The Skull of Australopithecus Afarensis by William H. Kimbel,Professor of Anatomy and Anthropology Yoel Rak,Yoel Rak,Donald C. Johanson,Professor and Director Institute of Human Origins Donald C Johanson

The Skull of Australopithecus Afarensis
  • Title : The Skull of Australopithecus Afarensis
  • Author : William H. Kimbel,Professor of Anatomy and Anthropology Yoel Rak,Yoel Rak,Donald C. Johanson,Professor and Director Institute of Human Origins Donald C Johanson
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
  • ISBN Code : 0195157060
  • Pages : 254
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  • Language : English
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The book is the most in-depth account of the fossil skull anatomy and evolutionary significance of the 3.6-3.0 million year old early human species Australopithecus afarensis. Knowledge of this species is pivotal to understanding early human evolution, because 1) the sample of fossil remains of A. afarensis is among the most extensive for any early human species, and the majority of remains are of taxonomically inormative skulls and teeth; 2) the wealth of material makes A. afarensis an indispensable point of reference for the interpretation of other fossil discoveries; 3) the species occupies a time period that is the focus of current research to determine when, where, and why the human lineage first diversified into separate contemporaneous lines of descent. Upon publication of this book, this species will be among the most thoroughly documented extinct ancestors of humankind. The main focus of the book - its organizing principle - is the first complete skull of A. afarensis (specimen number A.L. 444-2) at the Hadar site, Ethiopia, the home of the remarkably complete 3.18 million year old skeleton known as "Lucy," found at Hadar by third author D. Johanson in 1974. Lucy and other fossils from Hadar, together with those from the site of Laetoli in Tanzania, were controversially attributed to the then brand new species A. afarensis by Johanson, T. White and Y. Coppens in 1978. However, a complete skull, which would have quickly resolved much of the early debate over the species, proved elusive until second author Y. Rak's discovery of the 444 skull in 1992. The book details the comparative anatomy of the new skull (and the cast of its brain, analyzed by R. Holloway and M. Huan), as well as of other skull and dental finds recovered during the latest, ongoing field work at Hadar, and analyzes the evolutionary significance of A. afarensis in the context of other critically important discoveries of earliest humans made in recent years. In essence, it summarizes the state of knowledge about one of the central subjects of current paleoanthropological investigation.


The Evolution of Our Tribe by Barbara Welker

The Evolution of Our Tribe
  • Title : The Evolution of Our Tribe
  • Author : Barbara Welker
  • Publisher : Open SUNY Textbooks
  • ISBN Code : 9781942341413
  • Pages : N.A
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  • Language : English
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Where did we come from? What were our ancestors like? Why do we differ from other animals? How do scientists trace and construct our evolutionary history? The Evolution of Our Tribe: Hominini provides answers to these questions and more. The book explores the field of paleoanthropology past and present. Beginning over 65 million years ago, Welker traces the evolution of our species, the environments and selective forces that shaped our ancestors, their physical and cultural adaptations, and the people and places involved with their discovery and study. It is designed as a textbook for a course on Human Evolution but can also serve as an introductory text for relevant sections of courses in Biological or General Anthropology or general interest. It is both a comprehensive technical reference for relevant terms, theories, methods, and species and an overview of the people, places, and discoveries that have imbued paleoanthropology with such fascination, romance, and mystery.


Lucy by Donald Johanson,Maitland Edey,Maitland Armstrong Edey

Lucy
  • Title : Lucy
  • Author : Donald Johanson,Maitland Edey,Maitland Armstrong Edey
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN Code : 0671724991
  • Pages : 416
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  • Language : English
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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


The Paleobiology of Australopithecus by Kaye E. Reed,John G Fleagle,Richard E Leakey

The Paleobiology of Australopithecus
  • Title : The Paleobiology of Australopithecus
  • Author : Kaye E. Reed,John G Fleagle,Richard E Leakey
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN Code : 9400759193
  • Pages : 282
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  • Language : English
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Australopithecus species have been the topic of much debate in palaeoanthropology since Raymond Dart described the first species, Australopithecus africanus, in 1925. This volume synthesizes the geological and paleontological context of the species in East and South Africa; covers individual sites, such as Dikika, Hadar, Sterkfontein, and Malapa; debates the alpha taxonomy of some of the species; and addresses questions regarding the movements of the species across the continent. Additional chapters discuss the genus in terms of sexual dimorphism, diet reconstruction using microwear and isotopic methodologies, postural and locomotor behavior, and ontogeny.


