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Human evolution

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  • The Descent of Womanby Elaine Morgan

    Souvenir Press 2011; US$ 13.11

    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...

  • Encyclopedia of Human Evolution and Prehistoryby Eric Delson; Ian Tattersall; John Van Couvering; Alison S. Brooks

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 335.00

    Praise for the first edition: "The most up-to-date and wide-ranging encyclopedia work on human evolution available."--American Reference Books Annual "For student, researcher, and teacher...the most complete source of basic information on the subject."--Nature "A comprehensive and authoritative source, filling a unique niche...essential to academic... more...

  • Genetic Geographiesby Catherine Nash

    University of Minnesota Press 2015; Not Available

    What might be wrong with genetic accounts of personal or shared ancestry and origins? Genetic studies are often presented as valuable ways of understanding where we come from and how people are related. In Genetic Geographies , Catherine Nash pursues their troubling implications for our perception of sexual and national, as well as racial, difference.... more...

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

    Rutgers University Press 2012; US$ 29.95

    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...

  • Homo Sapiens, A Problematic Speciesby Mia Gosselin

    UPA 2014; US$ 34.99

    This book evaluates the Western conception of man. After having examined primitive thought in which Nature comprises everything that exists, including man, the author explains why in Western thought man is usually not only different from Nature, but opposed to it, which may have grave consequences to Nature?s fate. more...

  • How To Think Like a Neandertalby Thomas Wynn; Frederick L. Coolidge

    Oxford University Press, USA 2011; US$ 12.99

    There have been many books, movies, and even TV commercials featuring Neandertals--some serious, some comical. But what was it really like to be a Neandertal? How were their lives similar to or different from ours? In How to Think Like a Neandertal, archaeologist Thomas Wynn and psychologist Frederick L. Coolidge team up to provide a brilliant account... more...

  • Human Evolutionby Roger Lewin

    Wiley 2009; US$ 90.00

    The brief length and focused coverage of Human Evolution: An Illustrated Introduction have made this best-selling textbook the ideal complement to any biology or anthropology course in which human evolution is taught. The text places human evolution in the context of humans as animals, while also showing the physical context of human evolution, including... more...

  • Human Evolutionby Camilo J. Cela-Conde; Francisco J. Ayala

    Oxford University Press, UK 2007; US$ 35.00

    This book is intended as a comprehensive overview of hominid evolution, synthesising data and approaches from physical anthropology, genetics, archaeology, psychology and philosophy. Human evolution courses are now widespread and this book has the potential to satisfy the requirements of most, particularly at the advanced undergraduate and graduate... more...

  • Human Evolutionby Bernard Wood

    Oxford University Press, UK 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. - ;This Very Short Introduction traces the history of paleoanthropology... more...

  • Human Origins and Environmental Backgroundsby Hidemi Ishida; Russell Tuttle; Martin Pickford; Naomichi Ogihara; Masato Nakatsukasa

    Springer US 2006; US$ 289.00

    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...