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Human evolution

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  • Your Body - The Fish That Evolvedby Keith Harrison

    John Blake Publishing 2007; US$ 13.58

    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$ 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...

  • Evolution fur Dummiesby Greg Krukonis; Tracy Barr; Susanne Katharina Hemschemeier

    Wiley 2013; US$ 17.50

    Von Ihrem Körperbau bis zu Ihrem Verhalten bei der Partnerwahl - all Ihre vererbbaren Eigenschaften sind wie bei sämtlichen Lebewesen dieser Erde durch die Evolution bestimmt. Aber was ist Evolution überhaupt? Was treibt sie an? Greg Krukonis und Tracy Barr nehmen Sie mit auf eine spannende Reise durch die Geschichte der Evolution -... more...

  • Reflections Of Our Pastby John H Relethford

    Westview Press 2008; US$ 38.00

    An accessible and absorbing examination of how the genes of living people reveal the history of humankind, from the origins of humans 6 million years ago to the present 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...

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

    Wiley 2013; US$ 129.95

    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... 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...

  • 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...