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Human evolution

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  • Your Bodyby Dr. Keith Harrison

    John Blake 2007; US$ 9.99

    We know more about our bodies than ever before, but there remain many unanswered questions. Accessible and endlessly fascinating, this discussion of evolution and the human body reveals which features humans have inherited from fish, amphibian, reptile, four-legged mammal, and primate ancestors; while also exploring how the human body is likely to... more...

  • Evolution and the Emergent Selfby Raymond L. Neubauer

    Columbia University Press 2011; US$ 33.99

    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...

  • Homo Mysteriousby David P. Barash

    Oxford University Press, USA 2012; US$ 20.99

    For all that science knows about the living world, notes David P. Barash, there are even more things that we don't know, genuine evolutionary mysteries that perplex the best minds in biology. Paradoxically, many of these mysteries are very close to home, involving some of the most personal aspects of being human.Homo Mysterious examines a number... more...

  • The Scars of Evolutionby Elaine Morgan

    Souvenir Press 2012; US$ 9.99

    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,... more...

  • The Origin Of Humankindby Richard Leakey

    Basic Books 2008; US$ 14.95

    "“The name Leakey is synonymous with the study of human origins,? wrote The New York Times. The renowned family of paleontologists—Louis Leakey, Mary Leakey, and their son Richard Leakey—has vastly exp" more...

  • Human Social Evolutionby Kyle Summers; Bernard Crespi

    Oxford University Press, USA 2013; US$ 25.99

    Richard D. Alexander is an accomplished entomologist who turned his attention to solving some of the most perplexing problems associated with the evolution of human social systems. Using impeccable Darwinian logic and elaborating, extending and adding to the classic theoretical contributions of pioneers of behavioral and evolutionary ecology like George... 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

    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$ 149.95

    Thin on the Ground: Neandertal Biology, Archeology andEcology  synthesizes the current knowledge about our sisterspecies the Neandertals, combining data from a variety ofdisciplines to reach a cohesive theory behind Neandertal lowpopulation densities and relatively low rate of technologicalinnovation. The book highlights and contrasts... more...

  • Die Kinder des Prometheusby Hermann Parzinger

    C.H. Beck 2014; US$ 31.72

    Die Geschichte des Menschen ist weit älter als die Erfindung der Schrift: Als der erste Frühmensch schöpferisch tätig wurde und einen Faustkeil formte, begann er zugleich seine Geschichte zu gestalten. Von diesem Zeitpunkt an nahm er unablässig Einfluss auf kulturhistorische und gesellschaftliche Verhältnisse und prägte die Lebensbedingungen während... more...