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  • The Scars of Evolutionby Elaine Morgan

    Souvenir Press 2012; US$ 12.95

    In this lively and controversial book, Elaine Morgan presents a challenging interpretation to the question of human evolution. With brilliant logic she argues that our hominid ancestors began to evolve in response to an aquatic environment. Millions of years ago something happened that caused our ancestors to walk on two legs, to lose their fur,... more...

  • Evolutionary Behavioral Ecologyby David Westneat; Charles Fox

    Oxford University Press, USA 2010; US$ 48.99

    Evolutionary Behavioral Ecology is intended to be used as a text for graduate students and a sourcebook for professional scientists seeking an understanding of the evolutionary and ecological processes shaping behavior across a wide array of organisms and a diverse set of behaviors. Chapters are written by leading experts in the field, providing a... more...

  • The Age of Empathyby Frans De Waal

    Crown Publishing Group 2009; US$ 17.00

    "An important and timely message about the biological roots of human kindness." ?Desmond Morris, author of The Naked Ape Are we our brothers' keepers? Do we have an instinct for compassion? Or are we, as is often assumed, only on earth to serve our own survival and interests? In this thought-provoking book, the acclaimed author of Our Inner Ape... more...

  • The Bone Readersby Claudio Tunis; Richard Gillespie; Cheryl Jones

    Allen & Unwin 2009; US$ 31.81

    Eminent scientists set the record straight for readers puzzled by the myriad of claims and counterclaims about Australia's prehistory, arguing that many popular theories are based on misinterpretation or outright distortion of scientific evidence. more...

  • The Sixth Extinctionby Elizabeth Kolbert

    Henry Holt and Co. 2014; US$ 28.99

    A major book about the future of the world, blending intellectual and natural history and field reporting into a powerful account of the mass extinction unfolding before our eyes Over the last half a billion years, there have been five mass extinctions, when the diversity of life on earth suddenly and dramatically contracted. Scientists around... 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...

  • Sex at Dawnby Christopher Ryan; Cacilda Jetha

    HarperCollins 2012; US$ 13.49

    Since Darwin's day, we've been told that sexual monogamy comes naturally to our species. Mainstream science?as well as religious and cultural institutions?has maintained that men and women evolved in families in which a man's possessions and protection were exchanged for a woman's fertility and fidelity. But this narrative is collapsing. Fewer and... more...

  • A Planet of Virusesby Carl Zimmer

    University of Chicago Press 2011; US$ 12.00

    Viruses are the smallest living things known to science, yet they hold the entire planet in their sway. We are most familiar with the viruses that give us colds or the flu, but viruses also cause a vast range of other diseases, including one disorder that makes people sprout branch-like growths as if they were trees. Viruses have been a part of our... more...

  • Evolutionary Psychologyby Lance Workman; Will Reader

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 50.00

    An accessible, objective and comprehensive textbook providing an engaging and user-friendly introduction to evolutionary psychology. more...

  • Neptune?s Arkby David Rains Wallace

    University of California Press 2007; US$ 22.00

    Neptune's Ark illuminates the dramatic saga of evolution spanning 500 million years of marine life along the magnificent Pacific coast of western North America. In an engaging narrative that artfully blends elements of science, history, folklore, and personal observation, renowned naturalist David Rains Wallace reveals a marvelous diversity of creatures,... more...