The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Human Evolution

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9780521323703: The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Human Evolution

A wide-ranging introduction to the human species that places modern humans in evolutionary perspective. Covering a diverse range of subjects from genetics, primatology and fossil origins to human biology and ecology, emphasis is placed on the biological diversity of modern people and the increasing convergence of the fossil and genetic evidence for human evolution that has emerged.

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'… truly useful to a wide range of readers within anthropology, including graduate and undergraduate students as well as professors … There is no better source for finding brief, accurate, and current synopses of the issues, problems and methods of analysis within the domain of human evolutionary studies.' American Journal of Physical Anthropology

' … one of the best reference books of all time.' The Good Book Guide

'What an encyclopedia this is! You can read it confident you are getting the authoritative, well-informed and up-to-date view of qualified experts.' Richard Dawkins

' … a feast of information for anyone interested in the history of our species … If (whether student or professional) you're interested in human evolution, you'll want to have this volume handy.' Ian Tattersall, Nature

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The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Human Evolution is a wide-ranging introduction to the human species that places modern humans in evolutionary perspective. Over seventy scholars world-wide have worked on the encyclopedia, covering a range of subjects from genetics, primatology and fossil origins to human biology and ecology, brain function and behaviour, demography and disease. Emphasis is placed throughout on the biological diversity of modern people and the increasing convergence of the fossil and genetic evidence for human evolution that has emerged. Due to the need to look at humankind in the context of our closest relatives, the encyclopedia also pays particular attention to the evolution and ecology of other living primates - lemurs, lorises, tarsiers, monkeys and apes. It deals with the evolution and ecology of human society, as reconstructed from archaeological remains, and from studies of tribal peoples and living primates today. It considers the biology of uniquely human abilities such as language and upright walking, and it reviews the biological future of humankind in the face of modern challenges.

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Descripción Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1994. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Reprint Edition. 506 pages. Hardcover with dustjacket. New book. EVOLUTION. This is a new and refreshing introduction to the human species that places modern humans squarely in evolutionary perspective and treats evolution itself as a continuing genetic process in which every one of us is involved. Over seventy scholars worldwide have collaborated on the Encyclopedia, which is divided into ten main sections. Following a keynote introduction asking simply "What makes us human?", the coverage ranges widely: from genetics, primatology and fossil origins to human biology and ecology, brain function and behavior, and demography and disease. Emphasis is placed throughout on the biological diversity of modern people and the increasing convergence of the fossil and genetic evidence for human evolution that has emerged in recent years. Because of the need to look at humankind in the context of our closest relatives, the Encyclopedia also pays particular attention to the evolution and ecology of the living primates--lemurs, lorises, monkeys and apes. It deals with the evolution and ecology of human society, as reconstructed from archaeological remains, and from studies of indigenous peoples and living primates today. It considers the biology of uniquely human abilities such as language and upright walking, and it reviews the biological future of humankind in the face of challenges greater than those ever before experienced. Boxes highlighting key issues and techniques are provided throughout the text, and there are numerous maps, photographs, diagrams, and ready-reference tables--all the reader needs in a single volume to acquire a comprehensive knowledge of how humankind has developed and how scientists set about investigating the origin of our species. The contents of this book is as follows: 1. Introduction: what makes us human?; 2. Patterns of primate evolution; 3. The life of primates; 4. The brain and language; 5. Primate social organisation; 6. Human evolution in geological context; 7. The primate fossil record; 8. Primate genetics and evolution; 9. Genetic clues of relatedness; 10. Early human behaviour and ecology; 11. Human populations, past and present; 12. Conclusion: the evolutionary future of humankind. Includes an Index. "This book is unquestionably the best reference work dedicated to human evolution yet published.The stunning computer-generated composite image of human and chimpanzee faces that graces the cover illustrates the unmistakable link between humans and other primates that is emphasized on the pages within.The book resembles and reads like a textbook as much as an encyclopedia.This work is a comprehensive catalog of present knowledge and thus an absolutely essential source for all libraries." Library Journal (Key Words: Humans, Steve Jones, Robert Martin, Evolution, Genetics, Primatology, Fossils, Biology, Ecology, Brain, Behavior, Gorillas, Demography, Disease, Biolgical Diversity, Primates, Lemurs, Lorises, Monkeys, Apes, Language, Walking, Future, David Pilbeam, Sarah Bunney, Richard Dawkins, Worms, Hominids, Skulls,Tools. Polymorphism, Pa;eolithic Age, Olduvai Gorge, Marmosets, Locomotion, Jaws, Hormones, Fayum Depression, DNA, Chromosomes, Bones, Baboons, Australian Aborigines). book. Nº de ref. de la librería 42209X2

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