How Humans Evolved Book

How Humans Evolved


  • Author : Robert Boyd
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2017-12
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 496
  • ISBN 10 : 0393603458

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How Humans Evolved Excerpt :

The most complete introduction to the science of human evolution.With a signature blend of evolutionary theory, population genetics, and behavioral ecology, How Humans Evolved teaches the science and history behind human evolution. Thoroughly updated with coverage of recent research and new discoveries, the Eighth Edition offers the most visual, dynamic, and effective learning tools in its field. The Eighth Edition also includes an expanded suite of animations that help students better visualize and understand tricky concepts, as well as real-world videos and InQuizitive adaptive learning.

How Humans Evolved Book

How Humans Evolved


  • Author : Robert Boyd
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton
  • Release Date : 2017-12
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 496
  • ISBN 10 : 0393603466

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How Humans Evolved Excerpt :

With a signature blend of evolutionary theory, population genetics, and behavioral ecology, How Humans Evolved teaches the science and history behind human evolution. Thoroughly updated with coverage of recent research and new discoveries, the Eighth Edition offers the most visual, dynamic, and effective learning tools in its field. The Eighth Edition also includes an expanded suite of animations that help students better visualize and understand tricky concepts, as well as real-world videos and InQuizitive adaptive learning.

How Humans Evolved Book

How Humans Evolved


  • Author : Robert Boyd
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2018
  • Genre: Human evolution
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 0393630110

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How Humans Evolved Book
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How Humans Evolved


  • Author : Robert Boyd
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2014-09-16
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 7
  • ISBN 10 : 9780393936773

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How Humans Evolved Excerpt :

How Humans Evolved teaches the processes that shape human evolution with a unique blend of evolutionary theory, population genetics, and behavioral ecology. The new edition continues to offer the most up-to-date research—in particular, significantly revised coverage of how recent discoveries are shaping our history of human evolution—while now giving you the best tools to engage your students in and out of the classroom.

Transcendence Book

Transcendence


  • Author : Gaia Vince
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2020-01-21
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 311
  • ISBN 10 : 9780465094912

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In the tradition of Guns, Germs, and Steel and Sapiens, a winner of the Royal Society Prize for Science Books shows how four tools enabled has us humans to control the destiny of our species "A wondrous, visionary work." --Tim Flannery, scientist and author of the bestselling The Weather Makers What enabled us to go from simple stone tools to smartphones? How did bands of hunter-gatherers evolve into multinational empires? Readers of Sapiens will say a cognitive revolution -- a dramatic evolutionary change that altered our brains, turning primitive humans into modern ones -- caused a cultural explosion. In Transcendence, Gaia Vince argues instead that modern humans are the product of a nuanced coevolution of our genes, environment, and culture that goes back into deep time. She explains how, through four key elements -- fire, language, beauty, and time -- our species diverged from the evolutionary path of all other animals, unleashing a compounding process that launched us into the Space Age and beyond. Provocative and poetic, Transcendence shows how a primate took dominion over nature and turned itself into something marvelous.

The Evolution of the Human Head Book

The Evolution of the Human Head


  • Author : Daniel Lieberman
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release Date : 2011-01-03
  • Genre: MEDICAL
  • Pages : 769
  • ISBN 10 : 9780674046368

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The Evolution of the Human Head Excerpt :

Exhaustively researched and years in the making, this innovative book documents how the many components of the head function, how they evolved since we diverged from the apes, and how they interact in diverse ways both functionally and developmentally, causing them to be highly integrated. This integration not only permits the head's many units to accommodate each other as they grow and work, but also facilitates evolutionary change. Lieberman shows how, when, and why the major transformations evident in the evolution of the human head occurred. The special way the head is integrated, Lieberman argues, made it possible for a few developmental shifts to have had widespread effects on craniofacial growth, yet still permit the head to function exquisitely. --

Evolution Gone Wrong Book

Evolution Gone Wrong


  • Author : Alex Bezzerides
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2021-05-18
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781443457026

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An eye-opening look into why our bodies work—or don’t—the way they do. From blurry vision to crooked teeth, ACLs (anterior cruciate ligaments) that tear at alarming rates and spines that seem to spend a lifetime falling apart, it’s surprising that human beings have beaten the odds as a species. After all, we’re the only survivors on our branch of the tree of life. Why do human mothers have such a life-endangering experience giving birth? And why are there entire medical specialties for teeth and feet? In this funny, wide-ranging and often surprising book, biologist Alex Bezzerides tells us from where we inherited our adaptable, achy, brilliant bodies in the process of evolution. The book traces the delightfully unexpected answers to these questions and many more: · Why do we blink? · Why don’t our teeth regularly fit in our mouths? · Why do women menstruate when so many other mammals don’t? · Why did humans stand up on two legs in the first place?

