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  • Animal Actsby Jennifer Ham; Matthew Senior

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 41.95

    Animal Acts records the history of the fluctuating boundary between animals and humans as expressed in literary, philosophical and scientific texts, as well as visual arts and historical practices such as dissection, circus acts, the hunt and zoos. The essays document a persistent return of animality, a becoming animal that has always existed within... more...

  • Man's Place in Nature, 1863by Thomas Henry Huxley

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 400.00

    Huxley was one of the first adherents to Darwin's theory of evolution by natural selection and advanced its acceptance by scientists and the public. Man's Place in Nature was explicitly directed against Richard Owen, who had claimed that there were distinct differences between human brains and those of apes. Huxley demonstrated that ape and human... more...

  • What It Means to Be 98% Chimpanzeeby Jonathan Marks

    University of California Press 2002; US$ 12.95

    The overwhelming similarity of human and ape genes is one of the best-known facts of modern genetic sciencenm. But what does this similarity mean? Does it, as many have suggested, have profound implications for understanding human nature? Well-known molecular anthropologist Jonathan Marks uses the human-versus-ape controversy as a jumping-off point... more...

  • Not a Chimpby Jeremy Taylor

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 13.99

    Humans are primates, and our closest relatives are the other African apes - chimpanzees closest of all. With the mapping of the human genome, and that of the chimp, a direct comparison of the differences between the two, letter by letter along the billions of As, Gs, Cs, and Ts of the DNA code, has led to the widely vaunted claim that we differ from... more...

  • Babel's Dawnby Edmund Blair Bolles

    Counterpoint 2011; US$ 25.00

    Babel?s Dawn is a saga covering six million years. Like a walk through a natural history museum, Bolles demonstrates how members of the human lineage came to speak. Beginning with a scene of the last common ancestor ignoring a bird as it flies by, he guides us through generations, illuminating how it became possible for two Homo sapiens to not... more...

  • The Hunt for the Dawn Monkeyby Christopher Beard

    University of California Press 2004; US$ 26.95

    Taking us back roughly 45 million years into the Eocene, "the dawn of recent life," Chris Beard, a world-renowned expert on the primate fossil record, offers a tantalizing new perspective on our deepest evolutionary roots. In a fast-paced narrative full of vivid stories from the field, he reconstructs our extended family tree, showing that the first... more...

  • A Companion to Biological Anthropologyby Clark Spencer Larsen

    Wiley 2010; US$ 213.95

    An extensive overview of the rapidly growing field of biological anthropology; chapters are written by leading scholars who have themselves played a major role in shaping the direction and scope of the discipline. Extensive overview of the rapidly growing field of biological anthropology Larsen has created a who’s who of biological anthropology,... more...

  • Dynamics in Human and Primate Societiesby Timothy A. Kohler; George G. Gumerman

    Oxford University Press, USA 2000; US$ 74.99

    Preface. 1. Putting Social Sciences Together Again: An Introduction to the Volume, Timothy A. Kohler. 2. Nonlinear and Synthetic Models for Primate Societies, Irenaeus J. A. te Boekhorst and Charlotte K. Hemelrijk. 3. The Evolution of Cooperation in an Ecological Context: An Agent-Based Model, John W. Pepper and Barbara B. Smuts. 4. Evolution of Interference,... more...

  • Man's Place in Natureby Thomas H. Huxley; Stephen Jay Gould

    Random House Publishing Group 2012; US$ 15.00

    Thomas H. Huxley was one of the first supporters of Charles Darwin?s theory of evolution by natural selection, and he did more than any other writer to advance its acceptance among scientists and nonscientists alike. His most famous book, Man?s Place in Nature , published only five years after Darwin?s The Origin of Species , offers a compelling... more...

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