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  • 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...

  • Landscape of the Mindby John F. Hoffecker

    Columbia University Press 2010; US$ 54.99

    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...

  • 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...

  • Neanderthals in Walesby Stephen Aldhouse-Green; Rick Peterson; Elizabeth A. Walker

    Oxbow Books 2012; US$ 45.00

    The final publication of results of the excavations at Pontnewydd cave in north-east Wales has been eagerly awaited. The site was investigated as part of the Palaeolithic Settlement of Wales Research Programme, which has been responsible for transforming understanding of the nature of human settlement on the very margins of Eurasia by early Neanderthals.... more...

  • A view to a killby G. L. Dusseldorp

    Sidestone Press 2008; US$ 35.00

    The sophistication of Neanderthal behavioural strategies have been the subject of debate from the moment of their recognition as a separate species of hominin in 1856. This book presents a study on Neanderthal foraging prowess. Novel ethnographic and primatological insights, suggest that increasing dependence on high quality foods, such as meat, caused... more...

  • Missing Linksby John Reader

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 25.99

    This is the story of the search for human origins - from the Middle Ages, when questions of the earth's antiquity first began to arise, through to the latest genetic discoveries that show the interrelatedness of all living creatures. Central to the story is the part played by fossils - first, in establishing the age of the Earth; then, following... more...

  • The Improbable Primateby Clive Finlayson

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 20.99

    In this fresh and provocative view of a seven-million-year evolutionary journey, Finlayson demonstrates the radical implications for the interpretation of fossils and technologies and shows that understanding humans within an ecological context provides insights into the emergence and spread of Homo sapiens worldwide. Finlayson argues that environmental... more...

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

    Springer 2014; US$ 129.00

    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...

  • Dynamics of Learning in Neanderthals and Modern Humans Volume 2by Takeru Akazawa; Naomichi Ogihara; Hiroki C Tanabe; Hideaki Terashima

    Springer 2014; US$ 139.00

    This volume is the second of two volumes of proceedings from the International Conference on the Replacement of Neanderthals by Modern Humans, which took place in Tokyo in November 2012. This second volume reports, in four major sections, findings by cultural anthropologists, physical anthropologists, engineering scientists and neurophysiologists,... more...