The Journey of Man

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ISBN: 069111532X
Release Date: 2002
Number of pages: 224
Author: Spencer Wells
Publisher: Princeton University Press

Download and read online The Journey of Man in PDF and EPUB Traces the history and origins of human evolution, discussing how the human species spread out of Africa, why different races exist, and who our real ancestors are and are not.

Human Origins

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ISBN: 1585445673
Release Date: 2008
Number of pages: 216
Author: Rob DeSalle
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press

Download and read online Human Origins in PDF and EPUB Ever since the recognition of the Neanderthals as an archaic human in the mid-nineteenth century, the fossilized bones of extinct humans have been used by paleoanthropologists to explore human origins. These bones told the story of how the earliest humans—bipedal apes, actually—first emerged in Africa some 6 to 7 million years ago. Starting about 2 million years ago, the bones revealed, as humans became anatomically and behaviorally more modern, they swept out of Africa in waves into Asia, Europe and finally the New World. Even as paleoanthropologists continued to make important discoveries—Mary Leakey’s Nutcracker Man in 1959, Don Johanson’s Lucy in 1974, and most recently Martin Pickford’s Millennium Man, to name just a few—experts in genetics were looking at the human species from a very different angle. In 1953 James Watson and Francis Crick first saw the double helix structure of DNA, the basic building block of all life. In the 1970s it was shown that humans share 98.7% of their genes with the great apes—that in fact genetically we are more closely related to chimpanzees than chimpanzees are to gorillas. And most recently the entire human genome has been mapped—we now know where each of the genes on the chromosomes that make up DNA is located on the double helix. In Human Origins: What Bones and Genomes Tell Us about Ourselves, two of the world’s foremost scientists, geneticist Rob DeSalle and paleoanthropologist Ian Tattersall, show how research into the human genome confirms what fossil bones have told us about human origins. This unprecedented integration of the fossil and genomic records provides the most complete understanding possible of humanity’s place in nature, its emergence from the rest of the living world, and the evolutionary processes that have molded human populations to be what they are today. Human Origins serves as a companion volume to the American Museum of Natural History’s new permanent exhibit, as well as standing alone as an accessible overview of recent insights into what it means to be human.

The World from Beginnings to 4000 BCE

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ISBN: 9780195167122
Release Date: 2008-02-01
Number of pages: 143
Author: Ian Tattersall
Publisher: Oxford University Press

Download and read online The World from Beginnings to 4000 BCE in PDF and EPUB To be human is to be curious. And one of the things we are most curious about is how we came to be who we are - how we evolved over millions of years to become creatures capable of inquiring into our own evolution. In this lively and readable introduction, renowned anthropologist Ian Tattersall thoroughly examines both the fossil and archeological records to trace human evolution from the earliest beginnings of our zoological family Hominidae, through the emergence of Homo sapiens, tothe Agricultural Revolution. He begins with an accessible overview of evolutionary theory and then explores the major turning points in human evolution: the emergence of the genus Homo, the advantages of bipedalism - the trait that most strongly distinguishes humans from other primates - the birth of the big brain and symbolic thinking, Paleolithic and Neolithic tool-making, and finally the enormously consequential shift from hunter-gatherer to agricultural societies 10,000 years ago in the Fertile Crescent and elsewhere. Focusing particularly on the pattern of events and innovations in human biological and cultural evolution, Tattersall offers illuminating commentary on a wide range of topics, from early intimations of symbolism in Africa to our earliest known artistic expressions - the exquisite Cro-Magnon cave paintings and 30,000 year - old flutes made from vulture bones-to ancient burial rites, the beginnings of language, the likely causes of Neanderthal extinction, the relationship between agriculture and Christianity, and the still unsolved mysteries of human consciousness. Complemented by a wealth of illustrations and written with the grace and accessibility for which Tattersall is widely admired,The World from Beginnings to 4000 BCE invites us to take a closer look at the strange and distant beings who, over the course of millions of years, would become us.

Cosmic Heritage

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ISBN: 9783642202612
Release Date: 2011-08-26
Number of pages: 275
Author: Peter Shaver
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

Download and read online Cosmic Heritage in PDF and EPUB This book follows the evolutionary trail all the way from the Big Bang 13.7 billion years ago to conscious life today. It offers a popular account of the big questions of life and modern science, and discusses the possibility of life elsewhere in the Universe.

Orion s Guiding Stars

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ISBN: 9781628942781
Release Date: 2017-04-17
Number of pages: 254
Author: Marc Ladewig
Publisher: Algora Publishing

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Dr Gundry s Diet Evolution

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ISBN: 0307409686
Release Date: 2008-03-11
Number of pages: 304
Author: Dr. Steven R. Gundry
Publisher: Harmony

Download and read online Dr Gundry s Diet Evolution in PDF and EPUB "Dr. Gundry has crafted a wise program with a powerful track record.” –Mehmet Oz, M.D. Does losing weight and staying healthy feel like a battle? Well, it’s really a war. Your enemies are your own genes, backed by millions of years of evolution, and the only way to win is to outsmart them. Renowned surgeon and founder of Gundry MD, Dr. Steven Gundry’s revolutionary book shares the health secrets other doctors won’t tell you: • Why plants are “good” for you because they’re “bad” for you, and meat is “bad” because it’s “good” for you • Why plateauing on this diet is actually a sign that you’re on the right track • Why artificial sweeteners have the same effects as sugar on your health and your waistline • Why taking antacids, statins, and drugs for high blood pressure and arthritis masks health issues instead of addressing them Along with the meal planner, 70 delicious recipes, and inspirational stories, Dr. Gundry’s easy-to-memorize tips will keep you healthy and on course.

