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  • Hominin Environments in the East African Plioceneby René 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Paleobiology of Australopithecusby Kaye E. Reed; John G. Fleagle; Richard E. Leakey

    Springer 2013; US$ 139.00

    Australopithecus species have been the topic of much debate in palaeoanthropology since Raymond Dart described the first species, Australopithecus africanus, in 1925. This volume synthesizes the geological and paleontological context of the species in East and South Africa; covers individual sites, such as Dikika, Hadar, Sterkfontein,... more...

  • Sex, Genes & Rock 'n' Rollby Rob Brooks

    University of New Hampshire Press 2012; US$ 18.99

    An evolutionary biologist looks at diverse environmental and social problems to show how the basic evolutionary imperative of survival and adaptation shapes our world more...

  • A Companion to Paleoanthropologyby David R. Begun

    Wiley 2012; US$ 205.95

    A Companion to Paleoanthropology presents a compendium of readings from leading scholars in the field that define our current knowledge of the major discoveries and developments in human origins and human evolution, tracing the fossil record from primate and hominid origins to the dispersal of modern humans across the globe. Represents an accessible... more...