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  • Was Man More Aquatic in the Past? Fifty Years After Alister Hardy - Waterside Hypotheses of Human Evolutionby Mario Vaneechoutte; Algis Kuliukas; Marc Verhaegen

    Bentham Science Publishers 2011; US$ 99.00

    The book starts from the observation that humans are very different from the other primates. Why are we naked? Why do we speak? Why do we walk upright? Fifty years ago, in 1960, marine biologist Sir Alister Hardy tried to answer this when he announced his so-called aquatic hypothesis: human ancestors did not live in dry savannahs as traditional anthropology... more...

  • Die Menschen Macherby Hans-Gü Gassen; nter; Sabine Minol

    Wiley 2012; US$ 37.50 US$ 32.50

    Es ist wahrscheinlicher geworden, dass wir zu "MenschenMachern" werden. In ihrem Buch widmen sich Hans-Günter Gassen und Sabine Minol diesem faszinierenden Thema, das uns alle angeht. Sie erörtern die Einzigartigkeit des Menschen und den Widerstreit von Schöpfung und Evolution. Sie führen ein in die fantastische Welt der Literatur?... more...

  • Your Body - The Fish That Evolvedby Dr. Keith Harrison

    John Blake Publishing 2007; US$ 7.28

    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...

  • Evolution and the Emergent Selfby Raymond L. Neubauer

    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...

  • Zeitgenössische soziologische Theorienby Thomas Kron

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2010; US$ 29.99

    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...

  • Human Social Evolutionby Kyle Summers; Bernard Crespi

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 24.99 US$ 21.49

    Presents classic papers or chapters by Dr. Alexander, each focused on an important theme from his work more...

  • The Origins of Modern Humansby Fred H. Smith; James C. Ahern

    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...

  • Human Evolutionby H. James Birx

    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...

  • We Are Amphibiansby R. S. Deese

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 49.95 US$ 39.96

    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...

  • Thin on the Groundby Steven E. Churchill

    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 and contrasts the differences... more...