The Australopithecine Face by Yoel Rak

The Australopithecine Face
  • Title : The Australopithecine Face
  • Author : Yoel Rak
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • ISBN Code : 1483219801
  • Pages : 186
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  • Language : English
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The Australopithecine Face provides an introduction to the interpretation of the facial skeleton of Australopithecus, a part of the anatomy well represented in the African collections. This book presents important morphological differences between the early hominid taxa and interprets them in a biochemical, functional, evolutionary framework. Organized into seven chapters, this book begins with an overview of the description of the face of the four species of Australopithecus, extending to comparisons both within the genus and with other primates. This text then provides an analysis of the facial morphology of Australopithecus in terms of structural significance. Other chapters consider the taxonomic and phylogenetic status of the australopithecine species in light of the description and comparison. This book discusses as well the changes in the morphology and topography of the facial mask. The final chapter deals with the phylogenetic assignment of the different species. This book is a valuable resource for anthropologists.


African Genesis by Sally C. Reynolds,Andrew Gallagher

African Genesis
  • Title : African Genesis
  • Author : Sally C. Reynolds,Andrew Gallagher
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN Code : 1107019958
  • Pages : 582
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  • Language : English
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"The discovery of the first species of African hominin, Australopithecus africanus, from Taung, South Africa in 1925, launched the study of fossil man in Africa. New discoveries continue to confirm the importance of this region to our understanding of human evolution. Outlining major developments since Raymond Dart's description of the Taung skull and, in particular, the impact of the pioneering work of Phillip V. Tobias, this book will be a valuable companion for students and researchers of human origins. It presents a summary of the current state of palaeoanthropology, reviewing the ideas that are central to the field, and provides a perspective on how future developments will shape our knowledge about hominin emergence in Africa. A wide range of key themes are covered, from the earliest fossils from Chad and Kenya, to the origins of bipedalism and the debate about how and where modern humans evolved and dispersed across Africa"--


New Scientist by N.A

New Scientist
  • Title : New Scientist
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 72
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New Scientist magazine was launched in 1956 "for all those men and women who are interested in scientific discovery, and in its industrial, commercial and social consequences". The brand's mission is no different today - for its consumers, New Scientist reports, explores and interprets the results of human endeavour set in the context of society and culture.


The Human Fossil Record, Brain Endocasts--The Paleoneurological Evidence by Ralph L.. Holloway,Jeffrey H. Schwartz,Ian Tattersall,Ralph L. Holloway,Douglas C. Broadfield,Michael S. Yuan,Associate Professor of Anthropology Jeffrey H Schwartz, Ph.D.,Head of the Anthropology Department Ian Tattersall

The Human Fossil Record, Brain Endocasts--The Paleoneurological Evidence
  • Title : The Human Fossil Record, Brain Endocasts--The Paleoneurological Evidence
  • Author : Ralph L.. Holloway,Jeffrey H. Schwartz,Ian Tattersall,Ralph L. Holloway,Douglas C. Broadfield,Michael S. Yuan,Associate Professor of Anthropology Jeffrey H Schwartz, Ph.D.,Head of the Anthropology Department Ian Tattersall
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN Code : 9780471418238
  • Pages : 315
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  • Language : English
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The Human Fossil Record Volume one Terminology and Craniodental Morphology of Genus Homo (Europe) Jeffrey H. Schwartz Ian Tattersall The Human Fossil Record series is the most authoritative and comprehensive documentation of the fossil evidence relevant to the study of our evolutionary past. This first volume covers the craniodental remains from Europe that have been attributed to the genus Homo. Here the authors also clearly define the terminology and descriptive protocol that is applied uniformly throughout the series. Organized alphabetically by site name, each entry includes clear descriptions and original, expertly taken photographs, as well as: Morphology Location information History of discovery Previous systematic assessments of the fossils Geological, archaeological, and faunal contexts Dating References to the primary literature The Human Fossil Record series is truly a must-have reference for anyone seriously interested in the study of human evolution.


