How Humans Evolved

How Humans Evolved
Author: Robert Boyd,Joan B. Silk
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2017-12
Genre: Science
ISBN: 0393603458

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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

How Humans Evolved
Author: Robert Boyd,Joan B. Silk
Publsiher: W. W. Norton
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2017-12
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 0393603466

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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

How Humans Evolved
Author: Robert Boyd,Joan B. Silk
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2018
Genre: Human evolution
ISBN: 0393630110

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How Humans Evolved

How Humans Evolved
Author: Robert Boyd,Joan B. Silk
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 440
Release: 2014-09-16
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9780393936773

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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

Transcendence
Author: Gaia Vince
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 311
Release: 2020-01-21
Genre: Science
ISBN: 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

The Evolution of the Human Head
Author: Daniel Lieberman
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 756
Release: 2011
Genre: MEDICAL
ISBN: 9780674046368

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Dan Lieberman has written an innovative, exhaustively researched and carefully argued book dealing with the evolution of the human head. In it he addresses three interrelated questions. First, why does the human head look the way it does? Second, why did these transformations occur? And third, how is something as complex and vital as the head so variable and evolvable? This book addresses these questions in three sections. The first set of chapters review how human and ape heads grow, both in terms of individual parts (organs and regions) and as an integrated whole. The second section reviews how the head performs its major functions: housing the brain, chewing, swallowing, breathing, vocalizing, thermoregulating, seeing, hearing, tasting, smelling, and balancing during locomotion. The final set of chapters review the fossil evidence for major transformations of the head during human evolution from the divergence of the human and ape lineages through the origins of Homo sapiens. These chapters use developmental and functional insights from the first two sections to speculate on the developmental and selective bases for these transformations.

Apes and Human Evolution

Apes and Human Evolution
Author: Russell H. Tuttle
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 1056
Release: 2014-02-17
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9780674073166

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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.

Evolution Gone Wrong

Evolution Gone Wrong
Author: Alex Bezzerides
Publsiher: Harlequin
Total Pages: 364
Release: 2021-05-18
Genre: Health & Fitness
ISBN: 9781488075858

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“An unforgettable journey through this twisted miracle of evolution we call ‘our body.’” —Spike Carlsen, author of A Walk Around the Block From blurry vision to crooked teeth, ACLs that tear at alarming rates and spines that seem to spend a lifetime falling apart, it’s a curious thing 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. The flaws in our makeup raise more than a few questions, and this detailed foray into the many twists and turns of our ancestral past includes no shortage of curiosity and humor to find the answers. Why is it that human mothers have such a life-endangering experience giving birth? Why are there entire medical specialties for teeth and feet? And why is it that human babies can’t even hold their heads up, but horses are trotting around minutes after they’re born? In this funny, wide-ranging and often surprising book, biologist Alex Bezzerides tells us just where we inherited our adaptable, achy, brilliant bodies in the process of evolution.