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- Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 34.99 US$ 30.09
"Peking Man," a cave man once thought a great hunter who had first tamed fire, actually was a composite of the gnawed remains of some fifty women, children, and men unfortunate enough to have been the prey of the giant cave hyena. Researching the famous fossil site of Dragon Bone Hill in China, scientists Noel T. Boaz and Russell L. Ciochon retell... more...
- Allen & Unwin 2000; US$ 25.44
Develops the suggestion that ideas can be transmitted across societies and generations and are subject to natural selection in the same way as are physical characteristics, a concept first proposed by Richard Dawkins in The Selfish Gene . more...
- Springer US 2006; US$ 245.98
Advances in fossil studies relating to the origin of Homo sapiens have strengthened the hypothesis that our direct ancestors originated on the African continent. Most researchers also agree that the time when prehumans diverged from the last common ancestor was in the early part of the Late Miocene epoch. Focus must now shift from determining the... more...
- OUP Oxford 2005; US$ 7.99 US$ 6.87
This Very Short Introduction traces the history of paleoanthropology from its beginnings in the eighteenth century to the very latest fossil finds. Bernard Wood shows how evidence from both fossils and the Human Genome Project can explain where modern-day humans fit into the Tree of Life. more...
- ABC-CLIO 2009; US$ 94.00
Exhaustively researched and authoritative, Chronology of the Evolution-Creationism Controversy does what no other work does: it examines the conflict between the religious and scientific views of life on Earth in its full 3,000-year historical context, showing readers how this roiling debate has played out over the centuries. With hundreds of... more...
- Springer Netherlands 2010; US$ 97.71
This book examines the first expansion of hominins from Africa into Eurasia, two million years ago. Experts address such questions as Why did hominins not disperse earlier? Was there more than one dispersal? Did other mammal species move northward as well? more...
- Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2010; US$ 14.99
Gut 150 Jahren sind vergangen, seit Darwin sein Werk ?Die Entstehung der Arten? geschrieben hat. Das Evolutionsparadigma hat inzwischen als erfolgreicher Forschungsansatz dazu beigetragen, u. a. psychologische, soziale, ethische, ästhetische oder auch politische Fragen zu klären. Namhafte Natur- und Geisteswissenschaftler zeigen in dem Band die Möglichkeiten... more...
- Souvenir Press 2011; US$ 10.99
A pioneering work, the first to argue for the equal role of women in human evolution. On its first publication in 1972 it became a rallying-point for feminism and changed the terminology of anthropologists forever. It remains a key text in feminist history, as well as an extension to the author's Aquatic Ape Hypothesis, which is gaining more academic... more...
- Souvenir Press 2011; US$ 14.57
Why do humans differ from other primates? What do those differences tell us about human evolution? Elaine Morgan gives a revolutionary hypothesis that explains our anatomic anomalies--why we walk on two legs, why we are covered in fat, why we can control our rate of breathing? The answers point to one conclusion: millions of years ago our ancestors... more...
- VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2010; US$ 59.99
Der seit über 40 Jahren anhaltende Trend in Indonesien zu immer niedrigeren Geburtenraten lenkt die Aufmerksamkeit der DemografInnen auf sich. Einen neuen methodischen Zugang wählt Carolin Rudolf, die den Geburtenrückgang anhand eines von ihr entwickelten Erklärungsmodells, basierend auf dem ?Value of Children?-Ansatz, untersucht. Danach ist für den... more...