Discovery by N.A

Discovery
  • Title : Discovery
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
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  • Pages : N.A
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Shaping Humanity by John Gurche

Shaping Humanity
  • Title : Shaping Humanity
  • Author : John Gurche
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0300182023
  • Pages : 345
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  • Language : English
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Describes the process by which the author uses knowledge of fossil discoveries and comparative ape and human anatomy to create forensically accurate representations of human beings' ancient ancestors.


The Human Career by Richard G. Klein

The Human Career
  • Title : The Human Career
  • Author : Richard G. Klein
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 989
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  • Language : English
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This work is an indispensible tool in teaching human origins. In addition to outlining the broad pattern of human evolution, the book details the kinds of data that support it.


The Tales Teeth Tell by Tanya M. Smith

The Tales Teeth Tell
  • Title : The Tales Teeth Tell
  • Author : Tanya M. Smith
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • ISBN Code : 0262038714
  • Pages : 296
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  • Language : English
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What teeth can tell us about human evolution, development, and behavior. Our teeth have intriguing stories to tell. These sophisticated time machines record growth, diet, and evolutionary history as clearly as tree rings map a redwood's lifespan. Each day of childhood is etched into tooth crowns and roots—capturing birth, nursing history, environmental clues, and illnesses. The study of ancient, fossilized teeth sheds light on how our ancestors grew up, how we evolved, and how prehistoric cultural transitions continue to affect humans today. In The Tales Teeth Tell, biological anthropologist Tanya Smith offers an engaging and surprising look at what teeth tell us about the evolution of primates—including our own uniqueness. Humans' impressive set of varied teeth provides a multipurpose toolkit honed by the diet choices of our mammalian ancestors. Fossil teeth, highly resilient because of their substantial mineral content, are all that is left of some long-extinct species. Smith explains how researchers employ painstaking techniques to coax microscopic secrets from these enigmatic remains. Counting tiny daily lines provides a way to estimate age that is more powerful than any other forensic technique. Dental plaque—so carefully removed by dental hygienists today—records our ancestors' behavior and health in the form of fossilized food particles and bacteria, including their DNA. Smith also traces the grisly origins of dentistry, reveals that the urge to pick one's teeth is not unique to humans, and illuminates the age-old pursuit of “dental art.” The book is generously illustrated with original photographs, many in color.


People of the Earth by Brian M. Fagan

People of the Earth
  • Title : People of the Earth
  • Author : Brian M. Fagan
  • Publisher : Prentice Hall
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 629
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  • Language : English
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This text offers a survey of human evolution from earliest times up to the advent of literate civilizations, providing a view of human prehistory. It also discusses advances in fossil discoveries, the origins of modern humans and theories relating to food production.


Our Human Story by Louise Humphrey,Chris Stringer

Our Human Story
  • Title : Our Human Story
  • Author : Louise Humphrey,Chris Stringer
  • Publisher : Natural History Museum, London
  • ISBN Code : 9780565093914
  • Pages : 160
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  • Language : English
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Our Human Story is a guide to our fossil relatives, from what may be the earliest hominins such as Sahelanthropus, dating back six to seven million years, through to our own species, Homo sapiens. Over the past 25 years there has been an explosion of species' names in the story of human evolution, due both to new discoveries and to a growing understanding of the diversity that existed in the past. Drawing on this new information, as well as their own considerable expertise and practical experience, Louise Humphrey and Chris Stringer explain in clear and accessible language what each of the key species represents, and how it contributes to our knowledge of human evolution.


