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Becoming Human A Theory of Ontogeny
ISBN: HB: 9780674980853, Harvard University Press, December 2018
392 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 24 illus., 1 table
A radical reconsideration of how we develop the qualities that make us human, based on decades of cutting-edge experimental work by the former director of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. Virtually all theories of how humans h...
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£25,00
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Critical Terms for Animal Studies
ISBN: PB: 9780226355429, ISBN: HB: 9780226355399, University of Chicago Press, November 2018
448 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 1 figure, 1 table
Animal Studies is a rapidly growing interdisciplinary field devoted to examining, understanding, and critically evaluating the complex relationships between humans and other animals. Scholarship in Animal Studies draws on a variety of methodologies t...
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£24,00
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£73,00
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Where Are We Heading? The Evolution of Humans and Things
ISBN: HB: 9780300204094, Yale University Press, October 2018
200 pp., 21x14 cm, 20 black&white illus.
In this engaging exploration, archaeologist Ian Hodder departs from the two prevailing modes of thought about human evolution: the older idea of constant advancement toward a civilized ideal and the newer one of a directionless process of natural sel...
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£20,00
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Dinomania Why We Love, Fear and Are Utterly Enchanted by Dinosaurs
ISBN: HB: 9781789140040, Reaktion Books, October 2018
272 pp., 22x17.1 cm, 150 illus., 75 in colour
At once reptilian and avian, dinosaurs enable us to imagine a world far beyond the usual boundaries of time, culture and physiology. We have envisioned them in diverse and contradictory ways, reflecting, in part, our changing conceptions of ourselves...
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£20,00
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Man the Footballer - Homo Passiens The Missing Link in Human Evolution
ISBN: PB: 9781782551560, Meyer & Meyer Sport, September 2018
352 pp., 21x14.7 cm, 35 colour and black&white illus.
In this book you will discover the truth – that Homo passiens is the missing link in human evolution. That Homo sapiens is a recently arrived imposter in the evolution of the genus Homo – a charlatan, a fraud, a villain, a quack! That all the academi...
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£12,00
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Belonging on an Island Birds, Extinction, and Evolution in Hawai'i
ISBN: HB: 9780300229646, Yale University Press, June 2018
320 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 23 black&white illus.
This natural history takes readers on a thousand-year journey as it explores the Hawaiian Islands' beautiful birds and a variety of topics including extinction, evolution, survival, conservationists and their work, and, most significantly, the concep...
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£40,00
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Feats of Strength How Evolution Shapes Animal Athletic Abilities
ISBN: HB: 9780300222593, Yale University Press, May 2018
296 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 20 black&white illus.
How is it that fish can climb waterfalls, snakes glide, and cheetahs run so fast? Natural and sexual selection has driven the evolution of diverse and amazing athletic abilities throughout the animal kingdom. Integrative biologist Simon Lailvaux draw...
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£20,00
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Universe in Creation A New Understanding of the Big Bang and the Emergence of Life
ISBN: HB: 9780674976078, Harvard University Press, May 2018
288 pp., 20.9x13.4 cm, 17 halftones, 4 line illus.
We know the universe has a history, but does it also have a story of self-creation to tell? Yes, in Roy R. Gould's account. He offers a compelling narrative of how the universe – with no instruction other than its own laws – evolved into billions of...
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£17,00
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First Domestication How Wolves and Humans Coevolved
ISBN: HB: 9780300226164, Yale University Press, February 2018
344 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 25 black&white illus.
In this fascinating book, Raymond Pierotti and Brandy Fogg change the narrative about how wolves became dogs and in turn, humanity's best friend. Rather than describe how people mastered and tamed an aggressive, dangerous species, the authors describ...
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£35,00
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Great Apes A Short History
ISBN: HB: 9780300221374, Yale University Press, February 2018
336 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 25 black&white illus.
This insightful work is a compact but wide-ranging survey of humankind's relationship to the great apes (chimpanzees, bonobos, gorillas, orangutans), from antiquity to the present. Replete with fascinating historical details and anecdotes, it traces...
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£20,00
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