The Descent of Woman

The Descent of Woman
Title The Descent of Woman PDF eBook
Author Elaine MORGAN
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Release 1989
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The Descent of Woman

The Descent of Woman
Title The Descent of Woman PDF eBook
Author ELAINE. MORGAN
Publisher
Pages 352
Release 2021-09-02
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ISBN 9781788168519

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The Descent of Woman is a pioneering work, the first to argue for the equal role of women in human evolution. On its first publication in 1972 it sparked an international debate and became a rallying-point for feminism, changing the terminology of anthropologists forever. Starting with her demolition of the Biblical myth that woman was an afterthought to the creation of man, Elaine Morgan rewrites human history and evolution.




Scars of Evolution

Scars of Evolution
Title Scars of Evolution PDF eBook
Author Elaine Morgan
Publisher Souvenir Press
Pages 212
Release 2012-04-01
Genre Science
ISBN 0285641328

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In this lively and controversial book Elaine Morgan presents a challenging interpretation to the question of human evolution. With brilliant logic she argues that our hominid ancestors began to evolve in response to an aquatic environment. Millions of years ago something happened that caused our ancestors to walk on two legs, to lose their fur, to develop larger brains and learn how to speak. Elaine Morgan discovers what this event was by studying the many incongruous flaws in the physiological make-up of humans. The human body is liable to suffer from obesity, lower back pain and acne. In support of her aquatic ape hypothesis she points out the flaws in our physiological make-up: the difficulties of erect bipedalism, our hairlessness and fat-layers, our preference for face to face sex and the way we breathe. Are these flaws a record of the history of the species, the 'scars' of evolution that are clues to earlier stages of evolution? Morgan establishes the origins of the evolutionary path that separated humans from other animals and questions the theories currently accepted by science. Did our ancestors adapt to an aquatic environment that subsequently dried out? Elaine Morgan has made the Aquatic Ape Hypothesis a plausible alternative to conventional theories of evolution and in The Scars of Evolution she brings a real understanding of who humans are and where they came from.




The Aquatic Ape Hypothesis

The Aquatic Ape Hypothesis
Title The Aquatic Ape Hypothesis PDF eBook
Author Elaine Morgan
Publisher Souvenir Press
Pages 206
Release 2011-03-01
Genre Social Science
ISBN 0285639811

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Why do humans differ from other primates? What do those differences tell us about human evolution? Elaine Morgan gives a revolutionary hypothesis that explains our anatomic anomalies: why we walk on two legs, why we are covered in fat, why we can control our rate of breathing? The answers point to one conclusion: millions of years ago our ancestors were trapped in a semi-aquatic environment. In presenting her case Elaine Morgan forces scientists to question accepted theories of human evolution.




Aquatic Ape Hypothesis The

Aquatic Ape Hypothesis The
Title Aquatic Ape Hypothesis The PDF eBook
Author Elaine Morgan
Publisher Souvenir Press
Pages 208
Release 2017-03
Genre Aquatic ecology
ISBN 9780285643611

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This thought-provoking text presents the Aquatic Ape Theory, with new information, new questions and a wealth of documentary evidence. It is the most persuasive, closely argued case yet offered to explain the mystery of human origins.'




The Descent of the Child

The Descent of the Child
Title The Descent of the Child PDF eBook
Author Elaine Morgan
Publisher
Pages 197
Release 1996
Genre Child development
ISBN 9780140247855

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A new look at evolution from the perspective of the child, from the development of the foetus and the experience of birth, to child rearing, growth and development, and the role of parents. Originally published in 1994 and now available in paperback.




Mothers and Others

Mothers and Others
Title Mothers and Others PDF eBook
Author Sarah Blaffer Hrdy
Publisher Harvard University Press
Pages 433
Release 2011-04-15
Genre Social Science
ISBN 0674659953

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Somewhere in Africa, more than a million years ago, a line of apes began to rear their young differently than their Great Ape ancestors. From this new form of care came new ways of engaging and understanding each other. How such singular human capacities evolved, and how they have kept us alive for thousands of generations, is the mystery revealed in this bold and wide-ranging new vision of human emotional evolution. Mothers and Others finds the key in the primatologically unique length of human childhood. If the young were to survive in a world of scarce food, they needed to be cared for, not only by their mothers but also by siblings, aunts, fathers, friends—and, with any luck, grandmothers. Out of this complicated and contingent form of childrearing, Sarah Hrdy argues, came the human capacity for understanding others. Mothers and others teach us who will care, and who will not. From its opening vision of “apes on a plane”; to descriptions of baby care among marmosets, chimpanzees, wolves, and lions; to explanations about why men in hunter-gatherer societies hunt together, Mothers and Others is compellingly readable. But it is also an intricately knit argument that ever since the Pleistocene, it has taken a village to raise children—and how that gave our ancient ancestors the first push on the path toward becoming emotionally modern human beings.