Apes and Human Evolution Book

Apes and Human Evolution


  • Author : Russell H. Tuttle
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release Date : 2014-02-17
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 1089
  • ISBN 10 : 9780674073166

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Apes and Human Evolution Excerpt :

Russell Tuttle synthesizes a vast literature in primate evolution and behavior to explain how apes and humans evolved in relation to one another and why humans became a bipedal, tool-making, culture-inventing species distinct from other hominoids. He refutes the theory that we are sophisticated, instinctively aggressive and destructive killer apes.

Chimpanzees and Human Evolution Book

Chimpanzees and Human Evolution


  • Author : Martin N. Muller
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release Date : 2017-11-27
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 794
  • ISBN 10 : 9780674983311

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Chimpanzees and Human Evolution Excerpt :

Knowledge of wild chimpanzees has expanded dramatically. This volume, edited by Martin Muller, Richard Wrangham, and David Pilbeam, brings together scientists who are leading a revolution to discover and explain human uniqueness, by studying our closest living relatives. Their conclusions may transform our understanding of human evolution.

Human Origins 101 Book

Human Origins 101


  • Author : Holly M. Dunsworth
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 9780313336737

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Human Origins 101 Excerpt :

Profiles the basic concepts underlying our knowledge of our evolution as a species.

Basics in Human Evolution Book

Basics in Human Evolution


  • Author : Michael P Muehlenbein
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2015-07-24
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 584
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128026939

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Basics in Human Evolution Excerpt :

Basics in Human Evolution offers a broad view of evolutionary biology and medicine. The book is written for a non-expert audience, providing accessible and convenient content that will appeal to numerous readers across the interdisciplinary field. From evolutionary theory, to cultural evolution, this book fills gaps in the readers’ knowledge from various backgrounds and introduces them to thought leaders in human evolution research. Offers comprehensive coverage of the wide ranging field of human evolution Written for a non-expert audience, providing accessible and convenient content that will appeal to numerous readers across the interdisciplinary field Provides expertise from leading minds in the field Allows the reader the ability to gain exposure to various topics in one publication

In the Light of Evolution Book

In the Light of Evolution


  • Author : National Academy of Sciences
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release Date : 2017-01-01
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 433
  • ISBN 10 : 9780309444224

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Biodiversity-the genetic variety of life-is an exuberant product of the evolutionary past, a vast human-supportive resource (aesthetic, intellectual, and material) of the present, and a rich legacy to cherish and preserve for the future. Two urgent challenges, and opportunities, for 21st-century science are to gain deeper insights into the evolutionary processes that foster biotic diversity, and to translate that understanding into workable solutions for the regional and global crises that biodiversity currently faces. A grasp of evolutionary principles and processes is important in other societal arenas as well, such as education, medicine, sociology, and other applied fields including agriculture, pharmacology, and biotechnology. The ramifications of evolutionary thought also extend into learned realms traditionally reserved for philosophy and religion. The central goal of the In the Light of Evolution (ILE) series is to promote the evolutionary sciences through state-of-the-art colloquia-in the series of Arthur M. Sackler colloquia sponsored by the National Academy of Sciences-and their published proceedings. Each installment explores evolutionary perspectives on a particular biological topic that is scientifically intriguing but also has special relevance to contemporary societal issues or challenges. This tenth and final edition of the In the Light of Evolution series focuses on recent developments in phylogeographic research and their relevance to past accomplishments and future research directions.

Catching Fire Book
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Catching Fire


  • Author : Richard Wrangham
  • Publisher : Profile Books
  • Release Date : 2010-08-06
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 309
  • ISBN 10 : 9781847652102

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Catching Fire Excerpt :

In this stunningly original book, Richard Wrangham argues that it was cooking that caused the extraordinary transformation of our ancestors from apelike beings to Homo erectus. At the heart of Catching Fire lies an explosive new idea: the habit of eating cooked rather than raw food permitted the digestive tract to shrink and the human brain to grow, helped structure human society, and created the male-female division of labour. As our ancestors adapted to using fire, humans emerged as "the cooking apes". Covering everything from food-labelling and overweight pets to raw-food faddists, Catching Fire offers a startlingly original argument about how we came to be the social, intelligent, and sexual species we are today. "This notion is surprising, fresh and, in the hands of Richard Wrangham, utterly persuasive ... Big, new ideas do not come along often in evolution these days, but this is one." -Matt Ridley, author of Genome

Lucy Book
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Lucy


  • Author : Donald Johanson
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 1990-09-15
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 430
  • ISBN 10 : 9780671724993

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Johanson, the discoverer, in 1974, of "Lucy"--the oldest skelton of an erect-walking human yet found--reports the story of his internationally acclaimed find