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Human evolution

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  • Human Brain Evolutionby Stephen Cunnane; Kathlyn Stewart

    Wiley 2010; US$ 164.95

    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...

  • The Evolving Femaleby Mary Ellen Morbeck; Alison Galloway; Adrienne Zihlman

    Princeton University Press 1996; US$ 55.00

    A human female is born, lives her life, and dies within the space of a few decades, but the shape of her life has been strongly influenced by 50 million years of primate evolution and more than 100 million years of mammalian evolution. How the individual female plays out the stages of her life--from infancy, through the reproductive period, to old... more...

  • Human Evolution and the Origins of Hierarchiesby Benoît Dubreuil

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 36.00

    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$ 18.99

    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...

  • 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 Ltd 2011; US$ 11.65

    The first book on the hunt for evolution?s ?missing links? over the last three decades - and what palaeontologists? findings mean for our place on earth. more...

  • The Rhythms Of Lifeby Leon Kreitzman; Russell Foster

    Profile Books 2011; US$ 13.31

    Popular science at its most exciting: the breaking new world of chronobiology - understanding the rhythm of life in humans and all plants and animals. The entire natural world is full of rhythms. The early bird catches the worm -and migrates to an internal calendar. Dormice hibernate away the winter. Plants open and close their flowers at the same... more...

  • How To Think Like a Neandertalby Thomas Wynn; Frederick L. Coolidge

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 12.99

    In this book, the authors provide a fascinating narrative of the mental life of Neandertals, to the extent that it can be reconstructed from fossil and archaeological remains. more...

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

    Wiley 2011; US$ 136.95

    "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...