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

    Random House Publishing Group 2012; US$ 3.49

    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...

  • What It Means to Be 98% Chimpanzeeby Jonathan Marks

    University of California Press 2002; US$ 31.95

    The overwhelming similarity of human and ape genes is one of the best-known facts of modern genetic science. 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 for... more...

  • Prehistory: A Very Short Introductionby Chris Gosden

    OUP Oxford 2003; US$ 7.99

    Many of the familiar aspects of modern life are no more than a century or two old, yet our deep social structures and skills were in large measure developed by small bands of our prehistoric ancestors many millennia ago. The reader is invited to think seriously about who we are by considering who we have been. more...

  • The Future of the Mindby Michio Kaku

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 16.00

    Michio Kaku, the New York Times bestselling author of Physics of the Impossible and Physics of the Future tackles the most fascinating and complex object in the known universe: the human brain. The Future of the Mind brings a topic that once belonged solely to the province of science fiction into a startling new reality. This scientific tour... more...

  • The Evolution of Modern Humans in Africaby Pamela R. Willoughby

    AltaMira Press 2006; US$ 69.00

    A fascinating, detailed study of the origins of modern humans. Includes material from Willoughby's own research in Tanzania. more...

  • 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...

  • Womanby Hermann Heinrich Ploss; Max Bartels; Paul Bartels; Eric John Dingwall

    Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 93.95

    Woman: An Historical Gynælogical and Anthropological Compendium, Volume Three provides information pertinent to the obstruction in the normal process of labor. This book discusses the various ways and treatment, the obligations and duties of women among the different nations and races. Organized into 21 chapters, this volume begins with an overview... more...

  • Womanby Hermann Heinrich Ploss; Max Bartels; Paul Bartels; Eric John Dingwall

    Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 93.95

    Woman: An Historical Gynælogical and Anthropological Compendium, Volume Two provides information pertinent to relationships of women to the male sex. This book discusses the concepts of modesty, chastity, and respects for women in cultural history. Organized into 39 chapters, this volume begins with an overview of the sexual relation of woman to man.... more...

  • Human Evolutionby Brian Regal

    ABC-CLIO 2004; US$ 85.00

    This work focuses on the controversies surrounding the search for the origins of the human race. Chronologically and geographically organized, it progresses region by region, beginning with the 19th century. more...

  • Human Origins 101by Holly Dunsworth

    ABC-CLIO 2007; US$ 55.00

    What should the average person know about science? Because science is so central to life in the 21st century, science educators and other leaders of the scientific community believe that it is essential that everyone understand the basic concepts of the most vital and far-reaching disciplines. Human Origins 101 does exactly that. This accessible... more...