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  • 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$ 9.99

    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...

  • 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 Randall C. Moore; Mark Decker; Sehoya H. Cotner

    ABC-CLIO 2009; US$ 85.00

    A unique chronology with entries describing the key events in the 3,000-year conflict between religion and science over the explanation and definition of life on Earth. more...

  • I lettori di ossa (I blu) (Italian Edition)by Claudio Tuniz; Richard Gillespie; Cheryl Jones; Telmo Pievani

    Springer 2010; US$ 29.95

    "I lettori di ossa" racconta lo scontro tra scienza e politica nel dibattito sulla preistoria australiana e di altri Paesi dove la presenza dei popoli indigeni rende profondamente politica l?interpretazione del passato. Gli scienziati stanno ricostruendo la preistoria con l?uso di tecnologie sempre pił avanzate mentre i popoli indigeni ne rivendicano... more...

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

    Springer 2010; US$ 139.00

    For the first two thirds of our evolutionary history, we hominins were restricted to Africa. Dating from about two million years ago, hominin fossils first appear in Eurasia. This volume addresses many of the issues surrounding this initial hominin intercontinental dispersal. Why did hominins first leave Africa in the early Pleistocene and not earlier?... more...

  • The Aquatic Ape Hypothesisby Elaine Morgan

    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...

  • 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...

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

    Oxford University Press, USA 2011; US$ 18.99

    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...

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

    Rutgers University Press 2012; US$ 79.00

    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...