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1 BEEBE, WILLIAM. Galapagos: World's End.
Dover Publications, Inc., New York: 1987. 0486256421 / 9780486256429 s Softcover. Very good condition. 
With 114 Illustrations. 
Price: 42.28 USD
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2 BICKERTON, DEREK. More Than Nature Needs: Language, Mind, And Evolution.
Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts and London England: 2014 . h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
The human mind is an unlikely evolutionary adaptation. How did humans acquire cognitive capacities far more powerful than anything a hunting-and-gathering primate needed to survive? Alfred Russel Wallace, co-founder with Darwin of evolutionary theory, saw humans as "divine exceptions" to natural selection. Darwin thought use of language might have shaped our sophisticated brains, but his hypothesis remained an intriguing guess—until now. Combining state-of-the-art research with forty years of writing and thinking about language evolution, Derek Bickerton convincingly resolves a crucial problem that both biology and the cognitive sciences have hitherto ignored or evaded. What evolved first was neither language nor intelligence—merely normal animal communication plus displacement. That was enough to break restrictions on both thought and communication that bound all other animals. The brain self-organized to store and automatically process its new input, words. But words, which are inextricably linked to the concepts they represent, had to be accessible to consciousness. The inevitable consequence was a cognitive engine able to voluntarily merge both thoughts and words into meaningful combinations. Only in a third phase could language emerge, as humans began to tinker with a medium that, when used for communication, was adequate for speakers but suboptimal for hearers. Starting from humankind's remotest past, More than Nature Needs transcends nativist thesis and empiricist antithesis by presenting a revolutionary synthesis—one that instead of merely repeating "nature and nurture" clichés shows specifically and in a principled manner how and why the synthesis came about. Derek Bickerton is Professor Emeritus of Linguistics at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa. "Wide-ranging… A novel inquiry into the evolution of language… Deeply thought-provoking… Highly stimulating."—Stephen Levinson, Science "More than Nature Needs is terrific, provocative, controversial, up-to-date, and written with a refreshing take-no-prisoners attitude. Theories of the evolution of language are notoriously hard to test, but Bickerton's, which embeds a serious critique of contemporary linguistics, is well worthy of serious consideration. A top-notch effort by a leader in the field, in the middle of his ninth decade."—Gary Marcus, Professor of Psychology and Director of the Center for Language and Music at New York University "Bickerton is the grand seigneur of the topic of language evolution among the linguists. He writes so bloody well that one turns yellow with envy. He is a mastermind of the field, period."—Eörs Szathmáry, Professor of Biology in the Department of Plant Taxonomy & Ecology, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest 
Price: 33.25 USD
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3 BIRDSELL, J. B. Human Evolution: An Introduction To The New Physical Anthropology.
Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston: 1972.. 0395307848 / 9780395307847 Third Edition. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Reading copy. Underlining on some pages. 

Price: 3.80 USD
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4 BOKUN, BRANKO Man: The Fallen Ape.
Doubleday & Company, Garden City: . 0385116292 / 9780385116299 First Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Fair condition. 

Price: 4.28 USD
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5 BRODRICK, ALAN HOUGHTON; MONTAGU, ASHLEY (INTRODUCTION). Man And His Ancestry.
Fawcett Publications, Inc, Greenwich: 1964. A Premier Reprint. s Softcover. Very good reading copy. 

Price: 4.51 USD
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6 CLARK, WILFRID E. LE GROS. Man-apes Or Ape-men? The Story Of Discoveries In Africa.
Holat, Rinehart and Winston, New York: 1967. First Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condtion. Slight discoloration on title page from a newspaper article that had been left in the book. Includes an Index. 
An analytical narrative of the various discoveries in Africa of one of the most primitive ancestors of the human family - the "ape-man" or Australopithecus, written by a world authority on human evolution and a central figure in the controversies these discoveries produced. Includes an Index. 
Price: 8.36 USD
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7 COSTA, JAMES T. Wallace, Darwin, And The Origin Of Species.
Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts and London England: 2014. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
Charles Darwin is often credited with discovering evolution through natural selection, but the idea was not his alone. The naturalist Alfred Russel Wallace, working independently, saw the same process at work in the natural world and elaborated much the same theory. Their important scientific contributions made both men famous in their lifetimes, but Wallace slipped into obscurity after his death, while Darwin's renown grew. Dispelling the misperceptions that continue to paint Wallace as a secondary figure, James Costa reveals the two naturalists as true equals in advancing one of the greatest scientific discoveries of all time. Analyzing Wallace's "Species Notebook," Costa shows how Wallace's methods and thought processes paralleled Darwin's, yet inspired insights uniquely his own. Kept during his Southeast Asian expeditions of the 1850s, the notebook is a window into Wallace's early evolutionary ideas. It records his evidence-gathering, critiques of anti-evolutionary arguments, and plans for a book on "transmutation." Most important, it demonstrates conclusively that natural selection was not some idea Wallace stumbled upon, as is sometimes assumed, but was the culmination of a decade-long quest to solve the mystery of the origin of species. Wallace, Darwin, and the Origin of Species also reexamines the pivotal episode in 1858 when Wallace sent Darwin a manuscript announcing his discovery of natural selection, prompting a joint public reading of the two men's papers on the subject. Costa's analysis of the "Species Notebook" shines a new light on these readings, further illuminating the independent nature of Wallace's discoveries. James T. Costa is Executive Director of Highlands Biological Station and Professor of Biology at Western Carolina University. "[Costa] convincingly navigates potentially treacherous terrain, setting the record straight on Wallace's great achievement, which independently foreshadowed Darwin's On the Origin of Species without in any way diminishing Darwin's 'insights and accomplishments.' …An illuminating, nuanced account of the parallel discovery of a theory still deemed controversial by some."—Kirkus Reviews "Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace independently discovered natural selection, a mechanism explaining the diversity of life on Earth, and Costa, professor of biology at Western Carolina University, explores how such a momentous discovery could have arisen from two people at roughly the same time as well as what we can learn from those similarities… He lays to rest the conspiracy theories promoting the belief that Darwin stole Wallace's idea and took it as his own. Costa also counters those who have claimed that Wallace was a scientific lightweight who stumbled onto one important concept. Indeed, he details the evolutionary thinking and writing of both Wallace and Darwin during the critical period leading up to the joint publication of their theory of natural selection by the Linnean Society of London in 1858… Costa impressively demonstrates the inductive process both scientists utilized and how each made major and lasting contributions to modern science."—Publishers Weekly "Alfred Russel Wallace (1823-1913) and Charles Darwin (1809-82) arrived at many of the same ideas about natural selection at almost precisely the same time while in correspondence with each other. Darwin's publication of his theories made him a legend, but Wallace has been mostly relegated to a footnote in the history books. Here Costa hopes to remedy that imbalance, recounting and analyzing Wallace's life and work with the ease and familiarity befitting one who edited and prepared the naturalist's previously unpublished Species Notebook. The author attempts to pin down Wallace's inner life and thought processes through painstaking textual analysis of his subject's reading material, correspondence, notebooks, and publications, as well as some of Darwin's."—Kate Horowitz, Library Journal "This engaging and very accessible book is the most comprehensive, insightful and well-balanced account of the development of Wallace's early evolutionary thinking ever written. Everyone with an interest in the history of evolutionary biology should read it. Although it does much to raise Wallace's profile, it does nothing to diminish Darwin's reputation or achievements."—George Beccaloni, Curator of Orthopteroid Insects and Director of the A.R. Wallace Correspondence Project, Natural History Museum, London "A marvelously fresh and clear explanation of the joint announcement of evolution by natural selection and an illuminating comparison of Wallace's and Darwin's theories. Throughout, Costa gives Wallace his biological due and more."—Janet Browne, Aramont Professor of the History of Science and Chair of the Department of the History of Science, Harvard University 
Price: 41.33 USD
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8 DIAMOND, JARED. The Third Chimpanzee: The Evolution And Future Of The Human Animal.
HarperPerennial, New York: 2006. 0060845503 / 9780060845506 Reissue Edition s Softcover. Very good condition. 

