A Pocket History Of Human Evolution

Author: Silvana Condemi
Editor: The Experiment
ISBN: 1615196056
File Size: 66,15 MB
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Why aren’t we more like other apes? How did we win the evolutionary race? Find out how “wise” Homo sapiens really are. Prehistory has never been more exciting: New discoveries are overturning long-held theories left and right. Stone tools in Australia date back 65,000 years—a time when, we once thought, the first Sapiens had barely left Africa. DNA sequencing has unearthed a new hominid group—the Denisovans—and confirmed that crossbreeding with them (and Neanderthals) made Homo sapiens who we are today. A Pocket History of Human Evolution brings us up-to-date on the exploits of all our ancient relatives. Paleoanthropologist Silvana Condemi and science journalist François Savatier consider what accelerated our evolution: Was it tools, our “large” brains, language, empathy, or something else entirely? And why are we the sole survivors among many early bipedal humans? Their conclusions reveal the various ways ancient humans live on today—from gossip as modern “grooming” to our gendered division of labor—and what the future might hold for our strange and unique species.

Human Evolution A Very Short Introduction

Author: Bernard Wood
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0192567624
File Size: 44,75 MB
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The study of human evolution is advancing rapidly. Newly discovered fossil evidence is adding ever more pieces to the puzzle of our past, whilst revolutionary technological advances in the study of ancient DNA are completely reshaping theories of early human populations and migrations. In this Very Short Introduction Bernard Wood traces the history of paleoanthropology from its beginnings in the eighteenth century to the very latest fossil finds. In this new edition he discusses how Ancient DNA studies have revolutionized how we view the recent (post-550 ka) human evolution, and the process of speciation. The combination of ancient and modern human DNA has contributed to discoveries of new taxa, as well as the suggestion of 'ghost' taxa whose fossil records still remain to be discovered. Considering the contributions of related sciences such as paleoclimatology, geochronology, systematics, genetics, and developmental biology, Wood explores our latest understandings of our own evolution. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

A Pocket History Of The United States

Author: Allan Nevins
Editor: Pocket Books
ISBN: 9780671704957
File Size: 69,89 MB
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"A Pocket History of the United States" traces the history of the nation that is, today, the oldest constitutional democracy in the world. Written by distinguished American historians, it has more than 2,000,000 copies in print worldwide and is one of the classic works in its field.

Earth Sciences History

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Humankind Emerging

Author: Bernard Grant Campbell
Editor: Addison-Wesley Educational Publishers
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Humankind Emerging

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Pocket History Of Scotland

Author: David Ross
Editor: Geddes & Grosset, Limited
ISBN: 9781842051450
File Size: 78,21 MB
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This original. concisely written history of Scotland charts the long, painful, sometimes tragic, often inspiring, process that has formed the Scottish people of today. Fully indexed, it is the ideal reference book for anyone with an interest in the social and historical development of Scotland.

A History Of Children

Author: A. R. Colón
Editor: Greenwood
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Examines children's status and treatment in world societies beginning with prehistory.

Annual Review Of Anthropology

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Annual compilation of critical articles from all areas of the discipline of anthropology.

Eurasian Prehistory

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In This Pocket Of The Universe

Author: Steve Ferzacca
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A History Of Russia The Soviet Union And Beyond

Author: David MacKenzie
Editor: Wadsworth Publishing Company
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File Size: 61,31 MB
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In this revision of their best-selling text, MacKenzie and Curran present a clear and objective account of the history of Russians and other eastern Slavs from its beginnings in ancient Rus to the demise of the Soviet Union and, most recently, the Putin presidency. Acclaimed in the field for its clarity, comprehensiveness, and accuracy, the text balances social/cultural history with political history. The authors' approach weaves the external geographic determinism of the Eurasian school and the organic, inner-oriented approach of Russian historians.

Cumulative Book Index

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Natural History

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Ancestral Grace

Author: Diarmuid Ó Murchú
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File Size: 31,11 MB
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".....It's the story of the human race and God's unfailing presence. ...." "This fascinating account of humankind, from our beginnings in Africa seven million years ago to the present, blends history, anthropology, and spirituality to demonstrate that god has been and always will be with us. ...[from back cover]

Catalog Of The United States Geological Survey Library

Author: U.S. Geological Survey Library
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Genetics Abstracts

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New York Pocket Guide

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Editor: Berlitz
ISBN: 9782831524986
File Size: 33,54 MB
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With over 40 million copies sold worldwide, Berlitz Pocket Guides have been long renowned for their ease of use and portability by booksellers and travelers alike. Redesigned and updated, Pocket Guides continue to provide a world of information for travel at any budget -- and still fit into a pocket. Each guide includes: -- New foreign language and cultural tips featured in sidebar columns -- Updated hotel and restaurant information, catering to a variety of budgets and tastes -- New eye-catching, modern covers -- Four-color interior design and graphics -- Color-coded quick-reference sections with lists of most frequently used phrases and expressions -- Convenient fold-out, quick-view front-cover flaps -- Maps and town plans with 3D icons of main sights -- Updated information covering amenities, transport, and emergencies -- Practical advice for leisure and business travel -- Comprehensive recommendations for shopping, sports, festivals, and nightlife