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  • Hominin Environments in the East African Plioceneby René Bobe; Zeresenay Alemseged; Anna K. Behrensmeyer

    Springer Netherlands 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...

  • The World from Beginnings to 4000 BCEby Ian Tattersall

    Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 13.99

    In this lively and readable introduction, renowned anthropologist Ian Tattersall thoroughly examines both fossil and archaeological records to trace human evolution from the earliest beginnings of our zoological family, Hominidae, through the appearance of Homo sapiens to the Agricultural Revolution. more...

  • The People's Peking Manby Sigrid Schmalzer

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 27.50

    In the 1920s an international team of scientists and miners unearthed the richest evidence of human evolution the world had ever seen: Peking Man. After the communist revolution of 1949, Peking Man became a prominent figure in the movement to bring science to the people. In a new state with twin goals of crushing ?superstition? and establishing... more...

  • Evolution of the Human Dietby Peter S. Ungar

    Oxford University Press, USA 2006; US$ 64.99

    I. Introduction. 1. Early Hominin Diets: Overview and Historical Perspectives, Alan Walker. 2. Whose Diet? An Introduction to the Hominin Fossil Record, Amanda G. Henry and Bernard Wood. II. The Hominin Fossil Record. 3. The Evolution of the Hominin Diet from a Dental Functional Perspective, Peter W. Lucas. 4. Dental Functional Morphology: The Known,... more...

  • The First Humansby Frederick E. Grine; John G Fleagle; Richard E. Leakey

    Springer Netherlands 2009; US$ 129.00

    This volume addresses the origin of the human genus Homo, a major transition in human evolution and associated with major changes in brain size, locomotion, and culture, but one with many unanswered questions. more...

  • Homo erectusby W. Henry Gilbert; Berhane Asfaw

    University of California Press 2009; US$ 85.00

    This volume, the first in a series devoted to the paleoanthropological resources of the Middle Awash Valley of Ethiopia, studies Homo erectus, a close relative of Homo sapiens. Written by a team of highly regarded scholars, this book provides the first detailed descriptions, photographs, and analysis of the fossil vertebrates?from elephants and... more...

  • Leakeys, The: A Biographyby Mary Bowman-Kruhm

    ABC-CLIO 2005; US$ 35.00

    Three generations of Leakeys have dug in East Africa for fossil evidence that answers questions about human origins. Louis and Mary, husband and wife, began what would turn into decades of research and fieldwork, often disproving common theories and beliefs of the time. Son Richard followed in his parents' foot steps, along with his wife Meave, and... more...

  • The Evolutionary Biology of Human Body Fatnessby Jonathan C. K. Wells

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 108.00

    Integrates medical and evolutionary data on the role of body fat in human biology, including the current obesity epidemic. more...

  • The Emergence of Humansby Patricia J. Ash; David J. Robinson

    Wiley 2011; US$ 219.95

    The Emergence of Humans is an accessible, informative introduction to the scientific study of human evolution. It takes the reader through time following the emergence of the modern human species Homo sapiens from primate roots. Acknowledging the controversy surrounding the interpretation of the fossil record, the authors present a balanced approach... more...

  • Quarry Closing In On the Missing Linkby Noel T. Boaz

    Free Press 2010; US$ 18.95

    A leading anthropologist's twenty-year quest in northern and eastern Africa shows how findings from a variety of fields contribute to a holistic picture of human evolution and provide a context for understanding today's problems. more...