218 pages | 50 Color Illus. | 8 B/W Illus.
This book presents the latest evidence on the controversial ‘Waterside Ape’ theory of human evolution, what used to be known as the ‘Aquatic Ape’ theory. The traditional ‘Savannah Ape’ theory that early hominid apes evolved on the grass plains of East Africa 6- 7 million years ago from our quadruped ape ancestors by coming down from the trees on to the savannah and stood upright in order to see further, has been accepted by archaeologists and anthropologists since before the time of Darwin, based on geological and fossil evidence. Recent scientific evidence largely discredites this hypothesis, but mainstream teaching and public understanding is still based on traditional lines.
Key selling features:
Foreword Gareth Morgan. Introduction.
Chapter 1 Theories of Evolution.
Chapter 2 The Aquatic Debate – Seeking the Truth.
Chapter 3 Our Genetic Heritage.
Chapter 4 Early Human Origins.
Chapter 5 The Neanderthals and their Demise.
Chapter 6 The Waterside Ape – Why are we so Different?
Chapter 7 The Naked Ape.
Chapter 8 The Early Hominid Tailor.
Chapter 9 Evolutionary Adaptations in the Human Skull and Sinuses.
Chapter 10 Skull Buoyancy and the Diving Reflex.
Chapter 11 Surfer’s Ear.
Chapter 12 The Human Brain and Evolution of Intelligence.
Chapter 13 The Cognitive Revolution.
Chapter 14 The Human Larynx and Evolution of Voice.
Chapter 15 Obstetric and Perinatal Considerations.
Chapter 16 Marine Adaptations in the Human Kidney.
Chapter 17 Scars of Evolution.
Chapter 18 We are what we Eat.
Chapter 19 An Incredible Journey.