shiver down the collective spine of the scientific community, for this was the most dramatic and daring fraud ever perpetrated upon the world of science and academia. Between 1908 and 1912, a series of amazing discoveries relating to what appeared to be the earliest human were made close to the little village of... more...

  • Modern Originsby Jean-Jacques Hublin; Shannon McPherron

    Springer Netherlands 2012; US$ 100.59

    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...

  • High Resolution Archaeology and Neanderthal Behaviorby Eudald Carbonell i Roura

    Springer Netherlands 2012; US$ 100.59

    This book offers insights on Neanderthal behavior using data recovered in level J of the Romaní rockshelter in northeastern Spain. The sediment layers here show high temporal resolution, making it easier to interprete archaeological data in behavioral terms. more...

  • Australia's Fossil Heritageby The Australian Heritage Council

    CSIRO Publishing 2012; US$ 62.95

    A detailed examination of Australia's fossil heritage revealing the richness and diversity of Australia's prehistory. more...

  • The Evolution of Human Populations in Arabiaby Michael D. Petraglia; Jeffrey I. Rose

    Springer Netherlands 2009; US$ 97.37

    This book examines the evolution of human populations in Arabia. Coverage includes environmental change and its impact on human populations, the movement and dispersal of populations, and the origin and spread of food producing economies. 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...

  • Handbook of the Evolution of Human Sexualityby Michael R. Kauth

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 77.95

    Expand your knowledgewith theories and concepts that may challenge your assumptions about sexual attraction Human sexuality can be better understood by knowing how sexual psychologies may have evolved throughout the ages. Handbook of the Evolution of Human Sexuality presents a detailed examination of human sexuality, the assumptions about concepts... more...