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The Human Evolution Coloring Book 2e

The Human Evolution Coloring Book  2e Author Coloring Concepts Inc.
ISBN-10 9780062737175
Release 2001-02-06
Pages 352
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The completely revised Human Evolution Coloring Book Provides an authoritative, scientific background for understanding the origins of humanity Includes new discoveries and information essential for students of anthropology, primatology, paleontology, comparative anatomy, and genetics Brings together evidence from living primates, fossils, and molecular studies Explains the latest dating methods, including radioactive, paleomagnetic, and molecular clocks Surveys the world of living primates, their ecology, locomotion, diet, behavior, and life histories Clarifies the anatomical and behavioral similarities and differences between ourselves and our closest living relatives, the chimpanzee and the gorilla Resolves some long-standing mysteries about our relationship to the extinct Neanderthals



The Evolution of the Horse

The Evolution of the Horse Author Patricia J. Wynne
ISBN-10 9780486467955
Release 2008-09-19
Pages 32
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Everyone who loves horses will be amazed to see the many forms these creatures have taken since their first appearance over 50 million years ago. Thirty images range from the very first horse, which was no bigger than a house cat, to the familiar animals of today.



The Evolving Female

The Evolving Female Author Mary Ellen Morbeck
ISBN-10 1400822068
Release 1996-12-09
Pages 344
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A human female is born, lives her life, and dies within the space of a few decades, but the shape of her life has been strongly influenced by 50 million years of primate evolution and more than 100 million years of mammalian evolution. How the individual female plays out the stages of her life--from infancy, through the reproductive period, to old age--and how these stages have been formed by a long evolutionary process, is the theme of this collection. Written by leading scholars in fields ranging from evolutionary biology to cultural anthropology, these essays together examine what it means to be female, integrating the life histories of marine mammals, monkeys, apes, and humans. The result is a fascinating inquiry into the similarities among the ways females of different species balance the need for survival with their role in reproduction and mothering. The Evolving Female offers an outlook integrating life history with an intimate examination of female life paths. Behavior, anatomy and physiology, growth and development, cultural identity of women, the individual, and the society are among the topics investigated. In addition to the editors, the contributors are Linda Fedigan, Kathryn Ono, Joanne Reiter, Barbara Smuts, Mariko Hiraiwa-Hasegawa, Mary McDonald Pavelka, Caroline Pond, Robin McFarland, Silvana Borgognini Tarli and Elena Repetto, Gilda Morelli, Patricia Draper, Catherine Panter-Brick, Virginia J. Vitzthum, Alison Jolly, and Beverly McLeod.



50 Great Myths of Human Evolution

50 Great Myths of Human Evolution Author John H. Relethford
ISBN-10 9780470673928
Release 2017-01-17
Pages 304
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50 Great Myths of Human Evolution uses common misconceptions to explore basic theory and research in human evolution and strengthen critical thinking skills for lay readers and students. Examines intriguing—yet widely misunderstood—topics, from general ideas about evolution and human origins to the evolution of modern humans and recent trends in the field Describes what fossils, archaeology, and genetics can tell us about human origins Demonstrates the ways in which science adapts and changes over time to incorporate new evidence and better explanations Includes myths such as “Humans lived at the same time as dinosaurs;” “Lucy was so small because she was a child;” “Our ancestors have always made fire;” and “There is a strong relationship between brain size and intelligence” Comprised of stand-alone essays that are perfect for casual reading, as well as footnotes and references that allow readers to delve more deeply into topics



