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Human evolution

  • The 10,000 Year Explosionby Gregory Cochran; Henry Harpending

    Basic Books 2009; US$ 16.95

    Two leading researchers make the controversial argument that our species is still measurably evolving in important ways—in fact, faster than ever before. more...

  • Almost Chimpanzeeby Jon Cohen

    Henry Holt and Co. 2010; US$ 18.99

    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...

  • 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...

  • Anthropological Geneticsby Michael H. Crawford

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 68.00

    Volume detailing the effects of the molecular revolution on anthropological genetics and how it redefined the field. more...

  • 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...

  • The Aquatic Ape Hypothesisby Elaine Morgan

    Souvenir Press 2011; US$ 14.57

    Why do humans differ from other primates? What do those differences tell us about human evolution? Elaine Morgan gives a revolutionary hypothesis that explains our anatomic anomalies--why we walk on two legs, why we are covered in fat, why we can control our rate of breathing? The answers point to one conclusion: millions of years ago our ancestors... more...

  • Ardipithecus kadabbaby Yohannes Haile-Selassie; Giday WoldeGabriel

    University of California Press 2009; US$ 64.00

    The second volume in a series dedicated to fossil discoveries made in the Afar region of Ethiopia, this work contains the definitive description of the geological context and paleoenvironment of the early hominid Ardipithecus kadabba. This research by an international team describes Middle Awash late Miocene faunal assemblages recovered from sediments... more...

  • 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...

  • The Australopithecine Faceby Yoel Rak

    Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 31.95

    The Australopithecine Face more...

  • Before the Dawnby Nicholas Wade

    Penguin Group US 2007; US$ 16.00

    Nicholas Wade?s articles are a major reason why the science section has become the most popular, nationwide, in the New York Times . In his groundbreaking Before the Dawn , Wade reveals humanity?s origins as never before?a journey made possible only recently by genetic science, whose incredible findings have answered such questions as: What was the... more...