Kindred

Kindred
Author: Rebecca Wragg Sykes
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2020-08-20
ISBN 10: 1472937481
ISBN 13: 9781472937483
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Kindred Book Review:

'Beautiful, evocative, authoritative.' Professor Brian Cox 'Important reading not just for anyone interested in these ancient cousins of ours, but also for anyone interested in humanity.' Yuval Noah Harari Kindred is the definitive guide to the Neanderthals. Since their discovery more than 160 years ago, Neanderthals have metamorphosed from the losers of the human family tree to A-list hominins.Rebecca Wragg Sykes uses her experience at the cutting-edge of Palaeolithic research to share our new understanding of Neanderthals, shoving aside clichés of rag-clad brutes in an icy wasteland. She reveals them to be curious, clever connoisseurs of their world, technologically inventive and ecologically adaptable. Above all, they were successful survivors for more than 300,000 years, during times of massive climatic upheaval. Much of what defines us was also in Neanderthals, and their DNA is still inside us. Planning, co-operation, altruism, craftsmanship, aesthetic sense, imagination, perhaps even a desire for transcendence beyond mortality. Kindred does for Neanderthals what Sapiens did for us, revealing a deeper, more nuanced story where humanity itself is our ancient, shared inheritance.

The Invaders

The Invaders
Author: Pat Shipman
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 266
Release: 2015
ISBN 10: 0674736761
ISBN 13: 9780674736764
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Invaders Book Review:

Humans domesticated dogs soon after Neanderthals began to disappear. This alliance between two predator species, Pat Shipman hypothesizes, made possible unprecedented success in hunting large Ice Age mammals—a distinct and ultimately decisive advantage for human invaders at a time when climate change made both humans and Neanderthals vulnerable.

The Neanderthals Rediscovered How Modern Science Is Rewriting Their Story

The Neanderthals Rediscovered  How Modern Science Is Rewriting Their Story
Author: Dimitra Papagianni,Michael A. Morse
Publsiher: Thames & Hudson
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2013-10-07
ISBN 10: 0500771804
ISBN 13: 9780500771808
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Neanderthals Rediscovered How Modern Science Is Rewriting Their Story Book Review:

“Even-handed, up-to-date, and clearly written. . . . If you want to navigate between the Scylla and Charybdis of Neanderthal controversies, you’ll find no better guide.” —Brian Fagan, author of Cro-Magnon In recent years, the common perception of the Neanderthal has been transformed thanks to new discoveries and paradigm-shattering scientific innovations. It turns out that the Neanderthals’ behavior was surprisingly modern: they buried the dead, cared for the sick, hunted large animals in their prime, harvested seafood, and spoke. Meanwhile, advances in DNA technologies have forced a reassessment of the Neanderthals’ place in our own past. For hundreds of thousands of years, Neanderthals evolved in Europe very much in parallel to the Homo sapiens line evolving in Africa, and, when both species made their first forays into Asia, the Neanderthals may even have had the upper hand. Here, Dimitra Papagianni and Michael A. Morse look at the Neanderthals through the full dramatic arc of their existence—from their evolution in Europe to their expansion to Siberia, their subsequent extinction, and ultimately their revival in popular novels, cartoons, cult movies, and TV commercials.

Neanderthal Man

Neanderthal Man
Author: Svante Pääbo
Publsiher: Basic Books
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2014-02-11
ISBN 10: 0465080685
ISBN 13: 9780465080687
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Neanderthal Man Book Review:

A preeminent geneticist hunts the Neanderthal genome to answer the biggest question of them all: what does it mean to be human? What can we learn from the genes of our closest evolutionary relatives? Neanderthal Man tells the story of geneticist Svante Pääbo's mission to answer that question, beginning with the study of DNA in Egyptian mummies in the early 1980s and culminating in his sequencing of the Neanderthal genome in 2009. From Pääbo, we learn how Neanderthal genes offer a unique window into the lives of our hominin relatives and may hold the key to unlocking the mystery of why humans survived while Neanderthals went extinct. Drawing on genetic and fossil clues, Pääbo explores what is known about the origin of modern humans and their relationship to the Neanderthals and describes the fierce debate surrounding the nature of the two species' interactions. A riveting story about a visionary researcher and the nature of scientific inquiry, Neanderthal Man offers rich insight into the fundamental question of who we are.