The Secret of Our Success

The Secret of Our Success Author Joseph Henrich
ISBN-10 9781400873296
Release 2015-10-27
Pages 464
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Humans are a puzzling species. On the one hand, we struggle to survive on our own in the wild, often failing to overcome even basic challenges, like obtaining food, building shelters, or avoiding predators. On the other hand, human groups have produced ingenious technologies, sophisticated languages, and complex institutions that have permitted us to successfully expand into a vast range of diverse environments. What has enabled us to dominate the globe, more than any other species, while remaining virtually helpless as lone individuals? This book shows that the secret of our success lies not in our innate intelligence, but in our collective brains—on the ability of human groups to socially interconnect and learn from one another over generations. Drawing insights from lost European explorers, clever chimpanzees, mobile hunter-gatherers, neuroscientific findings, ancient bones, and the human genome, Joseph Henrich demonstrates how our collective brains have propelled our species' genetic evolution and shaped our biology. Our early capacities for learning from others produced many cultural innovations, such as fire, cooking, water containers, plant knowledge, and projectile weapons, which in turn drove the expansion of our brains and altered our physiology, anatomy, and psychology in crucial ways. Later on, some collective brains generated and recombined powerful concepts, such as the lever, wheel, screw, and writing, while also creating the institutions that continue to alter our motivations and perceptions. Henrich shows how our genetics and biology are inextricably interwoven with cultural evolution, and how culture-gene interactions launched our species on an extraordinary evolutionary trajectory. Tracking clues from our ancient past to the present, The Secret of Our Success explores how the evolution of both our cultural and social natures produce a collective intelligence that explains both our species' immense success and the origins of human uniqueness.



Our Origins

Our Origins Author Clark Spencer Larsen
ISBN-10 9780393921434
Release 2014-02-01
Pages 576
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The Third Edition of this best-selling text now includes an update to the evolutionary primate taxonomy and even more tools to help students grasp the major concepts in physical anthropology—including new, photorealistic art.



How Humans Evolved

How Humans Evolved Author Robert Boyd
ISBN-10 9780393936773
Release 2014-09-16
Pages 440
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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.



Reconstructing Human Origins

Reconstructing Human Origins Author Glenn C. Conroy
ISBN-10 9780393912890
Release 2012-02-13
Pages 732
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Reconstructing Human Origins is the most authoritative, comprehensive, and popular paleoanthropology textbook available. Respected anthropologists Glenn Conroy and new coauthor Herman Pontzer use clear writing and abundant, carefully chosen illustrations to illuminate key concepts and help students get the most out of the course. This definitive paleoanthropology text has been fully revised to keep pace with all of the exciting recent developments in the field.



The Accidental Species

The Accidental Species Author Henry Gee
ISBN-10 9780226044989
Release 2013-10-15
Pages 232
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The idea of a missing link between humanity and our animal ancestors predates evolution and popular science and actually has religious roots in the deist concept of the Great Chain of Being. Yet, the metaphor has lodged itself in the contemporary imagination, and new fossil discoveries are often hailed in headlines as revealing the elusive transitional step, the moment when we stopped being “animal” and started being “human.” In The Accidental Species, Henry Gee, longtime paleontology editor at Nature, takes aim at this misleading notion, arguing that it reflects a profound misunderstanding of how evolution works and, when applied to the evolution of our own species, supports mistaken ideas about our own place in the universe. Gee presents a robust and stark challenge to our tendency to see ourselves as the acme of creation. Far from being a quirk of religious fundamentalism, human exceptionalism, Gee argues, is an error that also infects scientific thought. Touring the many features of human beings that have recurrently been used to distinguish us from the rest of the animal world, Gee shows that our evolutionary outcome is one possibility among many, one that owes more to chance than to an organized progression to supremacy. He starts with bipedality, which he shows could have arisen entirely by accident, as a by-product of sexual selection, moves on to technology, large brain size, intelligence, language, and, finally, sentience. He reveals each of these attributes to be alive and well throughout the animal world—they are not, indeed, unique to our species. The Accidental Species combines Gee’s firsthand experience on the editorial side of many incredible paleontological findings with healthy skepticism and humor to create a book that aims to overturn popular thinking on human evolution—the key is not what’s missing, but how we’re linked.



The Biology Coloring Book

The Biology Coloring Book Author Robert D. Griffin
ISBN-10 9780064603072
Release 1986-09-10
Pages 256
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Readers experience for themselves how the coloring of a carefully designed picture almost magically creates understanding. Indispensable for every biology student.



Evolution

Evolution Author Annu Kilpelainen
ISBN-10 1908714166
Release 2014-09-18
Pages 32
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An interactive coloring book featuring flaps, stencils and die cut elements alongside bold illustration and concise explanations of evolution.



