Human Evolution: Trails from the Past

Camilo J. Cela-Conde, Francisco J. Ayala


Human Evolution presents a entire evaluation of hominid evolution, synthesizing facts and techniques from fields as varied as actual anthropology, evolutionary biology, molecular biology, genetics, archaeology, psychology, and philosophy.

The e-book starts with chapters on evolution, inhabitants genetics, systematics, and the tools for developing evolutionary timber. those are via a accomplished evaluation of the fossil historical past of human evolution considering that our divergence from the apes. next chapters conceal more moderen info, either fossil and molecular, in terms of the evolution of contemporary people. a last part describes the evolution of tradition, language, paintings, and morality.

The authors are prime specialists in complementary fields of scholarship: actual anthropology and molecular evolution. in the course of the publication they effectively combine their services in evolutionary concept, phylogenetics, genomics, cultural evolution, language, aesthetics, and morality to supply a leading edge textbook, copiously illustrated and with an intensive and up to date bibliography. The textual content is acceptable for either senior undergraduate and graduate point scholars taking classes on human evolution inside of departments of biology, anthropology, psychology, and philosophy. The e-book can also be of curiosity to a extra common viewers looking a readable, up to date, and inclusive remedy of human origins and evolution.

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