Hominids

Hominids
Author: Robert J. Sawyer
Publsiher: Macmillan
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2003-02-17
ISBN 10: 9781429914635
ISBN 13: 1429914637
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hominids Book Review:

Robert Sawyer's SF novels are perennial nominees for the Hugo Award, the Nebula Award, or both. Clearly, he must be doing something right since each one has been something new and different. What they do have in common is imaginative originality, great stories, and unique scientific extrapolation. His latest is no exception. Hominids is a strong, stand-alone SF novel, but it's also the first book of The Neanderthal Parallax, a trilogy that will examine two unique species of people. They are alien to each other, yet bound together by the never-ending quest for knowledge and, beneath their differences, a common humanity. We are one of those species, the other is the Neanderthals of a parallel world where they, not Homo sapiens, became the dominant intelligence. In that world, Neanderthal civilization has reached heights of culture and science comparable to our own, but is very different in history, society, and philosophy. During a risky experiment deep in a mine in Canada, Ponter Boddit, a Neanderthal physicist, accidentally pierces the barrier between worlds and is transferred to our universe, where in the same mine another experiment is taking place. Hurt, but alive, he is almost immediately recognized as a Neanderthal, but only much later as a scientist. He is captured and studied, alone and bewildered, a stranger in a strange land. But Ponter is also befriended-by a doctor and a physicist who share his questing intelligence and boundless enthusiasm for the world's strangeness, and especially by geneticist Mary Vaughan, a lonely woman with whom he develops a special rapport. Meanwhile, Ponter's partner, Adikor Huld, finds himself with a messy lab, a missing body, suspicious people all around, and an explosive murder trial that he can't possibly win because he has no idea what actually happened. Talk about a scientific challenge! Contact between humans and Neanderthals creates a relationship fraught with conflict, philosophical challenge, and threat to the existence of one species or the other-or both-but equally rich in boundless possibilities for cooperation and growth on many levels, from the practical to the esthetic to the scientific to the spiritual. In short, Robert J. Sawyner has done it again. Hominids is the winner of the 2003 Hugo Award for Best Novel. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Neanderthals and Modern Humans in the European Landscape During the Last Glaciation

Neanderthals and Modern Humans in the European Landscape During the Last Glaciation
Author: Leslie Aiello
Publsiher: McDonald Inst of Archeological
Total Pages: 265
Release: 2003
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015060041392
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Neanderthals and Modern Humans in the European Landscape During the Last Glaciation Book Review:

"The results provide revolutionary insights into the glacial climate of Stage 3 and the landscapes and resources that influenced late Palaeolithic life-styles. New hypotheses are offered to explain why and how Neanderthal and modern human societies chose where to settle and why they moved on in the face of ever-changing conditions. Above all, the models presented in this volume raise a host of new questions about differences in the human responses to climate and environment, not just between the two separate human species but also between those who arrived early and those who followed later."--BOOK JACKET.

The Smart Neanderthal

The Smart Neanderthal
Author: Clive Finlayson
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 287
Release: 2019-02-15
ISBN 10: 0192518127
ISBN 13: 9780192518125
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Smart Neanderthal Book Review:

Since the late 1980s the dominant theory of human origins has been that a 'cognitive revolution' (C.50,000 years ago) led to the advent of our species, Homo sapiens. As a result of this revolution our species spread and eventually replaced all existing archaic Homo species, ultimately leading to the superiority of modern humans. Or so we thought. As Clive Finlayson explains, the latest advances in genetics prove that there was significant interbreeding between Modern Humans and the Neanderthals. All non-Africans today carry some Neanderthal genes. We have also discovered aspects of Neanderthal behaviour that indicate that they were not cognitively inferior to modern humans, as we once thought, and in fact had their own rituals and art. Finlayson, who is at the forefront of this research, recounts the discoveries of his team, providing evidence that Neanderthals caught birds of prey, and used their feathers for symbolic purposes. There is also evidence that Neanderthals practised other forms of art, as the recently discovered engravings in Gorham's Cave Gibraltar indicate. Linking all the recent evidence, The Smart Neanderthal casts a new light on the Neanderthals and the 'Cognitive Revolution'. Finlayson argues that there was no revolution and, instead, modern behaviour arose gradually and independently among different populations of Modern Humans and Neanderthals. Some practices were even adopted by Modern Humans from the Neanderthals. Finlayson overturns classic narratives of human origins, and raises important questions about who we really are.

Neanderthal

Neanderthal
Author: John Darnton
Publsiher: Open Road Media
Total Pages: 380
Release: 2014-10-21
ISBN 10: 1497680840
ISBN 13: 9781497680845
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Neanderthal Book Review:

When a paleoanthropologist mysteriously disappears in the remote upper regions of the Pamir Mountains in Tajikistan, two of his former students, once lovers and now competitors, set off in search of him. Along the way, they make an astounding discovery: a remnant band of Neanderthals, the ancient rivals to Homo sapiens, live on. The shocking find sparks a struggle that replays a conflict from thirty thousand years ago and delves into the heart of modern humanity.

