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Human evolution

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  • Medicine and Evolutionby Sarah Elton; Paul O'Higgins

    CRC Press 2008; US$ 167.95

    Introduction, S. Elton and P. O?Higgins Environments, Adaptation, and Evolutionary Medicine, Should We Be Eating a Stone Age Diet? S. Elton Human Protein Requirements and Infection Stress among Young Children at the Origins of Agriculture, S.J. Ulijaszek Evolutionary Perspectives on Type 2 Diabetes in Asia, T.M. Pollard , A.... 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...

  • The Neanderthalsby Stephanie Muller; Friedemann Shrenk

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 39.95

    The Neanderthal is among the most mysterious relatives of Homo sapiens: Was he a dull, club-swinging muscleman, or a being with developed social behaviour and the ability to speak, to plan precisely, and even to develop views on the afterlife? For many, the Neanderthals are an example of primitive humans, but new discoveries suggest that this... more...

  • 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 People's Peking Manby Sigrid Schmalzer

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 27.50

    In the 1920s an international team of scientists and miners unearthed the richest evidence of human evolution the world had ever seen: Peking Man. After the communist revolution of 1949, Peking Man became a prominent figure in the movement to bring science to the people. In a new state with twin goals of crushing ?superstition? and establishing... 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...

  • 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...

  • The Evolutionary Biology of Human Body Fatnessby Jonathan C. K. Wells

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 108.00

    Integrates medical and evolutionary data on the role of body fat in human biology, including the current obesity epidemic. 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 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...