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Human evolution

  • We Are Amphibiansby R. S. Deese

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 49.95

    We Are Amphibians tells the fascinating story of two brothers who changed the way we think about the future of our species. As a pioneering biologist and conservationist, Julian Huxley helped advance the "modern synthesis" in evolutionary biology and played a pivotal role in founding UNESCO and the World Wildlife Fund. His argument that we must accept... more...

  • Die Kinder des Prometheusby Hermann Parzinger

    C.H. Beck 2014; US$ 35.27

    Die Geschichte des Menschen ist weit älter als die Erfindung der Schrift: Als der erste Frühmensch schöpferisch tätig wurde und einen Faustkeil formte, begann er zugleich seine Geschichte zu gestalten. Von diesem Zeitpunkt an nahm er unablässig Einfluss auf kulturhistorische und gesellschaftliche Verhältnisse und prägte die Lebensbedingungen während... more...

  • Thin on the Groundby Steven E. Churchill

    Wiley 2014; US$ 149.95

    Thin on the Ground: Neandertal Biology, Archeology and Ecology  synthesizes the current knowledge about our sister species the Neandertals, combining data from a variety of disciplines to reach a cohesive theory behind Neandertal low population densities and relatively low rate of technological innovation. The book highlights... more...

  • Ancestors in Our Genome: The New Science of Human Evolutionby Eugene E. Harris

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 20.99

    In 2001, scientists were finally able to determine the full human genome sequence, and with the discovery began a genomic voyage back in time. Since then, we have sequenced the full genomes of a number of mankind's primate relatives at a remarkable rate. The genomes of the common chimpanzee (2005) and bonobo (2012), orangutan (2011), gorilla (2012),... more...

  • The Australopithecine Faceby Yoel Rak

    Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 31.95

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  • The Shanidar Neandertalsby Erik Trinkaus

    Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 93.95

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  • Applied Evolutionary Anthropologyby Mhairi A. Gibson; David W. Lawson

    Springer 2014; US$ 129.00

    As a species, we are currently experiencing dramatic shifts in our lifestyle, family structure, health, and global contact. Evolutionary Anthropology provides a powerful theoretical framework to study such changes, revealing how current environments and legacies of past selection shape human diversity. This book is the first major review of the emerging... more...

  • Human Purpose and Transhuman Potentialby Ted Chu

    Origin Press 2014; US$ 14.99

    For millennia, great thinkers have contemplated the meaning and purpose of human existence; but while most assumed that humanity was the end point of creation or the pinnacle of evolution, Ted Chu makes the provocative claim that the human race may in fact be a means rather than an end?that humankind will give rise to evolutionary successors. In this... more...

  • Neanderthal Manby Svante Pääbo

    Basic Books 2014; US$ 27.99

    A preeminent geneticist hunts the Neanderthal genome to answer the biggest question of them all: what does it mean to be human? What can we learn from the genes of our closest evolutionary relatives? Neanderthal Man tells the story of geneticist Svante Pääbo?s mission to answer that question, beginning with the study of DNA in Egyptian mummies... more...

  • The Improbable Primateby Clive Finlayson

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 20.99

    In this fresh and provocative view of a seven-million-year evolutionary journey, Finlayson demonstrates the radical implications for the interpretation of fossils and technologies and shows that understanding humans within an ecological context provides insights into the emergence and spread of Homo sapiens worldwide. Finlayson argues that environmental... more...