New Interpretations of Ape and Human Ancestry by Russell Ciochon

New Interpretations of Ape and Human Ancestry
  • Title : New Interpretations of Ape and Human Ancestry
  • Author : Russell Ciochon
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN Code : 1468488546
  • Pages : 888
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  • Language : English
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Human Paleontology and Prehistory by Assaf Marom,Erella Hovers

Human Paleontology and Prehistory
  • Title : Human Paleontology and Prehistory
  • Author : Assaf Marom,Erella Hovers
  • Publisher : Springer
  • ISBN Code : 3319466461
  • Pages : 276
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  • Language : English
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The aim of the book is to present original and though-provoking essays in human paleontology and prehistory, which are at the forefront of human evolutionary research, in honor of Professor Yoel Rak (a leading scholar in paleoanthropology).​ ​The volume presents a collection of original papers contributed by many of Yoel's friends and colleagues from all over the globe. Contributions from experts around the globe fall roughly into three broad categories: Reflections on some of the broad theoretical questions of evolution, and especially about human evolution; the early hominins, with special emphasis on Australopithecus afarensis and Paranthropus; and the Neanderthals, that contentious group of our closest extinct relatives. Within and across these categories, nearly every paper addresses combinations of methodological, analytical and theoretical questions that are pertinent to the whole human evolutionary time span. This book will appeal most to scholars and advanced students in paleoanthropology, human paleontology and prehistoric archaeology.


New Scientist by N.A

New Scientist
  • Title : New Scientist
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 72
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New Scientist magazine was launched in 1956 "for all those men and women who are interested in scientific discovery, and in its industrial, commercial and social consequences". The brand's mission is no different today - for its consumers, New Scientist reports, explores and interprets the results of human endeavour set in the context of society and culture.


Paleoanthropology by Milford H. Wolpoff

Paleoanthropology
  • Title : Paleoanthropology
  • Author : Milford H. Wolpoff
  • Publisher : McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 878
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  • Language : English
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Since the first edition was introduced in 1980, Paleoanthropology has been the leading text for the upper-level undergraduate or graduate course in human evolution. Written by one of the world's leading experts on the subject, and the only human evolution text written by a paleontologist with direct experience with the fossil record, this new edition offers comprehensive coverage of all aspects of human evolution. This edition has been substantially revised and rewritten. It has been expanded to include the most recent research, theories, and new developments in the field, making it the most up-to-date and complete text on the human fossil record available.


A Century of Nature by Laura Garwin,Tim Lincoln

A Century of Nature
  • Title : A Century of Nature
  • Author : Laura Garwin,Tim Lincoln
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780226284163
  • Pages : 378
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Many of the scientific breakthroughs of the twentieth century were first reported in the journal Nature. A Century of Nature brings together in one volume Nature's greatest hits—reproductions of seminal contributions that changed science and the world, accompanied by essays written by leading scientists (including four Nobel laureates) that provide historical context for each article, explain its insights in graceful, accessible prose, and celebrate the serendipity of discovery and the rewards of searching for needles in haystacks.


From So Simple a Beginning by Philip Whitfield

From So Simple a Beginning
  • Title : From So Simple a Beginning
  • Author : Philip Whitfield
  • Publisher : Macmillan Publishing Company
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 220
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  • Language : English
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Traces the history of evolution, explains the concept of natural selection, and discusses DNA, adaptation, classification, and genetic engineering


Evolution by Philip Whitfield

Evolution
  • Title : Evolution
  • Author : Philip Whitfield
  • Publisher : Macmillan Library Reference
  • ISBN Code : 9780028655932
  • Pages : 220
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  • Language : English
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Enhanced by colorful photographs and diagrams, an introduction to a controversial subject covers a wide range of topics, beginning with Charles Darwin and concluding with genetic engineering.


Lucy's Legacy by Donald Johanson,Kate Wong

Lucy's Legacy
  • Title : Lucy's Legacy
  • Author : Donald Johanson,Kate Wong
  • Publisher : Broadway Books
  • ISBN Code : 0307396401
  • Pages : 321
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  • Language : English
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Reconsiders the questions of evolution made in the wake of the stunning discovery of a 3.2 million year-old female skeleton known as Lucy, a new and transitional species placed somewhere between apes and humans that would forever change the way scientists think about human origins.