Price: 14.44 USD
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9 FOX, SIDNEY. The Emergence Of Life: Darwinian Evolution From The Inside.
Basic Books, New York: 1988. 0465019250 / 9780465019250 h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 

Price: 19.24 USD
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10 GINGER, RAY. Six Days Or Forever: Tennessee V. John Thomas Scopes.
Oxford University Press, London: 1974. 0195197844 / 9780195197846 Reprint. s Softcover. Reading copy. Water damage. 
Unquestionably the most authoritive study available of the facts of the 'monkey trial' at Dayton, Tennessee, but "it is more than this because the facts are analyzed against the background of a whole series of relevant analytical perspectives. Thus we have here a phiosophical and educational document of fundamental importance to all thinking persons." - American Political Science Review 
Price: 3.14 USD
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11 HAECKEL, ERNST. The Last Link: Our Present Knowledge Of The Descent Of Man.
Adam and Charles Black, London: 1899. Reprint Edition with Glossary. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition considering its age. 
During the forty years which have elapsed since Darwin's first publication of his theories an enormous literature, discussing the general problems of transformism as well as its special application to man, has been published. In spite of the wide divergence of the different views, all agree in one main point: the natural development of man cannot be separated from general transformism. There are only two possibilities. Either all the various species of animals and plants have been created independently by supernatural forces (and in this case the creation of man also is a miracle); or the species have been produced in a natural way by transmutation, by adaptation and progressive heredity (and in this case man also is descended from a series of primates). According to the author, a professor of zoology, "We are absolutely convinced that only the latter theory is fully scientific. To prove its truth, we have to examine critically the strength of the different arguments claimed for it." 
Price: 95.95 USD
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12 HARRIS, C. LEON. Evolution: Genesis And Revelations - With Readings From Empedocles To Wilson.
State University of New York Press, Albany: 1981. 0873954874 / 9780873954877 Third Printing. s Softcover. Good condition. 
In this comprehensive history of evolutionism, C. Leo Harris has combined primary source readings with clear, pertinent background information to provide a solid basic understanding ot the ways scientists have arrived at today's views of evolution. Harris describes the major contributors to the theory of evolutionism, placing each in the context of the general cultural influences to which he was exposed. Includes an Index. "In teachng, I have often wished that someone would bring together many of the primary source readings which Harris has compiled. Equally valuable is his fresh and exuberant approach, in which familiar questions take on new dimensions. I find this book exciting and likely to stimulate classroom discussion." - Professor Jane Maienschein, Dickenson College 
Price: 19.38 USD
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13 HOTTON III, NICHOLAS. The Evidence Of Evolution.
American Heritage Publishing Co., New York in association with The Smitsonian Institution, Washington: 1968 The Smitsonian Library Series. h Hardcover, no dustjacket as issued. Good condition. 
A readily comprehensible introduction to the Theory of Evolution. Highly illustrated in color, and includes an Index. 
Price: 6.94 USD
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14 HOWELLS, WILLIAM (EDITOR). Ideas On Human Evolution: Selected Essays, 1949-1961.
Atheneum, New York: 1967. College Edition. s Softcover. Good condition. 

Price: 14.01 USD
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15 HUXLEY, JULIAN. Evolution In Action.
The New American Library, New York: 1953. Reprint Edition. s Softcover. Good condition considering its age. 
Is man the helpless victim of forces beyond his control - or the master of his destiny? In this concise description of the processes of evolution, Julian Huxley, world famous biologist, offers the invigorating answer that man now has the power to shape his future development. Includes an Index. "One of the shortest and yet most illuminating discussions we have of evolution as a process affecting nature and man." - New York Herald Tribune 
Price: 4.70 USD
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16 IRVINE, WILLIAM; HUXLEY, SIR JULIAN (NEW INTRODUCTION). Apes, Angels And Victorians: Darwin, Huxley And Evolution.
Time Incorporated, New York: 1963. Time Reading Program Special Edition. s Softcover. Good condition. 
