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

    Springer Netherlands 2010; US$ 139.00

    This book examines the first expansion of hominins from Africa into Eurasia, two million years ago. Experts address such questions as Why did hominins not disperse earlier? Was there more than one dispersal? Did other mammal species move northward as well? 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, ästhetische oder auch politische Fragen zu klären. Namhafte Natur- und Geisteswissenschaftler zeigen in dem Band die Möglichkeiten... 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...

  • 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...

  • Der Geburtenrückgang in Indonesienby Carolin Rudolf

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2010; US$ 59.99

    Der seit über 40 Jahren anhaltende Trend in Indonesien zu immer niedrigeren Geburtenraten lenkt die Aufmerksamkeit der DemografInnen auf sich. Einen neuen methodischen Zugang wählt Carolin Rudolf, die den Geburtenrückgang anhand eines von ihr entwickelten Erklärungsmodells, basierend auf dem ?Value of Children?-Ansatz, untersucht. Danach ist für den... 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...

  • 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...

  • The Scars of Evolutionby Elaine Morgan

    Souvenir Press 2012; US$ 12.99

    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, to... more...

  • Landscape of the Mindby John F. Hoffecker

    Columbia University Press 2010; US$ 59.99

    John F. Hoffecker explores the origin and growth of the mind, drawing on information from the human fossil record, archaeology, and history. Hoffecker argues that, as an indirect result of bipedal locomotion, early humans developed a feedback relationship among their hands, brains, and tools, evolving the capacity to externalize thoughts in the form... 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...