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  • The Skull of Australopithecus afarensisby William H. Kimbel; Yoel Rak; Donald C. Johanson; Ralph L. Holloway; Michael S. Yuan

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 249.99

    The book is the most in-depth account of the fossil skull anatomy and evolutionary significance of the 3.6-3.0 million year old early human species Australopithecus afarensis . Knowledge of this species is pivotal to understanding early human evolution, because 1) the sample of fossil remains of A. afarensis is among the most extensive for any early... more...

  • Deep Ancestryby Spencer Wells

    National Geographic Society 2007; US$ 12.95

    Travel backward through time from today's scattered billions to the handful of early humans who lived in Africa 60,000 years ago and are ancestors to us all. In Deep Ancestry , scientist and National Geographic explorer Spencer Wells shows how tiny genetic changes add up over time into a fascinating story. Using scores of real-life examples, helpful... more...

  • Bones, Stones and Moleculesby David W. Cameron; Colin P. Groves

    Elsevier Science 2004; US$ 57.95

    Bones, Stones and Molecules provides some of the best evidence for resolving the debate between the two hypotheses of human origins. The debate between the 'Out of Africa' model and the 'Multiregional' hypothesis is examined through the functional and developmental processes associated with the evolution of the human skull and face and focuses on... more...

  • Anthropological Geneticsby Michael H. Crawford

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 72.00

    Volume detailing the effects of the molecular revolution on anthropological genetics and how it redefined the field. more...

  • Origins and Revolutionsby Clive Gamble

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 32.00

    A theoretically innovative work charting the prehistory of innovations essential for every student and scholar of prehistory. more...

  • Neanderthals Revisitedby Katerina Harvati; Terry Harrison

    Springer Netherlands 2007; US$ 129.00

    Recent years have witnessed exciting and important scientific breakthroughs in the study of Neanderthals and their place in human evolution which have transformed our appreciation of this group?s paleobiology and evolution. This volume presents cutting-edge research by leading scientists re-examining the major debates in Neanderthal research with... more...

  • Rethinking Evolution in the Museumby Monique Scott

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 45.95

    Rethinking Evolution in the Museum explores the ways diverse natural history museum audiences imagine their evolutionary heritage. In particular, the book considers how the meanings constructed by audiences of museum exhibitions are a product of dynamic interplay between museum iconography and powerful images museum visitors bring with them to the... more...

  • Medicine and Evolutionby Sarah Elton; Paul O'Higgins

    CRC Press 2008; US$ 167.95

    Can an evolutionary perspective be integrated in day-to-day practice and is it of value in medical education and training? If so, when and how? Highlighting exciting areas of research into the evolutionary basis of health and disease, Medicine and Evolution: Current Applications and Future Prospects answers these questions and more. It draws on... more...

  • Lucy's Legacyby Donald Dr Johanson; Kate Wong

    Crown/Archetype 2009; US$ 15.00

    ? Booklist (starred review) Praise for Donald C. Johanson Lucy: The Beginnings of Humankind ?A fascinating, candid, and scientifically reliable account of one of the most compelling scientific investigations ever undertaken?the effort to understand how human beings evolved.? ? New York Times ?A glorious success . . . The science... more...

  • The Neanderthalsby Stephanie Muller; Friedemann Shrenk

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 39.95

    The Neanderthal is among the most mysterious relatives of Homo sapiens: Was he a dull, club-swinging muscleman, or a being with developed social behaviour and the ability to speak, to plan precisely, and even to develop views on the afterlife? For many, the Neanderthals are an example of primitive humans, but new discoveries suggest that this... more...