An Introduction to Human Evolutionary Anatomy by Leslie Aiello,Christopher Dean

An Introduction to Human Evolutionary Anatomy
  • Title : An Introduction to Human Evolutionary Anatomy
  • Author : Leslie Aiello,Christopher Dean
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • ISBN Code : 008057100X
  • Pages : 608
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  • Language : English
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An anthropologist and an anatomist have combined their skills in this book to provide students and research workers with the essentials of anatomy and the means to apply these to investigations into hominid form and function. Using basic principles and relevant bones, conclusions can be reached regarding the probable musculature, stance, brain size, age, weight, and sex of a particular fossil specimen. The sort of deductions which are possible are illustrated by reference back to contemporary apes and humans, and a coherent picture of the history of hominid evolution appears. Written in a clear and concise style and beautifully illustrated, An Introduction to Human Evolutionary Anatomy is a basic reference for all concerned with human evolution as well as a valuable companion to both laboratory practical sessions and new research using fossil skeletons.


The Postcranial Anatomy of Australopithecus afarensis by Yohannes Haile-Selassie,Denise F. Su

The Postcranial Anatomy of Australopithecus afarensis
  • Title : The Postcranial Anatomy of Australopithecus afarensis
  • Author : Yohannes Haile-Selassie,Denise F. Su
  • Publisher : Springer
  • ISBN Code : 9401774293
  • Pages : 191
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  • Language : English
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This volume describes a 3.6 million-years-old partial skeleton of Australopithecus afarensis from the Woranso-Mille, central Afar, Ethiopia. This specimen is the first adult partial skeleton to be recovered since Lucy’s (A.L. 288-1) discovery in 1974. It is older than Lucy by 400,000 years and sheds light on the paleobiology of early Australopithecus afarensis, particularly the morphology of the shoulder girdle and thoracic shape, which are thus far poorly understood and actively debated. The fauna associated with the partial skeleton tells us enormously about Au. afarensis paleoecology and give us another piece of the puzzle regarding habitat availability and use for Au. afarensis outside the Hadar region where it has been well-known for the last four decades.


The First Humans by Frederick E. Grine,John G Fleagle,Richard E. Leakey

The First Humans
  • Title : The First Humans
  • Author : Frederick E. Grine,John G Fleagle,Richard E. Leakey
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN Code : 9781402099809
  • Pages : 220
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  • Language : English
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There are some issues in human paleontology that seem to be timeless. Most deal with the origin and early evolution of our own genus – something about which we should care. Some of these issues pertain to taxonomy and systematics. How many species of Homo were there in the Pliocene and Pleistocene? How do we identify the earliest members the genus Homo? If there is more than one Plio-Pleistocene species, how do they relate to one another, and where and when did they evolve? Other issues relate to questions about body size, proportions and the functional adaptations of the locomotor skeleton. When did the human postcranial “Bauplan” evolve, and for what reasons? What behaviors (and what behavioral limitations) can be inferred from the postcranial bones that have been attributed to Homo habilis and Homo erectus? Still other issues relate to growth, development and life history strategies, and the biological and archeological evidence for diet and behavior in early Homo. It is often argued that dietary change played an important role in the origin and early evolution of our genus, with stone tools opening up scavenging and hunting opportunities that would have added meat protein to the diet of Homo. Still other issues relate to the environmental and climatic context in which this genus evolved.


