Human Evolution

Human Evolution

In this new edition he discusses how Ancient DNA studies have revolutionized how we view the recent (post-550 ka) human evolution, andthe process of speciation.

Author: Bernard Wood

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198831747

Category: Fossil hominids

Page: 160

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The study of human evolution is advancing rapidly. Newly discovered fossil evidence is adding ever more pieces to the puzzle of our past, whilst revolutionary technological advances in the study of ancient DNA are completely reshaping theories of early human populations and migrations.In this Very Short Introduction Bernard Wood traces the history of paleoanthropology from its beginnings in the eighteenth century to the very latest fossil finds. In this new edition he discusses how Ancient DNA studies have revolutionized how we view the recent (post-550 ka) human evolution, andthe process of speciation. The combination of ancient and modern human DNA has contributed to discoveries of new taxa, as well as the suggestion of "ghost" taxa whose fossil records still remain to be discovered. Considering the contributions of related sciences such as paleoclimatology,geochronology, systematics, genetics, and developmental biology, Wood explores our latest understandings of our own evolution.ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, andenthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
Categories: Fossil hominids

Human Evolution

Human Evolution

The study of human evolution is advancing rapidly.

Author: Bernard A. Wood

Publisher:

ISBN: 0191869600

Category: Fossil hominids

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The study of human evolution is advancing rapidly. New fossil evidence is adding ever more pieces to the puzzle of our past; the new science of ancient DNA is completely reshaping theories of early human populations and migrations. Bernard Wood traces the field of palaeoanthropology from its beginnings in the eighteenth century to the present.
Categories: Fossil hominids

Evolution A Very Short Introduction

Evolution  A Very Short Introduction

This book is about the crucial role of evolutionary biology in transforming our view of human origins and relation to the universe, and the impact of this idea on traditional philosophy and religion.

Author: Brian Charlesworth

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780192802514

Category: Science

Page: 160

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This book is about the crucial role of evolutionary biology in transforming our view of human origins and relation to the universe, and the impact of this idea on traditional philosophy and religion. It explains the most important basic findings and procedures in the area, and how it has developed since the first publications of Darwin and Wallace 150 years ago.
Categories: Science

Human Evolution A Very Short Introduction

Human Evolution  A Very Short Introduction

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Author: Bernard Wood

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192567628

Category: Science

Page: 144

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The study of human evolution is advancing rapidly. Newly discovered fossil evidence is adding ever more pieces to the puzzle of our past, whilst revolutionary technological advances in the study of ancient DNA are completely reshaping theories of early human populations and migrations. In this Very Short Introduction Bernard Wood traces the history of paleoanthropology from its beginnings in the eighteenth century to the very latest fossil finds. In this new edition he discusses how Ancient DNA studies have revolutionized how we view the recent (post-550 ka) human evolution, and the process of speciation. The combination of ancient and modern human DNA has contributed to discoveries of new taxa, as well as the suggestion of 'ghost' taxa whose fossil records still remain to be discovered. Considering the contributions of related sciences such as paleoclimatology, geochronology, systematics, genetics, and developmental biology, Wood explores our latest understandings of our own evolution. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
Categories: Science

Genes

Genes

Explores the discovery, nature, and role of genes in evolution and development.

Author: Jonathan Slack

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199676507

Category: Science

Page: 120

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Explores the discovery, nature, and role of genes in evolution and development.
Categories: Science

Fossils A Very Short Introduction

Fossils  A Very Short Introduction

In this delightful book, he provides a remarkably all-encompassing explanation of fossils as a phenomenon.

Author: Keith Thomson

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0192805045

Category: Science

Page: 160

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How did Darwin use fossils to support his theory of evolution? What are 'living fossils'? What fossils will today's generation leave behind? Building on the scientific aspects, Keith Thomson places fossils in a very human context, highlighting their impact on philosophy, mythology, our concept of time, and popular culture. In this delightful book, he provides a remarkably all-encompassing explanation of fossils as a phenomenon.
Categories: Science

Human Evolution and Development

Human Evolution and Development

Tattersall, I. (2015), The Strange Case of the Rickety Cossack and Other Cautionary Tales from Human Evolution. Palgrave Macmillan, New York. ... Wood, B. (2005), Human Evolution: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford University Press ...

Author: Nico van Straalen

Publisher: Amsterdam University Press

ISBN: 9789048543977

Category: Science

Page: 296

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Our understanding of human evolution is proceeding at an unprecedented rate over the last years due to spectacular fossil finds, reconstructions based on genome comparison, ancient DNA sequencing and new insights into developmental genetics. This book takes an integrative approach in which the development of the human embryo, the evolutionary history of our body, the structure of human populations, their dispersal over the world and their cultures are examined by integrating paleoanthropology, developmental biology, comparative zoology, population genetics and phylogenetic reconstruction. The authors discuss questions like: - What do we know about ancient humans? - What happens in the development of an embryo? - How did we manage to walk upright and why did we lose our hair? - What is the relationship between language, migration and evolution? - How does our body respond to the challenges of modern society? In addition to being a core text for the study of the life sciences, Human Evolution and Development is an easy-to-read overview for the interested layperson.
Categories: Science

The Ice Age A Very Short Introduction

The Ice Age  A Very Short Introduction

C. Gosden, Prehistory: A Very Short Introduction, Oxford University Press (2003) M.A. Maslin, Climate: A Very Short ... A Very Short Introduction, Oxford University Press, (2005) B. Wood, Human Evolution: A Very Short Introduction, ...

Author: Jamie Woodward

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191664632

Category: History

Page: 160

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The study of the Quaternary ice age has revolutionized ideas about Earth system change and the pace of landscape and ecosystem dynamics. The Ice Age: A Very Short Introduction looks at evidence from the continents, the oceans, and the ice core records, and the human stories behind it all. Jamie Woodward examines the remarkable environmental shifts that took place during the Great Ice Age of the Quaternary Period. He explores the evolution of ideas, evaluates the contributions of the leading players in the great debates, and presents some of the ingenious methods that have been used to retrieve information about the recent geological past. In an era of warming climate, the study of the ice age past is now more important than ever. This book examines the wonders of the Quaternary ice age - to show how ice age landscapes and ecosystems were repeatedly and rapidly transformed as plants, animals, and humans reorganized their worlds. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
Categories: History

Processes in Human Evolution

Processes in Human Evolution

Human Evolution. A Very Short Introduction. New York, NY: Oxford University Press. Wood, B. (2011). Did early Homo migrate “out of” or “in to” Africa? Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 108, 10375–10376.

Author: Francisco J. Ayala

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198739906

Category: Science

Page: 560

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Updated and rewritten version of first edition, published under title: Human evolution: trails from the past (Oxford biology) / Camilo J. Cela-Conde and Francisco J. Ayala. 2007.
Categories: Science

Understanding Human Evolution

Understanding Human Evolution

The Strange Case of the Rickety Cossack and Other Cautionary Tales from Human Evolution. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. *Wood, B. A. (2019). Human Evolution: A Very Short Introduction, 2nd ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Author: Ian Tattersall

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781009098755

Category: Science

Page: 225

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An authoritative account of human evolution, explaining the nature of the evidence and providing a new interpretation.
Categories: Science