New Approaches to the Study of Religion

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ISBN: 3110181754
Release Date: 2004
Number of pages: 497
Author: Peter Antes
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

Download and read online New Approaches to the Study of Religion in PDF and EPUB Internationally recognized scholars from many parts of the world provide a critical survey of recent developments and achievements in the global field of religious studies. The work follows in the footsteps of two former publications: Classical Approaches to the Study of Religion, edited by Jacques Waardenburg (1973), and Contemporary Approaches to the Study of Religion, edited by Frank Whaling (1984/85). New Approaches to the Study of Religion completes the survey of the comparative study of religion in the twentieth century by focussing on the past two decades. Many of the chapters, however, are also pathbreaking and point the way to future approaches.

International Economics

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ISBN: 9781317370666
Release Date: 2016-11-17
Number of pages: 680
Author: Hendrik Van den Berg
Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Download and read online International Economics in PDF and EPUB Now in its third edition, Hendrik Van den Berg’s International Economics: A Heterodox Approach covers all of the standard topics taught in undergraduate international economics courses. Written in a friendly and approachable style, this new edition is unique in that it presents the key orthodox neoclassical models of international trade and investment, while supplementing them with a variety of heterodox approaches. This pluralist approach is intended to give economics students a more realistic understanding of the international economy than standard textbooks can provide. Changes to the new edition include: updates throughout to reflect recent world events, including coverage of trade negotiations and the Greek crisis; expanded discussion of pluralist approaches with more coverage of alternative schools of thought; discussions of the growing financialization of global economic activity; additional real-world examples; increased coverage of environmental issues; transnational corporations and their behavior in the international economy; the difference between international investment and international finance; and monetary history; a consolidated and updated chapter on international banking. This book also maintains a broad perspective that links economic activity to the social and natural spheres of human activity, with emphasis on the distributional and environmental effects of international trade, investment, finance, and migration. Chapter summaries, key terms and concepts, problems and questions, and a glossary are included in the book. A Student Study Guide and an Instructor’s Manual are available online.

Deep Ancestry

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ISBN: 1426201184
Release Date: 2007-01
Number of pages: 247
Author: Spencer Wells
Publisher: National Geographic Books

Download and read online Deep Ancestry in PDF and EPUB A scientist and explorer describes his ambitious genetic research project to map the ancient roots and mystery of human origins, explaining how an individual's DNA can provide a key piece in the puzzle of human history and his landmark efforts to test genetic profiles of people from around the world to trace the depths of our common origins. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.

Genetics A Conceptual Approach

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ISBN: 9781429232524
Release Date: 2012
Number of pages: 400
Author: Benjamin A. Pierce
Publisher: Macmillan

Download and read online Genetics A Conceptual Approach in PDF and EPUB Ben Pierce is recognized for his ability to make the complex subject of genetics as accessible as possible, giving students the big picture. By helping students easily identify the key concepts in genetics and by helping them make connections among concepts, Pierce allows students to learn the material with greater ease. W.H. Freeman is proud to introduce the Fourth Edition of Pierce’s Genetics: A Conceptual Approach. Visit the preview site at

Library Journal

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ISBN: UOM:39015082964944
Release Date: 2003
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Download and read online Library Journal in PDF and EPUB Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.

Race and Science

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ISBN: PSU:000067068005
Release Date: 2009
Number of pages: 234
Author: Paul Lawrence Farber

Download and read online Race and Science in PDF and EPUB During the course of American history, scientific theories have been used to legitimate racial ideas that in turn have been important in creating and interpreting the law. Race and Science collects essays from leading voices in law, history, history of science, botany, and the social sciences, resulting in a rich and comprehensive multidisciplinary exploration of the roots of and the scientific challenges to racial essentialism. The notion that someone's racial identity and characteristics define everything of importance about them has become deeply embedded in American culture, society, and science. These essays illuminate the roots of this belief and present case studies that explore how and why natural and social scientists have challenged these racist views. Race and Science will be of interest to historians, social scientists, educators, and scientists, and others interested in racism as a phenomenon in American culture.

Genes Peoples and Languages

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ISBN: 0140296026
Release Date: 2001
Number of pages: 240
Author: Luigi Luca Cavalli-Sforza
Publisher: Penguin Books, Limited (UK)

Download and read online Genes Peoples and Languages in PDF and EPUB Historians relying on written records can tell us nothing about the 99.9 per cent of human evolution which preceded the invention of writing. It is the study of generic variation, backed up by language and archaeology, which provides concrete evidence about the spread of cultural innovations, the movements of people across the globe, the precise links between races, and the sheer unscientific absurdity of racism. Cavalli-Sforza was both a pioneer in the field and the world's leading contributor to it. This book offers a wonderfully accessible account of his key results.

Public Library Core Collection

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ISBN: 0824210948
Release Date: 2008
Number of pages: 1856
Author: John Greenfieldt
Publisher: Hw Wilson Co

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Filename: choice.pdf
ISBN: UCSC:32106017384790
Release Date: 2003
Number of pages:

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