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Masters of the Planet: The Search for Our Human Origins (MacSci)

By: Ian Tattersall

Price: $12.95

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin: May 2013

Seller ID: 17699

ISBN: 1137278307

Condition: New


Fifty thousand years ago--merely a blip in evolutionary time--our "Homo sapiens" ancestors were competing for existence with several other human species, just as their precursors had done for millions of years. Yet something about our species distinguished it from the pack, and ultimately led to its survival while the rest became extinct. Just what was it that allowed "Homo sapiens" to become masters of the planet? Ian Tattersall, curator emeritus at the American Museum of Natural History, takes us deep into the fossil record to uncover what made humans so special. Surveying a vast field fr... View more info

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The Red Queen: Sex and the Evolution of Human Nature

By: Matt Ridley

Price: $7.95

Publisher: Harper Perennial: April 2003

Edition: 2

Seller ID: 17214

ISBN: 0060556579

Condition: New


Referring to Lewis Carroll's Red Queen from Through the Looking-Glass, a character who has to keep running to stay in the same place, Matt Ridley demonstrates why sex is humanity's best strategy for outwitting its constantly mutating internal predators. The Red Queen answers dozens of other riddles of human nature and culture -- including why men propose marriage, the method behind our maddening notions of beauty, and the disquieting fact that a woman is more likely to conceive a child by an adulterous lover than by her husband. Brilliantly written, The Red Queen offers an extraordinary new... View more info

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A Brief History of Humankind

By: Yuval Harari

Price: $14.95

Publisher: Harper Perennial; Reprint edition: June 2018

Seller ID: 17743

ISBN: 0062316117

Condition: New


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