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  • Applied Evolutionary Anthropologyby Mhairi A. Gibson; David W. Lawson

    Springer New York 2014; US$ 97.97

    As a species, we are currently experiencing dramatic shifts in our lifestyle, family structure, health, and global contact. Evolutionary Anthropology provides a powerful theoretical framework to study such changes, revealing how current environments and legacies of past selection shape human diversity. This book is the first major review of the emerging... more...

  • Ancestors in Our Genomeby Eugene E. Harris

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 29.95 US$ 25.76

    An up-to-date account of the evolution of the human genome amongst the primate group, written from the perspective of population genetics. more...

  • The Shanidar Neandertalsby Erik Trinkaus

    Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 93.95

    The Shanidar Neandertals describes the functional morphology of the Neanderthals and their place in human evolution based on a paleontological study of fossils discovered at Shanidar Cave in northeastern Iraq. Functional interpretations are provided that describe and discuss the individual fossils. The phylogenetic implications of the Shanidar specimens... more...

  • Homo Sapiens, A Problematic Speciesby Mia Gosselin

    UPA 2014; US$ 36.99

    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...

  • 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...

  • Debating Humankind's Place in Nature, 1860-2000by Richard Delisle

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 111.95

    This text, the only one of its kind on the market, surveys the development of the field of human evolution from its inception through today. It provides students with a broad contrast enabling them to fully understand the value and role of current paleoanthropological research. Features: An historical approach - Establishes for students the nature... more...

  • The Neanderthal Legacyby Paul A. Mellars

    Princeton University Press 1995; US$ 39.95 US$ 31.96

    The Neanderthals populated western Europe from nearly 250,000 to 30,000 years ago when they disappeared from the archaeological record. In turn, populations of anatomically modern humans, Homo sapiens, came to dominate the area. Seeking to understand the nature of this replacement, which has become a hotly debated issue, Paul Mellars brings together... more...

  • Second Natureby Haim Ofek

    Cambridge University Press 2001; US$ 66.00 US$ 54.12

    This book explores how market forces and economics can help answer fundamental questions of human evolution. more...

  • Women In Human Evolutionby Lori Hager

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 46.95

    This volume, the first of it's kind, examines the role of women paleontologists and archaeologists in a field traditionally dominated by men. Women researchers in this field, have questioned many of the assumptions and developmental scenarios advanced by male scientists. As a result of such efforts, women have forged a more central role in models of... more...

  • In Search of Human Natureby Mary E. Clark

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 44.95

    Human Nature offers a wide-ranging and holistic view of human nature from all perspectives: scientific, historical, and sociological. Mary Clark takes the most recent data from a dozen or more fields, and works it together with clarifying anecdotes and thought-provoking images to challenge conventional Western beliefs with hopeful new insights. Balancing... more...