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- John Blake Publishing 2007; US$ 5.99
We know more about our bodies than ever before, but why are there so many unanswered questions? Why do our elbows and knees bend in opposite directions? Why do men and women walk differently? Why do men have nipples? Why is childbirth so painful? Why do we sleepwalk? This book aims to answer these questions and many others as it traces our evolution. more...
- Columbia University Press 2011; US$ 36.99
Raymond L. Neubauer presents a view of nature that describes rising complexity in life in terms of increasing information content, first in genes and then in brains. The evolution of the nervous system expanded the capacity to store information with relatively open-ended programs, making learning possible. Portraying four species with high brain-to-body... more...
- VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2010; US$ 18.25
Das Lehrbuch bietet einen spannenden Einblick in die gegenwärtige soziologische Theorie in Deutschland. Es werden wichtige Theorien - von Beck über Esser, Joas und Münch zu Schimank - verständlich dargestellt. Zusätzlich liegen dem Buch zwei DVDs mit Interviews der behandelten Theoretiker bei: Ulrich Beck, Hartmut Esser, Hans Joas, Richard Münch... more...
- Wiley 2013; US$ 137.95 US$ 119.56
This update to the award-winning The Origins of Modern Humans: A World Survey of the Fossil Evidence covers the most accepted common theories concerning the emergence of modern Homo sapiens adding fresh insight from top young scholars on the key new discoveries of the past 25 years. The Origins of Modern Humans: Biology Reconsidered allows... more...
- Charles C Thomas 1988; US$ 57.95
A life-long preoccupation with the past as geologist, paleontologist, archeologist, or interdisciplinary evolutionist inevitably leads to a heightened sense of time and a realization of the changes that are possible on this planet throughout the ages. No one who has pondered those consequences of time and change can doubt that evolution has occurred... more...
- University of California Press 2014; US$ 49.95
We Are Amphibians tells the fascinating story of two brothers who changed the way we think about the future of our species. As a pioneering biologist and conservationist, Julian Huxley helped advance the "modern synthesis" in evolutionary biology and played a pivotal role in founding UNESCO and the World Wildlife Fund. His argument that we must accept... more...
- Wiley 2014; US$ 154.95 US$ 134.29
Thin on the Ground: Neandertal Biology, Archeology and Ecology synthesizes the current knowledge about our sister species the Neandertals, combining data from a variety of disciplines to reach a cohesive theory behind Neandertal low population densities and relatively low rate of technological innovation. The book highlights... more...
- Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 31.95
The Australopithecine Face provides an introduction to the interpretation of the facial skeleton of Australopithecus, a part of the anatomy well represented in the African collections. This book presents important morphological differences between the early hominid taxa and interprets them in a biochemical, functional, evolutionary framework. Organized... more...
- Wiley 2015; US$ 149.95 US$ 129.96
Not so long ago, all a student studying human evolution needed was a familiarity with the relatively sparse fossil record and what limited information there was about the context of the sites, a basic knowledge of gross anatomy and archeology, and an understanding of simple analytical methods. Times have changed. The fossil record has grown exponentially,... more...