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Evolution

Modern Humans. Their African Origin and Global Dispersal

Modern Humans is a vivid account of the most recent—and perhaps the most important—phase of human evolution: the appearance of anatomically modern people (Homo sapiens) in Africa less than half a million years ago and their later spread throughout the world. Leaving no stone unturned, John F. Hoffecker demonstrates that Homo sap...

The brainstem and behavior

Evolution: The Human Story (2nd Edition)

Fully updated with the latest discoveries and research, amazingly realistic illustrations and detailed maps plot eight million years of human development in the context of our genetics, anatomy, behavior, environment, migrations, and culture.This unrivaled illustrated guide to human evolution brings you face-to-face with your an...

On the Origin of Species (Knickerbocker Classics)

In this elegant, portable masterpiece of scientific inquiry, Charles Darwin presents a convincing and engrossing case for his revolutionary theory of evolution by natural selection. The publication of Charles Darwin’s The Origin of Species in 1859 marked a dramatic turning point in scientific thought, but it also ignited a fires...

Evolutionary Psychopathology: A Unified Approach (ebook)

Mental disorders arise from neural and psychological mechanisms that have been built and shaped by natural selection across our evolutionary history. Looking at psychopathology through the lens of evolution is the only way to understand the deeper nature of mental disorders and turn a mass of behavioral, genetic, and neurobiolog...

Ritual, Play and Belief, in Evolution and Early Human Societies

The origins of religion and ritual in humans have been the focus of centuries of thought in archaeology, anthropology, theology, evolutionary psychology and more. Play and ritual have many aspects in common, and ritual is a key component of the early cult practices that underlie the religious systems of societies in all parts of...

Ancestral Dna, Human Origins, and Migrations (Paperback)

Ancestral DNA, Human Origins, and Migrationsdescribes the genesis of humans in Africa and the subsequent story of how our species migrated to every corner of the globe. Different phases of this journey are presented in an integrative format with information from a number of disciplines, including population genetics, evolution, ...

Essentials of Biological Anthropology (Paperback)

Larsen helps engage your students with the dynamic field of biological anthropology. New Anthropology Matters videos encourage students to connect anthropological concepts to the world around them. A highly visual learning tool--InQuizitive--offers a fun, hands-on way to master course concepts. And rigorously current content imm...

A Taste for the Beautiful: The Evolution of Attraction

From one of the world's leading authorities on animal behavior, the astonishing story of how the female brain drives the evolution of beauty in animals and humansDarwin developed the theory of sexual selection to explain why the animal world abounds in stunning beauty, from the brilliant colors of butterflies and fishes to the s...

A Taste for the Beautiful: The Evolution of Attraction

From one of the world's leading authorities on animal behavior, the astonishing story of how the female brain drives the evolution of beauty in animals and humansDarwin developed the theory of sexual selection to explain why the animal world abounds in stunning beauty, from the brilliant colors of butterflies and fishes to the s...