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  • Why Is the Penis Shaped Like That?by Jesse Bering

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2012; US$ 16.99

    Why do testicles hang the way they do? Is there an adaptive function to the female orgasm? What does it feel like to want to kill yourself? Does "free will" really exist? And why is the penis shaped like that anyway? In Why Is the Penis Shaped Like That? , the research psychologist and award-winning columnist Jesse Bering features more than... more...

  • The Storytelling Animalby Jonathan Gottschall

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2012; US$ 14.03

    A provocative young scholar gives us the first book on the new science of storytelling: the latest thinking on why we tell stories, what stories reveal about human nature, what makes a story transporting, which plots and themes are universal, and what it means to have a storytelling brain?what are the implications for how we process information and... more...

  • Quaternary Environmental Change in Southern Africaby Jasper Knight; Stefan W. Grab

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 124.00 US$ 101.68

    Provides a benchmark study of southern African landscape evolution during the Quaternary, for researchers, professionals and policymakers. more...

  • The Cultural Nature of Human Developmentby Barbara Rogoff

    Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 20.99 US$ 18.05

    The Cultural Nature of Human Development presents an account of human development that looks at both the differences and similarities among cultures. Beyond demonstrating that "culture matters," Rogoff focuses on how culture matters in human development--what patterns help make sense of the cultural aspects of human development? Rogoff integrates... more...

  • Your Inner Fishby Neil Shubin

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 16.00

    Details on a Major New Discovery included in a New Afterword Why do we look the way we do? Neil Shubin, the paleontologist and professor of anatomy who co-discovered Tiktaalik , the ?fish with hands,? tells the story of our bodies as you've never heard it before. By examining fossils and DNA, he shows us that our hands actually resemble fish fins,... more...

  • Why Sex Mattersby Bobbi S. Low

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 35.00 US$ 28.00

    Why are men, like other primate males, usually the aggressors and risk takers? Why do women typically have fewer sexual partners? In Why Sex Matters , Bobbi Low ranges from ancient Rome to modern America, from the Amazon to the Arctic, and from single-celled organisms to international politics, to show that these and many other questions about human... more...

  • Knowledge Sharedby Edward T. Jackson; Yusuf Kassam

    International Development Research Centre 1998; US$ 30.00

    This book presents leading-edge analysis on the theory and practice of participatory evaluation around the world. With its instructive case studies from Bangladesh, El Salvador, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Mexico, Nepal, and St Vincent, the book is a guide to a community-based approach to evaluation that is at once a learning process, a means of... more...

  • The Biological Roots of Human Natureby Timothy H. Goldsmith

    Oxford University Press 1995; US$ 29.95 US$ 25.76

    This treatise explores the relevance of biological evolution to the study of behaviour. It argues that the study of human social behaviour must take into consideration the physiology, biochemistry and social mechanisms of behaviour, in addition to the evolution of behavioural traits. more...

  • Intelligent Thoughtby John Brockman

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 15.95

    Evolutionary science lies at the heart of a modern understanding of the natural world. Darwin?s theory has withstood 150 years of scientific scrutiny, and today it not only explains the origin and design of living things, but highlights the importance of a scientific understanding in our culture and in our lives. Recently the movement known as ?Intelligent... more...

  • Prebiotic Evolution and Astrobiologyby J. Tze-Fei Wong; Antonio Lazcano

    Landes Bioscience 2009; US$ 69.00

    With the accelerating pace of genomic analysis and space exploration, the field of prebiotic evolution and astrobiology is poised for a century of unprecedented advances ahead, and there is a need for textbooks for students. The authors of this book, aware of the difficulty of covering the multifaceted subject by any single author, have decided to... more...