The Story of Life in 10 1/2 Species by Marianne Taylor

The Story of Life in 10 1/2 Species
  • Title : The Story of Life in 10 1/2 Species
  • Author : Marianne Taylor
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 026204448X
  • Pages : 256
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Souvenirs of the planet: Ten (and a half) life forms, each of which explains a key aspect of life on Earth. If an alien visitor were to collect ten souvenir life forms to represent life on earth, which would they be? This is the thought-provoking premise of Marianne Taylor's The Story of Life in 10 and a Half Species. Each life forms explains a key aspect about life on Earth. From the sponge that seems to be a plant but is really an animal to the almost extinct soft-shelled turtle deemed extremely unique and therefore extremely precious, these examples reveal how life itself is arranged across time and space, and how humanity increasingly dominates that vision. Taylor, a prolific science writer, considers the chemistry of a green plant and ponders the possibility of life beyond our world; investigates the virus in an attempt to determine what a life form is; and wonders if the human--"a distinct and very dominant species with an inevitably biased view of life"-- could evolve in a new direction. She tells us that the giraffe was one species, but is now four; that the dusky seaside sparrow may be revived through "re-evolution," or cloning; explains the significance of Darwin's finch to evolution; and much more. The "half" species is artificial intelligence. Itself an experiment to understand and model life, AI is central to our future--although from the alien visitor's standpoint, unlikely to inherit the earth in the long run.


The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology and Anthropology of Hunter-Gatherers by Vicki Cummings,Peter Jordan,Marek Zvelebil

The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology and Anthropology of Hunter-Gatherers
  • Title : The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology and Anthropology of Hunter-Gatherers
  • Author : Vicki Cummings,Peter Jordan,Marek Zvelebil
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • ISBN Code : 0191025275
  • Pages : 1264
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  • Language : English
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For more than a century, the study of hunting and gathering societies has been central to the development of both archaeology and anthropology as academic disciplines, and has also generated widespread public interest and debate. The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology and Anthropology of Hunter-Gatherers provides a comprehensive review of hunter-gatherer studies to date, including critical engagements with older debates, new theoretical perspectives, and renewed obligations for greater engagement between researchers and indigenous communities. Chapters provide in-depth archaeological, historical, and anthropological case-studies, and examine far-reaching questions about human social relations, attitudes to technology, ecology, and management of resources and the environment, as well as issues of diet, health, and gender relations - all central topics in hunter-gatherer research, but also themes that have great relevance for modern global society and its future challenges. The Handbook also provides a strategic vision for how the integration of new methods, approaches, and study regions can ensure that future research into the archaeology and anthropology of hunter-gatherers will continue to deliver penetrating insights into the factors that underlie all human diversity.


From Lucy to Language by Donald C. Johanson,Blake Edgar

From Lucy to Language
  • Title : From Lucy to Language
  • Author : Donald C. Johanson,Blake Edgar
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN Code : 0684810239
  • Pages : 272
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  • Language : English
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Photographs of significant hominid fossils and artifacts illustrate an assessment of the visual proof of human evolution and the meaning of clues left by the forebears of the human race. 25,000 first printing. Tour.


Evolutionary History of the "Robust" Australopithecines by Frederick E. Grine

Evolutionary History of the
  • Title : Evolutionary History of the "Robust" Australopithecines
  • Author : Frederick E. Grine
  • Publisher : Transaction Publishers
  • ISBN Code : 9780202365961
  • Pages : 527
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In paleoanthropology the group of hominids known as the "robust" australopithecines has emerged as one of the most interesting. Through them we have the opportunity to examine the origin, natural history, and ultimate extinction of not just a single species, but of an entire branch in the hominid fossil record. It is generally agreed that the human lineage can be traced back to this group of comparatively small-brained, large-toothed creatures. This volume focuses on the evolutionary history of these early hominids with state-of-the-art contributions by leading international authorities in the field. Although a case can be made for a "robust" lineage, the functional and taxonomic implications of the morphological features are subject to vigorous disagreement. An area of lively debate is the possible causal relationship between the presence of early Homo and the origin, evolution, and virtual extinction of "robust" australopithecines. This volume summarizes what has been learned about the evolutionary history of the "robust" australopithecines in the 50 years since Robert Broom first encountered the visage of a new kind of ape-man from Kromdraai. New discoveries from Kromdraai to Lomekwi have served to keep us aware that the paleontological record for hominid evolution is hardly exhausted. Because of such finds no single volume can hope to stand as a summary on the "robust" australopithecines for very long, but this classic volume comes close to achieving this goal. The book sheds new light upon some old questions and also acts to provide new questions. The answers to those questions bring us closer to a fuller understanding and appreciation of the origins, evolution, and ultimate demise of the "robust" australopithecines. Since the "robust" australopithecines most likely stand as our closest relatives, a better understanding of their origin, history, and demise serves to provide heightened appreciation of the course of human evolution itself. This definitive volume addresses the questions and problems surrounding this important lineage. Frederick E. Grine is professor and chairperson in the department of anthropology at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He has published many scientific articles in books and international journals, and he is co-editor of Primate Phylogeny and Scanning Microscopy of Vertebrate Mineralized Tissues and author of Regional Human Anatomy.


