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Table Of Contents

Introduction: Prehistory
Little Lucy
Intrepid Paleontologists
The Inheritance of Acquired Characteristics
Natural Selection
The Staircase of Progress
The Ecological Definition and Diversity of Primates
The Classification of Primates
Hominoids, Apes of Our Own Branch
History of the Primates
The Origin of Species
Climate Changes over the Last Few Million Years
Paleotemperature Scales
Factors in Climate Change
Milankovitch Cycles
A Climatic Model for Equatorial Africa
The Controversial Gas
The End of Paradise
The Origin of Humanity
Molecular Clocks
The First Fossil Hominids
Change of Habitat
East Side Story
Dating Fossils
The Taung Child
Distinguishing Marks
The Bipedal Chimpanzee
The Great Step
The Laetoli Footprints
The Mystery of Mysteries of Human Evolution
Portrait of the Entire Body of an Australopithecine
Paranthropus – Hominids of the Open Plains
The Emergence and Distribution of Paranthropus
The Specialist
A New Kind of Hominid
The First Humans
The Stone Cutters
The Diversification of Homo
Ready for the Great Leap
Family Relationships
The Science of Relationships
The Hominid Tree
The Evolution of the Brain
The Organ of Intelligence
Large and Small Brains
World Champions of Encephalization
Weighing Ghosts
The Brain Size of Fossil Hominids
Surface Area of the Brain
Types of Diet
Carnivorous and Herbivorous Mammals
The Teeth of Primates
The Teeth of the First Hominids
Size of the Molars and Shape of the Hand
Guts and Brain
Development
The Rhythm of the Molars
Birth and the Newborn
Childhood and Adolescence
Social Intelligence
The Unexciting Sex Life of the Female Orangutan
Behavior as Adaptation
Comparative Sociobiology of Hominoids
Natural Selection and Sexual Selection
Bipedal and Monogamous from the Beginning?
Summary
New Locations for Human Evolution
Homo erectus and the Settlement of Asia
The First Europeans
Gran Dolina and the First Europeans
Prehistoric Cannibalism
Homo antecessor
The Pit of Bones
The Neanderthals
The Way They Were
Life and Death among the Neanderthals
The Beginning and End of the Neanderthals
The Origins of Modern Humanity: The Fossil Evidence
Neanderthals and Modern Humans
Two Intelligent Human Species
The Levant: A Crossroads
To the Easternmost Edge of Asia
The African Origin of Homo sapiens
A Brilliant Idea
The Molecules of Inheritance
Black Eve
An Adam for Eve
The Other Chromosomes
Pleistocene Park
Fossils and Molecules
Standards of Beauty
The Origins of Human Language
King Solomon’s Ring
Language and Brain
The Choking Primate
The Production of Speech
The Fossils Speak
Group Selection and the Extinction of the Neanderthals
The Crooked Lines of Natural Selection
The Meaning of Evolution
The Action Replay of Life
Organization and Chaos
Epilogue
The Never-ending Story
Bibliography
Index
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23840931 Chosen Species the Long March of Human Evolution

23840931 Chosen Species the Long March of Human Evolution

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