256 pages, B/w photos, 216 illus, maps, figs
As in earlier editions of this popular textbook, the author takes a view of human evolutionary history in the context of behavioural ecology. Includes coverage of the most recent fossil discoveries, including the three new species of early humans.
This fifth edition has been thoroughly updated to include coverage of the latest discoveries and perspectives.
Part I: Human Evolution in Perspective
Part II: Background to Human Evolution
Part III: Humans as Animals
Part IV: Hominin Beginnings
Part V: The Hominin Adaptation
Part VI: Homo erectus: Biology and Behavior
Part VII: Origin of Modern Humans
Part VIII: The Human Milieu
Part IX: New Worlds
This book should neither be on your coffee table nor in your waste-paper box. It should not even be on one of your book-shelves. It shoud be on your desk, within reach, and always immediately at hand whenever wanted. A good buy! PalArch, January 2006 "This is an excellent book for reference and, for the intelligent student who wants to go into real depth, this is an effective, user-friendly and up-to-date resource." Institute of Biology, July 2006
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