Neanderthals at Work

Neanderthals at Work
Author: Albert J. Bernstein,Sydney Craft Rozen
Publsiher: Ballantine Books
Total Pages: 319
Release: 1993-02
ISBN 10: 9780345382337
ISBN 13: 0345382331
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Neanderthals at Work Book Review:

The authors of Dinosaur Brains describe the typical "neanderthals" who make life in the office unbearable, offering readers advice on dealing with competitors, rebels, and believers. Reprint.

When Neanderthals and Modern Humans Met

When Neanderthals and Modern Humans Met
Author: Nicholas John Conard
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 501
Release: 2006
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: PSU:000060656216
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Lone Survivors

Lone Survivors
Author: Chris Stringer
Publsiher: Macmillan
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2012-03-13
ISBN 10: 1429973447
ISBN 13: 9781429973441
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lone Survivors Book Review:

A leading researcher on human evolution proposes a new and controversial theory of how our species came to be In this groundbreaking and engaging work of science, world-renowned paleoanthropologist Chris Stringer sets out a new theory of humanity's origin, challenging both the multiregionalists (who hold that modern humans developed from ancient ancestors in different parts of the world) and his own "out of Africa" theory, which maintains that humans emerged rapidly in one small part of Africa and then spread to replace all other humans within and outside the continent. Stringer's new theory, based on archeological and genetic evidence, holds that distinct humans coexisted and competed across the African continent—exchanging genes, tools, and behavioral strategies. Stringer draws on analyses of old and new fossils from around the world, DNA studies of Neanderthals (using the full genome map) and other species, and recent archeological digs to unveil his new theory. He shows how the most sensational recent fossil findings fit with his model, and he questions previous concepts (including his own) of modernity and how it evolved. Lone Survivors will be the definitive account of who and what we were, and will change perceptions about our origins and about what it means to be human.

Regenesis

Regenesis
Author: George M. Church,Ed Regis
Publsiher: Basic Books
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2014-04-08
ISBN 10: 0465038654
ISBN 13: 9780465038657
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Regenesis Book Review:

“Bold and provocative… Regenesis tells of recent advances that may soon yield endless supplies of renewable energy, increased longevity and the return of long-extinct species.”—New Scientist In Regenesis, Harvard biologist George Church and science writer Ed Regis explore the possibilities—and perils—of the emerging field of synthetic biology. Synthetic biology, in which living organisms are selectively altered by modifying substantial portions of their genomes, allows for the creation of entirely new species of organisms. These technologies—far from the out-of-control nightmare depicted in science fiction—have the power to improve human and animal health, increase our intelligence, enhance our memory, and even extend our life span. A breathtaking look at the potential of this world-changing technology, Regenesis is nothing less than a guide to the future of life.

Processes in Human Evolution

Processes in Human Evolution
Author: Francisco J. Ayala,Camilo J. Cela-Conde
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 536
Release: 2017-03-01
ISBN 10: 0191060453
ISBN 13: 9780191060458
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Processes in Human Evolution Book Review:

The discoveries of the last decade have brought about a completely revised understanding of human evolution due to the recent advances in genetics, palaeontology, ecology, archaeology, geography, and climate science. Written by two leading authorities in the fields of physical anthropology and molecular evolution, Processes in Human Evolution presents a reconsidered overview of hominid evolution, synthesising data and approaches from a range of inter-disciplinary fields. The authors pay particular attention to population migrations - since these are crucial in understanding the origin and dispersion of the different genera and species in each continent - and to the emergence of the lithic cultures and their impact on the evolution of cognitive capacities. Processes in Human Evolution is intended as a primary textbook for university courses on human evolution, and may also be used as supplementary reading in advanced undergraduate and graduate courses. It is also suitable for a more general audience seeking a readable but up-to-date and inclusive treatment of human origins and evolution.

