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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: 42.04 USD
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2 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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3 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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Fawcett Publications, Inc, Greenwich: 1964. A Premier Reprint. s Softcover. Very good reading copy. 

Price: 4.51 USD
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5 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: 8.12 USD
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6 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: 13.97 USD
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7 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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8 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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9 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: 95.00 USD
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10 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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11 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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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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13 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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14 LEAKEY, RICHARD E. & LEWIN, ROGER. Origins: What New Discoveries Reveal About The Emergence Of Our Species And Its Possible Future.
E. P. Dutton, New York: 1978. 0525171940 / 9780525171942 Fifth Printing. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition. Tear on backcover side of dustjacket and at top of spine. 
Drawing on the legacy of knowledge gathered by his parents, Louis and Mary Leakey, at Oldavi Gorge, Richard Leakey's excavations at Lake Turkana in northern Kenya suggest that perhaps three or even more species of primitive hominids existed simultaneously in the same geographic region millions of years ago. Why "our" line - Homo - survived while others vanished is the central question of this pioneering and exciting study of human evolution. Contains numerous photos, more than 100 in full color, and also an index. 
Price: 5.23 USD
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E. P. Dutton, New York: 1979. 0525475729 / 9780525475729 Reprint. s Softcover. Good condition. 
What new discoveries reveal about the emergence of our species and our possible future. Contains numerous photos, more than 100 in full color, and also an index. 
Price: 3.80 USD
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E. P. Dutton, New York: 1979. 0525475729 / 9780525475729 Reprint. s Softcover. Good condition. 
What new discoveries reveal about the emergence of our species and our possible future. Contains numerous photos, more than 100 in full color, and also an index. 
Price: 3.80 USD
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17 LEWIN, ROGER. Thread Of Life: The Smithsonian Looks At Evolution.
Smithsonian Books, Washington: 1982. 0895990105 / 9780895990105 First Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 
In the century since Charles Darwin's death in 1882, science has come far toward unraveling one of the central mysteries of nature - the long, tangled story of the evolution of life on Earth. Contains an Index. 
Price: 10.45 USD
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18 MARGULIS, LYNN & SAGAN, DORION. Mystery Dance: On The Evolutions Of Human Sexuality.
Summit Books, New York: 1991. 0671633414 / 9780671633417 First Printing. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good condition. 
Show how today's human sexuality is dependent on a long line of nonhuman and inhuman ancestors, from apes and other mammals to reptiles, amphibians, fish, and other vertebrates. The authors follow the path of our sexuality all the way back to single cells - promiscuous bacteria, tiny, colonial beings incessantly exchanging their genes - and show that virtually all our ancestors have left their mark on human sexuality. Includes an Index. 
Price: 9.02 USD
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19 STANLEY, STEVEN M. Children Of The Ice Age: How A Global Catstrophe Allowed Humans To Evolve.
Harmony Books, New York: 1996. 0517588676 / 9780517588673 First Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Like New. 
The contending theories of human evolution hold a special fascination for those who question the origin of human nature. In this book, prominent Johns Hopkins paleobiologist Steven M. Stanley proposes a bold new theory answering the classic chicken-egg question of human evolutions: which came first, our bipedalism or the unprecedented size of out brains? Includes an Index. "The study of human ancestry is a study in paleontology. Who better than this insightful paleontologist to give this most central topic a new view? Steve Stanley has written a winner." - Peter Ward, Author of The End of Evolution 
Price: 17.53 USD
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