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  • Ancestors in Our Genome: The New Science of Human Evolutionby Eugene E. Harris

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 20.99

    In 2001, scientists were finally able to determine the full human genome sequence, and with the discovery began a genomic voyage back in time. Since then, we have sequenced the full genomes of a number of mankind's primate relatives at a remarkable rate. The genomes of the common chimpanzee (2005) and bonobo (2012), orangutan (2011), gorilla (2012),... more...

  • Human Purpose and Transhuman Potentialby Ted Chu

    Origin Press 2014; US$ 14.99

    For millennia, great thinkers have contemplated the meaning and purpose of human existence; but while most assumed that humanity was the end point of creation or the pinnacle of evolution, Ted Chu makes the provocative claim that the human race may in fact be a means rather than an end?that humankind will give rise to evolutionary successors. In this... 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...

  • Chronology of the Evolution-Creationism Controversyby Randy Moore; Mark Decker; Sehoya Cotner

    ABC-CLIO 2009; US$ 85.00

    A unique chronology with entries describing the key events in the 3,000-year conflict between religion and science over the explanation and definition of life on Earth. more...

  • A Companion to Paleoanthropologyby David R. Begun

    Wiley 2012; US$ 205.95

    A Companion to Paleoanthropology presents a compendium of readings from leading scholars in the field that define our current knowledge of the major discoveries and developments in human origins and human evolution, tracing the fossil record from primate and hominid origins to the dispersal of modern humans across the globe. Represents an accessible... more...

  • The Shanidar Neandertalsby Erik Trinkaus

    Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 93.95

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  • Second Natureby Haim Ofek

    Cambridge University Press 2001; US$ 54.00

    Explores how market forces and economics can help answer fundamental questions of human evolution. more...

  • Prehistoryby Chris Gosden

    Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 9.99

    Many of the familiar aspects of modern life are no more than a century or two old, yet our deep social structures and skills were in large measure developed, many millennia ago. This book wonders what the darkest recesses of our past can teach us about our future. 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...

  • Creativity in Human Evolution and Prehistoryby Steven Mithen

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 54.95

    We live in a world surrounded by remarkable cultural achievements of human kind. Almost every day we hear of new innovations in technology, in medicine and in the arts which remind us that humans are capable of remarkable creativity. But what is human creativity? The modern world provides a tiny fraction of cultural diversity and the evidence for human... more...