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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Genetic Nature/Cultureby Prof. Alan H. Goodman; Prof. Deborah Heath; Prof. M. Susan Lindee

    University of California Press 2003; US$ 15.95

    The so-called science wars pit science against culture, and nowhere is the struggle more contentious?or more fraught with paradox?than in the burgeoning realm of genetics. A constructive response, and a welcome intervention, this volume brings together biological and cultural anthropologists to conduct an interdisciplinary dialogue that provokes and... more...

  • 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...

  • Principles of Human Evolutionby Robert Andrew Foley; Roger Lewin

    Wiley 2013; US$ 138.95

    Principles of Human Evolution presents an in-depth introduction to paleoanthropology and the study of human evolution. Focusing on the fundamentals of evolutionary theory and how these apply to ecological, molecular genetic, paleontological and archeological approaches to important questions in the field, this timely textbook will help students gain... more...

  • Creativity in Human Evolution and Prehistoryby Steven Mithen

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 48.95

    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...

  • Women In Human Evolutionby Lori Hager

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 46.95

    This history of the feminist critique of science, is of profound significance and will be of interest to all those who work in the fields of anthropology, archaeology, paleontology, and human biology. more...

  • In Search of Human Natureby Mary E. Clark

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 44.95

    In this magisterial new work, biologist Mary Clark argues that the Western view of human nature is built around highly atomistic and ideological framework that encourages us to think about the world and ourselves in the wrong way. more...

  • Neanderthals and Modern Humansby Clive Finlayson

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 36.00

    Provides evidence that climate change drove Neanderthal extinction, not competition with our own ancestors. more...