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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 Scars of Evolutionby Elaine Morgan

    Souvenir Press 2012; US$ 13.11

    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...