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  • Human Evolution: A Very Short Introductionby Bernard Wood

    OUP Oxford 2005; US$ 7.99

    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...

  • Meeting the Familyby Donovan Webster; Spencer Wells

    National Geographic Society 2010; US$ 26.00

    Donovan Webster brings his vivid journalistic gifts to a new subject, tracing our deep genealogy using cutting-edge DNA research to map our eons-old journey from prehistoric Africa into the modern world. With the same genetic haplotype as many white American males, Webster makes an ideal subject?he is a genuine Everyman. While his voice and spirit... more...

  • Chronology of the Evolution-Creationism Controversyby Randy Moore; Mark Decker; Sehoya Cotner

    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...

  • Out of Africa Iby John G Fleagle; John J. Shea; Frederick E. Grine; Andrea L. Baden; Richard E. Leakey

    Springer Netherlands 2010; US$ 100.36

    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...

  • Der Mensch - Evolution, Natur und Kulturby Jochen Oehler

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2010; US$ 6.55

    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...

  • The Aquatic Ape Hypothesisby Elaine Morgan

    Souvenir Press 2011; US$ 11.99

    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...

  • The Descent of Womanby Elaine Morgan

    Souvenir Press 2011; US$ 9.61

    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...

  • Der Geburtenrückgang in Indonesienby Carolin Rudolf

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2010; US$ 21.57

    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...

  • Genetics and the Unsettled Pastby Keith Wailoo; Alondra Nelson; Catherine Lee

    Rutgers University Press 2012; US$ 33.95

    Genetics and the Unsettled Past considers the alignment of genetic science with commercial trends in genealogy, with legal and forensic developments, and with pharmaceutical innovation to examine how these trends lend renewed authority to biological understandings of race and history.  Essays by scholars across a wide range of disciplines?biology,... more...

  • The Scars of Evolutionby Elaine Morgan

    Souvenir Press 2012; US$ 16.99

    In this lively and controversial book Elaine Morgan presents a challenging interpretation to the question of human evolution. With brilliant logic she argues that our hominid ancestors began to evolve in response to an aquatic environment. Millions of years ago something happened that caused our ancestors to walk on two legs, to lose their fur, to... more...