Issues in Anthropology by I. V. O. Modo

Issues in Anthropology
  • Title : Issues in Anthropology
  • Author : I. V. O. Modo
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 207
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  • Language : English
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Humankind Evolving by A. Roberto Frisancho

Humankind Evolving
  • Title : Humankind Evolving
  • Author : A. Roberto Frisancho
  • Publisher : Kendall Hunt Publishing Company
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 415
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  • Language : English
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Bones of Contention by Marvin L. Lubenow

Bones of Contention
  • Title : Bones of Contention
  • Author : Marvin L. Lubenow
  • Publisher : Baker Books
  • ISBN Code : 1585581577
  • Pages : 400
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  • Language : English
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Seeking to disprove the theory of human evolution, the author examines the fossils of the so-called "ape men."


Human Evolution by George D. Brown

Human Evolution
  • Title : Human Evolution
  • Author : George D. Brown
  • Publisher : WCB/McGraw-Hill
  • ISBN Code : 9780697243072
  • Pages : 265
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  • Language : English
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This work is intended for use with supporting material in an introductory level, multidisciplinary college course. Its audience are students who are not majoring in one of the sciences directly pertaining to human origins, e.g. biology, geology, and anthr


Biological Anthropology by Michael Alan Park

Biological Anthropology
  • Title : Biological Anthropology
  • Author : Michael Alan Park
  • Publisher : McGraw-Hill College
  • ISBN Code : 9780072863123
  • Pages : 451
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Human by Robert Winston

Human
  • Title : Human
  • Author : Robert Winston
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  • Pages : 512
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  • Language : English
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Humanis a comprehensive, highly illustrated account of what makes us what we are- how we evolved, how our bodies develop and work, and how we think and behave both as individuals and as members of society. It not only examines the qualities we all share and that define us as a species, but also highlights the fascinating diversity of human society and culture. Human is genuinely unique. No other book covers all aspects of human life, from evolution and biology to society, culture, and the future of our species Professor Robert Winston is chief UK consultant, backed up by a team of authoritative contributors and consultants from a wide variety of fields The immense variety in society and culture worldwide is revealed through comparative profiles of beliefs, customs, rituals, and the arts Structure and workings of the human body and mind are fully illustrated and explained Panels throughout the book highlight fascinating facts, environmental and health issues, and cutting-edge developments


Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex by Charles Darwin

Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex
  • Title : Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex
  • Author : Charles Darwin
  • Publisher : Barnes & Noble Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 9780760763117
  • Pages : 738
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  • Language : English
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South African Journal of Science by N.A

South African Journal of Science
  • Title : South African Journal of Science
  • Author : N.A
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Videodisc Correlatn GD Modern Biology 99 by Holt Rinehart & Winston

Videodisc Correlatn GD Modern Biology 99
  • Title : Videodisc Correlatn GD Modern Biology 99
  • Author : Holt Rinehart & Winston
  • Publisher : Steck-Vaughn
  • ISBN Code : 9780030530036
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Academic American Encyclopedia by N.A

Academic American Encyclopedia
  • Title : Academic American Encyclopedia
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A twenty-one volume encyclopedia with 32,000 entries and more than 16,000 illustrations.


Biology by N.A

Biology
  • Title : Biology
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