Physical & Biological Anthropology

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  1. Book ImageThe Mummies of Ürümchi

    Elizabeth Wayland Barber

    In the museums of Ürümchi, the windswept regional capital of the Uyghur Autonomous Region (also known as Chinese Turkestan), a collection of ancient mummies lies at the center of an enormous mystery.More

  2. Book ImageHow Humans Evolved

    Robert Boyd, Joan B. Silk

    Eighth Edition

    The most complete introduction to the science of human evolution.More

  3. Book ImageHow Humans Evolved

    Robert Boyd, Joan B. Silk

    Eighth Edition

    The most complete introduction to the science of human evolution.More

  4. Book ImageThe Quest for Immortality: Science at the Frontiers of Aging

    Bruce A. Carnes, S. Jay Olshansky

    "This is by far the best book I've read on the science of aging."—Andrew Weil, M.D.More

  5. Book ImageReconstructing Human Origins: A Modern Synthesis

    Glenn C. Conroy, Herman Pontzer

    Third Edition

    The definitive textbook for paleoanthropology courses.More

  6. Book ImageThe Autobiography of Charles Darwin: 1809-1882

    Charles Darwin, Nora Barlow

    The only complete edition.More

  7. Book ImageThe Darwin Reader

    Charles Darwin, Mark Ridley

    Second Edition

    "Here is Darwin in his own words, at once accessible and profound, ranging widely over many problems that fascinated him and through which he made discoveries that changed the world." —From the First EditionMore

  8. Book ImageDarwin

    Charles Darwin, Philip Appleman

    Third Edition

    "The best Darwin anthology on the market" (Stephen Jay Gould, Harvard) has just become better, in this newly revised version of the now classic Norton Critical Edition, first published in 1970.More

  9. Book ImageThe Blind Watchmaker: Why the Evidence of Evolution Reveals a Universe without Design

    Richard Dawkins

    Richard Dawkins’s classic remains the definitive argument for our modern understanding of evolution.More

  10. Book ImageThe Symbolic Species: The Co-evolution of Language and the Brain

    Terrence W. Deacon

    "A work of enormous breadth, likely to pleasantly surprise both general readers and experts."—New York Times Book ReviewMore

  11. Book ImageDarwin: The Life of a Tormented Evolutionist

    Adrian Desmond, James Moore

    "Unquestionably the finest [biography] ever written about Darwin. . . . Darwin has now become, and properly, the quintessentially socially embedded scientist. Desmond and Moore are brilliant in their pursuit of this truly unifying theme."—Stephen Jay GouldMore

  12. Book ImageNew Guinea Tapeworms and Jewish Grandmothers: Tales of Parasites and People

    Robert S. Desowitz

    The medical tapestry of the world is full of organisms too small to see, carried by flying and creeping creatures too numerous to eradicate.
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  13. Book ImageThe Malaria Capers: Tales of Parasites and People

    Robert S. Desowitz

    "Reads like a murder mystery. . . . [Desowitz] writes with uncommon lucidity and verse, leaving the reader with a vivid understanding of malaria and other tropical diseases, and the ways in which culture, climate and politics have affected their spread and containment."—New York TimesMore

  14. Book ImagePrimate Diversity

    Dean Falk

    Primate Diversity successfully synthesizes a thorough look at current primatology research while providing a careful examination of a variety of species.More

  15. Book ImageThe Flamingo's Smile: Reflections in Natural History

    Stephen Jay Gould

    "Gould himself is a rare and wonderful animal—a member of the endangered species known as the ruby-throated polymath. . . . [He] is a leading theorist on large-scale patterns in evolution . . . [and] one of the sharpest and most humane thinkers in the sciences." --David Quammen, New York Times Book ReviewMore

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