Serengeti III

Serengeti III Author A. R. E. Sinclair
ISBN-10 9780226760353
Release 2009-05-15
Pages 512
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Serengeti National Park is one of the world’s most diverse ecosystems, a natural laboratory for ecology, evolution, and conservation, with a history that dates back at least four million years to the beginnings of human evolution. The third book of a ground- breaking series, Serengeti III is the result of a long-term integrated research project that documents changes to this unique ecosystem every ten years. Bringing together researchers from a wide range of disciplines—ecologists, paleontologists, economists, social scientists, mathematicians, and disease specialists— this volume focuses on the interactions between the natural system and the human-dominated agricultural system. By examining how changes in rainfall, wildebeest numbers, commodity prices, and human populations have impacted the Serengeti ecosystem, the authors conclude that changes in the natural system have affected human welfare just as changes in the human system have impacted the natural world. To promote both the conservation of biota and the sustainability of human welfare, the authors recommend community-based conservation and protected-area conservation. Serengeti III presents a timely and provocative look at the conservation status of one of earth’s most renowned ecosystems.



Principles of Brain Evolution

Principles of Brain Evolution Author Georg F. Striedter
ISBN-10 0878938206
Release 2005
Pages 436
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Aimed at advanced undergraduate and graduate students, this textbook describes some of the basic principles affecting brain evolution. The author refers to data from a wide array of vertebrates while minimizing technical jargon. Particular attention has been paid to the ways in which changes in brain structure impact function and behavior. The volume concludes with a discussion on how mammal brains diverged from other brains and how Homo sapiens evolved a very large and special brain.



Human Beginnings in South Africa

Human Beginnings in South Africa Author H. J. Deacon
ISBN-10 0864864175
Release 1999
Pages 214
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The Stone Age is now beginning to be recognised as vital in establishing who we are and where we have come from. This period has long been neglected.



Icons of Evolution

Icons of Evolution Author Jonathan Wells
ISBN-10 9781596985339
Release 2002-01-01
Pages 338
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Everything you were taught about evolution is wrong.



A Colorful Introduction to the Anatomy of the Human Brain

A Colorful Introduction to the Anatomy of the Human Brain Author John P. J. Pinel
ISBN-10 0205548741
Release 2007-09-01
Pages 231
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Enter the fascinating world of the human brain and its amazing abilities with this colorful introduction to brain anatomy! "A Colorful Introduction to the Anatomy of the Human Brain: A Brain and Psychology Coloring Book" was written by John Pinel and illustrated by Maggie Edwards, a team renowned for their ability to engage and fascinate the reader with their simple, cutting edge portrayals of the body's most complex organ and its psychological functions. This hands-on workbook provides and easy and enjoyable means of learning and reviewing the fundamentals of human neuroanatomy through the acclaimed directed-coloring method. Because the text deals with only key concepts and progresses in small, logical, easy-to-learn increments, it is ideal for beginning students, professionals and lay people alike. "A Colorful Introduction to the Anatomy of the Human Brain: A Braining and Psychology Coloring Book" includes these innovations: Many of the brain structures that are introduced in this book are examined from two perspectives: structural and functional. Part 1 introduces, defines and illustrates the location of the major brain structures, while Part 2 describes their psychological functions and positions in functioning circuits. The illustrations and text are designed to introduce key concepts and major structures clearly and simply without unnecessary detail, focusing only on key neuroanatomical concepts and structures. A fold-over cover flap attached to the back cover can be used to cover illustration labels on the pages in the book for review and self-testing. Each chapter ends with a series of review exercises that help you test your progress in four ways Each learning unit appears in a consistent two-page format to facilitate acquisition.



The Human Species An Introduction to Biological Anthropology

The Human Species  An Introduction to Biological Anthropology Author John Relethford
ISBN-10 0078034981
Release 2012-05-01
Pages 544
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In its ninth edition, The Human Species continues to provide a comprehensive approach to biological anthropology, especially the relationship between biology and culture, behavior in an evolutionary context, and humans as a species within the primate order. With its lively narrative and emphasis on the most current topics and findings in the field, The Human Species explores the major questions that concern biological anthropologists about our species.