The Journey of Man

The Journey of Man Author Spencer Wells
ISBN-10 069111532X
Release 2002
Pages 224
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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.



The World from Beginnings to 4000 BCE

The World from Beginnings to 4000 BCE Author Ian Tattersall
ISBN-10 9780195167122
Release 2008-02-01
Pages 143
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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

Cosmic Heritage Author Peter Shaver
ISBN-10 9783642202612
Release 2011-08-26
Pages 275
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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

Orion s Guiding Stars Author Marc Ladewig
ISBN-10 9781628942781
Release 2017-04-17
Pages 254
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Orion s Guiding Stars has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Orion s Guiding Stars also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Orion s Guiding Stars book for free.



Crossing and Dwelling

Crossing and Dwelling Author Thomas A. TWEED
ISBN-10 9780674044517
Release 2009-06-30
Pages 288
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A deeply researched and vividly written study, this book depicts religion in place and in movement, dwelling and crossing. Drawing on insights from the natural and social sciences, Tweed's work is grounded in the gritty particulars of distinctive religious practices, even as it moves toward ideas about cross-cultural patterns. It offers a responsible way to think broadly about religion, a topic that is crucial for understanding the contemporary world.



New Approaches to the Study of Religion

New Approaches to the Study of Religion Author Peter Antes
ISBN-10 3110181754
Release 2004
Pages 497
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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

International Economics Author Hendrik Van den Berg
ISBN-10 9781317370666
Release 2016-11-17
Pages 680
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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

Deep Ancestry Author Spencer Wells
ISBN-10 1426201184
Release 2007-01
Pages 247
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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.



Human origins

Human origins Author Rob DeSalle
ISBN-10 UOM:39015077649856
Release 2008
Pages 216
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Ever since the recognition of the Neanderthals as an archaic form of human in the mid-nineteenth century, the fossilized bones of extinct humans have been used by paleoanthropologists to explore human origins. These bones tell the story of how the earliest humans first emerged in Africa some 6 to 7 million years ago. The bones also reveal that as humans became anatomically and behaviorally more modern, they swept out of Africa in waves into Asia, Europe, and finally into the New World. Even as paleoanthropologists continued to make important discoveries, experts in genetics were looking at the human species from a very different angle. In 1953 James Watson and Francis Crick first envisioned the double helix structure of DNA, the basic building block of all life. In the 1970s it was shown that humans share 98.7 percent 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 are located on the DNA strands that make up our chromosomes. In Human Origins: What Bones and Genomes Tell Us about Ourselves, two of the worlds 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.



Genetics A Conceptual Approach

Genetics  A Conceptual Approach Author Benjamin A. Pierce
ISBN-10 9781429232524
Release 2012
Pages 400
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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 www.whfreeman.com/pierce4epreview



Race and Science

Race and Science Author Paul Lawrence Farber
ISBN-10 PSU:000067068005
Release 2009
Pages 234
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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.



Library Journal

Library Journal Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015082964944
Release 2003
Pages
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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.



Public Library Core Collection

Public Library Core Collection Author John Greenfieldt
ISBN-10 0824210948
Release 2008
Pages 1856
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Public Library Core Collection has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Public Library Core Collection also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Public Library Core Collection book for free.



Why We Get Sick

Why We Get Sick Author Randolph M. Nesse
ISBN-10 9780307816009
Release 2012-02-08
Pages 304
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The next time you get sick, consider this before picking up the aspirin: your body may be doing exactly what it's supposed to. In this ground-breaking book, two pioneers of the science of Darwinian medicine argue that illness as well as the factors that predispose us toward it are subject to the same laws of natural selection that otherwise make our bodies such miracles of design. Among the concerns they raise: When may a fever be beneficial? Why do pregnant women get morning sickness? How do certain viruses "manipulate" their hosts into infecting others? What evolutionary factors may be responsible for depression and panic disorder? Deftly summarizing research on disorders ranging from allergies to Alzheimer's, and form cancer to Huntington's chorea, Why We Get Sick, answers these questions and more. The result is a book that will revolutionize our attitudes toward illness and will intrigue and instruct lay person and medical practitioners alike. From the Trade Paperback edition.



Evolution a Very Short Introduction

Evolution  a Very Short Introduction Author Brian Charlesworth
ISBN-10 9780198804369
Release 2017-06-22
Pages 160
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Less than 450 years ago, all European scholars believed that the Earth was at the centre of a Universe that was at most a few million miles in extent, and that the planets, sun, and stars all rotated around this centre. Less than 250 years ago, they believed that the Universe was createdessentially in its present state about 6000 years ago. Even less than 150 years ago, the view that living species were the result of special creation by God was still dominant. The recognition by Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace of the mechanism of evolution by natural selection hascompletely transformed our understanding of the living world, including our own origins. In this Very Short Introduction Brian and Deborah Charlesworth provide a clear and concise summary of the process of evolution by natural selection, and how natural selection gives rise to adaptations and eventually, over many generations, to new species. They introduce the central concepts of thefield of evolutionary biology, as they have developed since Darwin and Wallace on the subject, over 140 years ago, and discuss some of the remaining questions regarding processes. They highlight the wide range of evidence for evolution, and the importance of an evolutionary understanding forinstance in combating the rapid evolution of resistance by bacteria to antibiotics and of HIV to antiviral drugs. This reissue includes some key updates to the main text and a completely updated Further Reading section.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, andenthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.



Choice

Choice Author
ISBN-10 UCSC:32106017384790
Release 2003
Pages
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Choice has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Choice also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Choice book for free.



The Worldwide History of Dress

The Worldwide History of Dress Author Patricia Rieff Anawalt
ISBN-10 UOM:39015074298012
Release 2007
Pages 608
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Chronicles every notable geographical region, historical period, and style of dress and accessories, featuring more than one thousand illustrations of museum-quality artifacts, historical paintings, woodblock prints, and other artworks.