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Human evolution

  • Australia's Fossil Heritageby The Australian Heritage Council

    CSIRO Publishing 2012; US$ 62.95

    A detailed examination of Australia's fossil heritage revealing the richness and diversity of Australia's prehistory. more...

  • An Introduction to Human Evolutionary Anatomyby Leslie Aiello; Christopher Dean; Joanna Cameron

    Elsevier Science 1990; US$ 72.95

    An anthropologist and an anatomist have combined their skills in this book to provide students and research workers with the essentials of anatomy and the means to apply these to investigations into hominid form and function. Using basic principles and relevant bones, conclusions can be reached regarding the probable musculature, stance, brain size,... more...

  • Neanderthals in Walesby Stephen Aldhouse-Green; Rick Peterson; Elizabeth A. Walker

    Oxbow Books 2012; US$ 45.00

    The final publication of results of the excavations at Pontnewydd cave in north-east Wales has been eagerly awaited. The site was investigated as part of the Palaeolithic Settlement of Wales Research Programme, which has been responsible for transforming understanding of the nature of human settlement on the very margins of Eurasia by early Neanderthals.... more...

  • The Neanderthal's Necklaceby Juan Luis Arsuaga; Andy Klatt

    Basic Books 2009; US$ 15.00

    The Neanderthals provide a surprising mirror for modern-day humanity. They belonged to our evolutionary group and lived like the Cro-Magnons, our ancestors, did ? worshipping, socializing, and hunting. The struggle between Neanderthals and Cro-Magnons lasted thousands of years. The Cro-Magnons were not biologically fit for extreme cold weather, but... more...

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

    Wiley 2011; US$ 205.95

    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...

  • Homo Mysteriousby David P. Barash

    Oxford University Press, USA 2012; US$ 20.99

    For all that science knows about the living world, notes David P. Barash, there are even more things that we don't know, genuine evolutionary mysteries that perplex the best minds in biology. Paradoxically, many of these mysteries are very close to home, involving some of the most personal aspects of being human.Homo Mysterious examines a number... more...

  • How Women Got Their Curves and Other Just-So Storiesby David P Barash; Judith Eve cor

    Columbia University Press 2009; US$ 24.99

    So how did women get their curves? Why do they have breasts, while other mammals only develop breast tissue while lactating, and why do women menstruate, when virtually no other beings do so? What are the reasons for female orgasm? Why are human females kept in the dark about their own time of ovulation and maximum fertility, and why are they... 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...

  • Evolution, Creationism, and the Battle to Control America's Classroomsby Michael Berkman; Eric Plutzer

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 24.00

    Shows that it is individual educators who often make critical decisions about what children are taught about evolution. more...

  • Human Evolutionby H. James Birx

    Charles C Thomas 1988; US$ 57.95

    A life-long preoccupation with the past as geologist, paleontologist, archeologist, or interdisciplinary evolutionist inevitably leads to a heightened sense of time and a realization of the changes that are possible on this planet throughout the ages. No one who has pondered those consequences of time and change can doubt that evolution has occurred... more...