Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Human Evolution, 2 Volume Set
Bernard Wood (Editor)
June 2011, Wiley-Blackwell
Price: US$ 560.00
This comprehensive A to Z encyclopedia provides extensive coverage of important scientific terms related to improving our understanding of how we evolved. Specifically, the 5,000 entries cover evidence and methods used to investigate the relationships among the living great apes, evidence about what makes the behavior of modern humans distinctive, and evidence about the evolutionary history of that distinctiveness, as well as information about modern methods used to trace the recent evolutionary history of modern human populations. This text provides a resource for everyone studying the emergence of Homo sapiens.
The Foreword by Francisco J. Ayala introduces this:
“There is still much to discover about our ancient past and much that remains open to interpretation, conjecture and debate,” said Professor Wood. “The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Human Evolution, the first title of its kind, reveals what we know, and what we still have to learn, improving our understanding of how we evolved.”
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