This superb study is at once a portrait of two great minds, the description of the genesis and dissemination of an idea, and a brilliant evocation of the era that saw the birth of the theory of evolution. Includes an Index. 
Price: 4.55 USD
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17 JONES, STEVE. Darwin's Ghost: The Origin Of Species Updated.
Random House, New York: 1999. 0375501037 / 9780375501036 Second Printing. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Very good condition. 
An update on Darwin's Theory of Evolution to help deflect the arguments of the creationists. Includes an Index. 
Price: 13.92 USD
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18 JONES, STEVE; MARTIN, ROBERT & PILBEAM, DAVID (EDITORS); BUNNEY, SARAH (EXECUTIVE EDITOR). The Cambridge Encyclopedia Of Human Evolution.
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge: 1994. 0521323703 / 9780521323703 Reprint Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
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 
Price: 190.24 USD
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19 LARSON, BARBARA & BRAUER, FAE (EDITORS). The Art Of Evolution: Darwin, Darwinisms, And Visual Culture.
Dartmouth College Press, Hanover: 2009. First Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
A timely and stimulating collection of essays about the impact of Darwin's ideas on visual culture. Inspired by the Charles Darwin bicentennial, The Art of Evolution presents a collection of essays by international scholars renowned for their groundbreaking work on Darwin. The book not only includes a discussion of the popular imagery that immediately followed the publication of On the Origin of Species, but it also traces the impact of Darwin's ideas on visual culture over time and throughout the Western world. The contributors analyze the visual expression of a broad range of Darwin-inspired subjects, including eugenics, aesthetics and sexual selection, monera and protoplasm theories, social Darwinism and colonialism, the Taylorized body, and the natural history of surrealism. The visual imagery responding to Darwin and Darwinism ranges from popular caricature to state propaganda to major trends within Modern Art and Modernism. This rarely addressed subject will enrich our understanding of Darwin's impact across disciplines and reveal how transformations in science were manifested visually in so many enticingly unexpected ways. Contributors are Sara Barnes, Robert Michael Brain, Fae Brauer, Janet Browne, James Krasner, Barbara Larson, Marsha Morton, Gavin Parkinson, Andrew Patrizio, Phillip Prodger, and Pat Simpson. "This wide-ranging and readable collection of essays addresses Darwin's presence in fresh ways. The writers demonstrate how artists transformed his theories into visual insights, how beauty and sex became central to his late writing, and how animals became newly visible and controversial. Provocative and scholarly, the essays mine unexpected materials and pursue stimulating arguments."—Dame Gillian Beer "A new salvo for the Darwin bicentennial, The Art of Evolution takes on the overlooked. Just when one thought everything had been said, this volume of essays creatively tackles Darwinism's largely unsung impact on the arts and popular media. Spanning explorations of Hardy's Tess, to the Ruskin debates, to the impact of sexual selection on fin-de-siŹcle art, through the Soviet Revolution, these musings are essential for anyone interested in Darwinism's broad cultural implications."—Barbara Stafford, University of Chicago Barbara Larson is Associate Professor of Art History at the University of West Florida. She is author of The Dark Side of Nature: Science, Society, and the Fantastic in the Work of Odilon Redon and the forthcoming Cain: Art and the Debates between Church and State in Early Third Republic France. Fae Brauer is Professor of Art History and Theory at the University of New South Wales and Research Professor in Visual Theory at the University of East London. Her books include Corpus Delecti: Art, Sex and Eugenics and Modern Art's Centre: The Paris Salons and the French "Civilizing Mission." 
Price: 47.50 USD
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20 LARSON, EDWARD J. Summer For The Gods: The Scope's Trial And America's Continuing Debate Over Science And Religion.
Harvard University Press, Cambridge: 1998. 0674854292 / 9780674854291 Fourth Printing, 1998. s Softcover. Good reading copy but book is slightly bent. 
Pairing new archival material from both the Bryan and the Darrow defense[in the Monkey trial or Scope's trial] with Larson's keen historical and legal analysis, "Summer for the Gods" offers a fresh interpretation of a pivotal event in American history. Includes an Index. 
Price: 14.25 USD
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