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  • Neanderthals Revisitedby Katerina Harvati; Terry Harrison

    Springer 2007; US$ 129.00

    Presents research by leading scientists re-examining the major debates in Neanderthal research with the use of methods and theoretical approaches. This book addresses topics that include the re-evaluation of Neanderthal anatomy, inferred adaptations and habitual activities, developmental patterns, phylogenetic relationships, and more. more...

  • Hominin Environments in the East African Plioceneby RenÚ Bobe; Zeresenay Alemseged; Anna K. Behrensmeyer

    Springer 2007; US$ 129.00

    This volume brings together faunal analysts working at many sites spanning the East African Pliocene. Although most chapters focus on the vertebrate fauna of particular localities, authors take a broad approach that seeks to compare paleoenvironmental and paleoecological patterns across localities and among various taxonomic groups. This volume aims... 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$ 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 Randy Moore; Mark Decker; Sehoya Cotner

    ABC-CLIO 2009; US$ 94.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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 pi¨ avanzate mentre i popoli indigeni ne rivendicano... more...

  • Der Mensch - Evolution, Natur und Kulturby Jochen Oehler

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2010; US$ 29.99

    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, ństhetische oder auch politische Fragen zu klńren. Namhafte Natur- und Geisteswissenschaftler zeigen in dem Band die M÷glichkeiten... 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...