Human Evolution

Pranveer Singh
Department of Zoology, Indira Gandhi National Tribal University (IGNTU), India

Series: Science, Evolution and Creationism
BISAC: SCI027000

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This proposed book on human evolution will be a comprehensive book covering all uncovered issues relevant to human evolution. This book deals with human evolution in exhaustive detail. Up-to-date literature and work (2013-14) have been incorporated, thus including every possible piece of information relevant to the subject. Chapter 1 deals with the historical overview of the subject citing the pre-Darwinian and Darwinian eras, and also covers the genesis of human evolution with Africa as the cradle of human existence. Chapter 2 describes different species of the genus “omo” and also various theories of human dispersal.

Chapter 3 is devoted to the anatomical and morphological modifications in the body plan and their role in evolving and diversifying Hominins from their Great Ape ancestors. Chapter 4 discusses evidence from molecular biology, genetics and fossils to validate Hominin evolution. Additionally, fossil evidence and lack thereof for different body parts is also described. Chapter 5 and 6 are especially devoted to the behavioral, social-cultural and cognitive aspects of human evolution. They also describe in detail the development and organization of social structure, and social systems with a note on their role in evolving humans. Chapter 7 is included to analyze the biggest controversy of modern time related to human evolution: “Ida as a missing-link”.

It critically examines different literature to arrive at impartial and rational conclusion about the controversy. Wherever necessary, text is supplemented with figures, ray diagrams and appendices. Appendices and bullet points are provided at the end of the book for a quick recap of the complete evolutionary process.
(Imprint: Nova)

Preface

Chapter I: Introduction to Human Evolution

Chapter II: Evolution and dispersal of Hominins

Chapter III: Anatomy and Morphology of Human Evolution

Chapter IV: Evidences for Human Evolution

Chapter V: Evolution of Human Behavior

Chapter VI: Recent and Current Trends in Human Evolution

Chapter VII: Ida as ‘Missing-Link’ of Anthropoid Evolution

Appendix I

Appendix II

Appendix III

Index

Audience: Researchers, Academicians, Undergraduate and Postgraduate students

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