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

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 108.00 US$ 88.56

    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$ 88.95 US$ 77.09

    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...

  • Human Brain Evolutionby Stephen Cunnane; Kathlyn Stewart

    Wiley 2010; US$ 164.95 US$ 142.96

    The evolution of the human brain and cognitive ability is one of the central themes of physical/biological anthropology. This book discusses the emergence of human cognition at a conceptual level, describing it as a process of long adaptive stasis interrupted by short periods of cognitive advance. These advances were not linear and directed, but were... more...

  • The Evolving Femaleby Mary Ellen Morbeck; Alison Galloway; Adrienne Zihlman

    Princeton University Press 1996; US$ 55.00 US$ 44.00

    A human female is born, lives her life, and dies within the space of a few decades, but the shape of her life has been strongly influenced by 50 million years of primate evolution and more than 100 million years of mammalian evolution. How the individual female plays out the stages of her life--from infancy, through the reproductive period, to old... more...

  • Human Evolution and the Origins of Hierarchiesby Benoît Dubreuil

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 37.00 US$ 30.34

    Benoît Dubreuil offers a naturalist account of the creation and destruction of hierarchies in human evolution. more...

  • Almost Chimpanzeeby Jon Cohen

    Henry Holt and Co. 2010; US$ 7.39

    The captivating story of how a band of scientists has redrawn the genetic and behavioral lines that separate humans from our nearest cousins In the fall of 2005, a band of researchers cracked the code of the chimpanzee genome and provided a startling new window into the differences between humans and our closest primate cousins. For the past several... more...

  • Bones of Contentionby Marvin L. Lubenow

    Baker Publishing Group 2004; US$ 28.00

    Seeking to disprove the theory of human evolution, the author examines the fossils of the so-called "ape men." more...

  • Written in Stoneby Brian Switek

    Icon Books Ltd 2011; US$ 9.99

    The first book on the hunt for evolution?s ?missing links? over the last three decades ? and what palaeontologists? findings mean for our place on earth. more...

  • The Rhythms Of Lifeby Leon Kreitzman; Russell Foster

    Profile Books 2011; US$ 13.31

    Popular science at its most exciting: the breaking new world of chronobiology - understanding the rhythm of life in humans and all plants and animals. The entire natural world is full of rhythms. The early bird catches the worm -and migrates to an internal calendar. Dormice hibernate away the winter. Plants open and close their flowers at the same... more...