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  • The 10 Things You Should Know About the Creation Vs. Evolution Debate

    By Ron Rhodes

    Our Price: $14.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780736911528
    • Publisher: Harvest House Pub
    • Published: January 2004
  • The 10,000 Year Explosion: How Civilization Accelerated Human Evolution

    By Gregory Cochran

    Our Price: $17.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780465020423
    • Publisher: Basic Books
    • Published: October 2010
    Scientists have long believed that a ?great leap forward” some 40,000 to 50,000 years ago in Europe marked the end of significant biological evolution in humans. But top scholars Gregory Cochran and Henry Harpending argue otherwise: not only has the human species undergone a storm of genetic change after civilization arose, human evolution has in fact accelerated, and these ongoing changes have played a pivotal role in history.
  • The 360 Manual of Knowledge

    By Michael Bey

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    • ISBN-13: 9781720772101
    • Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • The 4 States of Consciousness

    By Michael Mathiesen

    Our Price: $15.45
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781533018960
    • Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • 40 Days and 40 Nights: Darwin, Intelligent Design, God, Oxycontin and Other Oddities on Trial In Pennsylvania

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780061179464
    • Publisher: Collins
    • Published: March 2008
    A great-great grandson of Charles Darwin documents the fierce religious debate currently taking place in Pennsylvania, documenting the high-profile Kitzmiller v. Dover Board of Education case through which evolution, rather than the Bush-supported "intelligent design" theory, was maintained as the educational curriculum. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.
  • 50 Great Myths of Human Evolution: Understanding Misconceptions about Our Origins

    By John H. Relethford

    Our Price: $29.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780470673928
    • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
    • Published: January 2017
    Where do we come from? How are we related to other creatures? What is uniquely human? Are we still evolving? 50 Great Myths of Human Evolution explores common myths and misconceptions surrounding the story of human evolution. It examines intriguing yet widely misunderstood topics--from evolution and human origins to the evolution of modern humans, to recent trends in the field dispelling myths along the way such as: Natural selection always works; Australopithecus was a killer ape; Neandertals walked bent over and were dumb brutes; Civilization has been influenced by extraterrestrials, and, We can predict the future of human evolution. 50 lively and engaging essays provide the perfect introduction for the inquisitive reader and for students studying the field. Each myth succinctly summarizes the topic and reviews the current state of theory and research in the area. Footnotes and references are also provided throughout to allow for further research into topics of particular interest. Together, these short writings uncover what fossils, archeology, and genetics can tell us about human origins and demonstrate the ways in which science adapts and changes over time to incorporate new evidence and better explanations. A compendium of the most up-to-date and fascinating information in human evolution, this guide also equips readers with the skills to question and critically evaluate the field as it changes in the future.
  • 99% Ape: How Evolution Adds Up

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780226757780
    • Publisher: UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO PRESS
    • Published: April 2009
     In his lifetime, Charles Darwin was roundly mocked for suggesting that humans were descended from apes, and even in our own day, the teaching of evolution remains controversial. But in the century and a half since the publication of On the Origin of Species, our increasingly sophisticated understanding of genetics has borne out Darwin's theory: humans share 99% of their genes with chimps (and many even with grapes!).            99% Ape offers an accessible, straightforward introduction to evolution, beginning with Darwin's discoveries and continuing through the latest genetic discoveries. Edited by Jonathan Silvertown, the volume brings together experts in a variety of fields pertinent to evolution, from paleobiology to planetary science, comparative anatomy to zoology, and even—for a discussion of legal battles surrounding the teaching of evolution—law. Interwoven with these varied accounts of evolution and its impact are vignettes from Darwin's life that illustrate the continuity of thought that links Darwin's work to today's cutting-edge research.            Beautifully illustrated, 99% Ape is a perfect companion to the upcoming celebration of Darwin's bicentennial and a bracing reminder of the important role evolution still has to play in our understanding of our origins—and our possible futures.
  • The Acceleration of Cultural Change: From Ancestors to Algorithms

    By R. Alexander Bentley

    Our Price: $24.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780262036955
    • Publisher: The MIT Press
    • Published: August 2017
  • Acquiring Genomes

    By Lynn Margulis

    Our Price: $16.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780465043927
    • Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS
    • Published: June 2003
    Theorizes that the acquisition of new genomes by symbiotic merger is a more important source of speciation than random mutation, citing flaws in modern synthesis while presenting arguments for the actual sources of inherited variation that give rise to new species. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.
  • The Action of Natural Selection on Man

    By Alfred Russel Wallace

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    • ISBN-13: 9781375447362
    • Publisher: Andesite Press
  • Adaptation

    By Michael R. Rose

    Our Price: $92.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780125964210
    • Publisher: Academic Pr
    • Published: September 1996
  • Adaptation and Natural Selection: A Critique of Some Current Evolutionary Thought

    By George C. Williams

    Our Price: $18.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780691026152
    • Publisher: PRINCETON UP
    • Published: 1996
  • Adaptation and Natural Selection: A Critique of Some Current Evolutionary Thought (Princeton Science Library)

    By George C. Williams

    Our Price: $20.65
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780691182865
    • Publisher: Princeton University Press
    • Published: October 2018
  • Adaptationism and Optimality

    By Steven Hecht Orzack

    Our Price: $48.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780521598361
    • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
    • Published: June 2001
  • The Adapted Mind: Evolutionary Psychology and the Generation of Culture

    By Jerome H. Barkow

    Our Price: $71.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780195101072
    • Publisher: Oxford University Press
    • Published: October 1995
    Although researchers have long been aware that the species-typical architecture of the human mind is the product of our evolutionary history, it has only been in the last three decades that advances in such fields as evolutionary biology, cognitive psychology, and paleoanthropology have made the fact of our evolution illuminating. Converging findings from a variety of disciplines are leading to the emergence of a fundamentally new view of the human mind, and with it a new framework for the behavioral and social sciences. First, with the advent of the cognitive revolution, human nature can finally be defined precisely as the set of universal, species-typical information-processing programs that operate beneath the surface of expressed cultural variability. Second, this collection of cognitive programs evolved in the Pleistocene to solve the adaptive problems regularly faced by our hunter-gatherer ancestors--problems such as mate selection, language acquisition, cooperation, and sexual infidelity. Consequently, the traditional view of the mind as a general-purpose computer, tabula rasa, or passive recipient of culture is being replaced by the view that the mind resembles an intricate network of functionally specialized computers, each of which imposes contentful structure on human mental organization and culture. The Adapted Mind explores this new approach--evolutionary psychology--and its implications for a new view of culture.

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