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Human evolution

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  • Lucy's Legacyby Donald Dr Johanson; Kate Wong

    Crown Publishing Group 2009; US$ 15.00

    ?Lucy is a 3.2-million-year-old skeleton who has become the spokeswoman for human evolution. She is perhaps the best known and most studied fossil hominid of the twentieth century, the benchmark by which other discoveries of human ancestors are judged.? ? From Lucy?s Legacy In his New York Times bestseller, Lucy: The Beginnings of Humankind,... more...

  • The World from Beginnings to 4000 BCEby Ian Tattersall

    Oxford University Press, USA 2008; US$ 18.99

    To be human is to be curious. And one of the things we are most curious about is how we came to be who we are--how we evolved over millions of years to become creatures capable of inquiring into our own evolution. In this lively and readable introduction, renowned anthropologist Ian Tattersall thoroughly examines both the fossil and archeological records... more...

  • Evolution of the Human Dietby Peter S. Ungar

    Oxford University Press, USA 2006; US$ 59.99

    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 Linkby Colin Tudge; Josh Young

    Little, Brown and Company 2009; US$ 12.99

    For more than a century, scientists have raced to unravel the human family tree and have grappled with its complications. Now, with an astonishing new discovery, everything we thought we knew about primate origins could change. Lying inside a high-security vault, deep within the heart of one of the world's leading natural history museums, is the scientific... more...

  • The Humans Who Went Extinctby Clive Finlayson

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 15.99

    Just 28,000 years ago, the blink of an eye in geological time, the last of Neanderthals died out in their last outpost, in caves near Gibraltar. Thanks to cartoons and folk accounts we have a distorted view of these other humans - for that is what they were. We think of them as crude and clumsy and not very bright, easily driven to extinction by the... more...

  • The Leakeysby Mary Bowman-Kruhm

    ABC-CLIO 2005; US$ 45.00

    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,... more...

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

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 102.00

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

  • Why Sex Mattersby Bobbi S. Low

    Princeton University Press 2001; US$ 45.00

    Why are men, like other primate males, usually the aggressors and risk takers? Why do women typically have fewer sexual partners? Why is killing infants routine in some cultures, but forbidden in others? Why is incest everywhere taboo? Bobbi Low ranges from ancient Rome to modern America, from the Amazon to the Arctic, and from single-celled organisms... 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...

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

    Princeton University Press 1996; US$ 55.00

    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...