The Tales Teeth Tell

The Tales Teeth Tell
Author: Tanya M. Smith
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2018-10-23
ISBN 10: 0262348934
ISBN 13: 9780262348935
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Tales Teeth Tell Book Review:

What teeth can tell us about human evolution, development, and behavior. Our teeth have intriguing stories to tell. These sophisticated time machines record growth, diet, and evolutionary history as clearly as tree rings map a redwood's lifespan. Each day of childhood is etched into tooth crowns and roots—capturing birth, nursing history, environmental clues, and illnesses. The study of ancient, fossilized teeth sheds light on how our ancestors grew up, how we evolved, and how prehistoric cultural transitions continue to affect humans today. In The Tales Teeth Tell, biological anthropologist Tanya Smith offers an engaging and surprising look at what teeth tell us about the evolution of primates—including our own uniqueness. Humans' impressive set of varied teeth provides a multipurpose toolkit honed by the diet choices of our mammalian ancestors. Fossil teeth, highly resilient because of their substantial mineral content, are all that is left of some long-extinct species. Smith explains how researchers employ painstaking techniques to coax microscopic secrets from these enigmatic remains. Counting tiny daily lines provides a way to estimate age that is more powerful than any other forensic technique. Dental plaque—so carefully removed by dental hygienists today—records our ancestors' behavior and health in the form of fossilized food particles and bacteria, including their DNA. Smith also traces the grisly origins of dentistry, reveals that the urge to pick one's teeth is not unique to humans, and illuminates the age-old pursuit of “dental art.” The book is generously illustrated with original photographs, many in color.

Neanderthal Flute

Neanderthal Flute
Author: Robert Fink
Publsiher: Robert Martin Fink
Total Pages: 33
Release: 1997
ISBN 10: 9780912424125
ISBN 13: 0912424125
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Ancestral DNA Human Origins and Migrations

Ancestral DNA  Human Origins  and Migrations
Author: Rene J. Herrera,Ralph Garcia-Bertrand
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 588
Release: 2018-06-13
ISBN 10: 0128041285
ISBN 13: 9780128041284
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ancestral DNA Human Origins and Migrations Book Review:

Ancestral DNA, Human Origins, and Migrations describes the genesis of humans in Africa and the subsequent story of how our species migrated to every corner of the globe. Different phases of this journey are presented in an integrative format with information from a number of disciplines, including population genetics, evolution, anthropology, archaeology, climatology, linguistics, art, music, folklore and history. This unique approach weaves a story that has synergistic impact in the clarity and level of understanding that will appeal to those researching, studying, and interested in population genetics, evolutionary biology, human migrations, and the beginnings of our species. Integrates research and information from the fields of genetics, evolution, anthropology, archaeology, climatology, linguistics, art, music, folklore and history, among others Presents the content in an entertaining and synergistic style to facilitate a deep understanding of human population genetics Informs on the origins and recent evolution of our species in an approachable manner

The Humans Who Went Extinct

The Humans Who Went Extinct
Author: Clive Finlayson
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 273
Release: 2010-11-11
ISBN 10: 0199239193
ISBN 13: 9780199239191
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Humans Who Went Extinct Book Review:

Originally published in hardcover: Oxford; New York: Oxford Universtiy Press, 2009.

Lucy and Andy Neanderthal

Lucy and Andy Neanderthal
Author: Jeffrey Brown
Publsiher: Crown Books For Young Readers
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2017-08
ISBN 10: 0385388381
ISBN 13: 9780385388382
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lucy and Andy Neanderthal Book Review:

"Meet Lucy & Andy, 2 regular kids from 40,000 years ago. Cave life is such a pain!" -- Back cover of vol. 1.

The Clan of the Cave Bear

The Clan of the Cave Bear
Author: Jean M. Auel
Publsiher: Bantam
Total Pages: 495
Release: 1980
ISBN 10: 9780553250428
ISBN 13: 0553250426
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Clan of the Cave Bear Book Review:

Ayla, an injured and orphaned child adopted by a primitive tribe, carries within her the seed and hope of humankind in this epic of survival and destiny set at the dawn of prehistory. Reissue.

A Pocket History of Human Evolution

A Pocket History of Human Evolution
Author: Silvana Condemi,François Savatier
Publsiher: The Experiment
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2019-11-01
ISBN 10: 1615196056
ISBN 13: 9781615196050
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Pocket History of Human Evolution Book Review:

Why aren’t we more like other apes? How did we win the evolutionary race? Find out how “wise” Homo sapiens really are. Prehistory has never been more exciting: New discoveries are overturning long-held theories left and right. Stone tools in Australia date back 65,000 years—a time when, we once thought, the first Sapiens had barely left Africa. DNA sequencing has unearthed a new hominid group—the Denisovans—and confirmed that crossbreeding with them (and Neanderthals) made Homo sapiens who we are today. A Pocket History of Human Evolution brings us up-to-date on the exploits of all our ancient relatives. Paleoanthropologist Silvana Condemi and science journalist François Savatier consider what accelerated our evolution: Was it tools, our “large” brains, language, empathy, or something else entirely? And why are we the sole survivors among many early bipedal humans? Their conclusions reveal the various ways ancient humans live on today—from gossip as modern “grooming” to our gendered division of labor—and what the future might hold for our strange and unique species.