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The Human Evolution Coloring Book

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9780062737175

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0062737171
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12/7/2009
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HarperCollins Publications
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Summary

The completely revised "Human Evolution Coloring Book Provides an authoritative, scientific background for understanding the origins of humanityIncludes new discoveries and information essential for students of anthropology, primatology, paleontology, comparative anatomy, and geneticsBrings together evidence from living primates, fossils, and molecular studiesExplains the latest dating methods, including radioactive, paleomagnetic, and molecular clocksSurveys the world of living primates, their ecology, locomotion, diet, behavior, and life historiesClarifies the anatomical and behavioral similarities and differences between ourselves and our closest living relatives, the chimpanzee and the gorillaResolves some long-standing mysteries about our relationship to the extinct Neanderthals

Table of Contents

Acknowledgment
Preface
Coloring Instructions
Section 1 Evidence for Evolution
Mapping the Globe: Darwin's Voyage
Explaining Species: Darwin's Methods
Evidence for Evolution: Comparative Embryology: The Vertebrate Body
Evidence for Evolution: Comparative Anatomy: The Vertebrate Brain
Evidence for Evolution: New Structures from Old: Mammalian Ear Bones
Evidence for Evolution: Adaptive Radiation: Mammalian Forelimbs
Evidence for Evolution: Adaptive Radiation: Mammalian Dentition
Role of Environment: Convergence: Oceans and Swimming
Role of Environment: Convergence: Marsupials and Placentals
Particulate Inheritance: Mendel's Peas
Individual Variation: Mendelian Genetics: Law of Segregation
Individual Variation: Mendelian Genetics: Law of Independent Assortment
Heredity and the Cell: Somatic Cell Division: Mitosis
Heredity and the Cell: Sex Cell Division: Meiosis
Individual Variation: Fruit Flies, Mutations, and Linked Genes
Speciation and Genetic Drift: Snub-nose Monkeys
Natural Selection in Action: Galapagos Finches
The Changing Globe: Continental Drift
Time and Earth History: Life Originates and Diversifies
Earth History: Paleozoic: Life Leaves the Sea
Earth History: Mesozoic: Reptiles Reign, Mammals Emerge
Earth History: Cenozoic: Mammals Multiply
Section 2 The Molecular Basis of Life
The Molecular Basis of Life: DNA: The Double Helix
The Molecular Basis of Life: DNA Replication
The Molecular Basis of Life: DNA and RNA Molecules
Transcription and Translation: Protein Synthesis
The Alphabet of Life: The Universal Genetic Code
Evolution of a Protein: Lessons from Globin Genes
Relationships of Living Species: DNA Hybridization and DNA Sequencing
Relationships of Living Species: Immunology
Relationships of Living Species: Calibrating Molecular Clocks
Molecular Clocks: Proteins that Evolve at Different Rates
A Fast Molecular Clock: Mitochondrial DNA
Individual Variation: Mini- and Microsatellites: DNA Fingerprinting
Evolution at Two Levels: Molecules and Morphology
New Frontiers: Animal Body Plans: Homeobox Genes
New Frontiers: Lessons from an Extinct Species: The Return of the Quagga
Section 3 Our Living Primate Relatives
Primate Lineages: Kinds of Primates
Living Primates: World Distribution
Primate Ecology: Rain Forest Communities
Primate Ecology: Home Range and Territory
Primate Ecology: Habitat and Niche Separation
Food and Feeding: Diet and Dentition
Primates as Mammals: Tree Shrew Skeleton
Primate Locomotion: In the Trees and on the Ground
Locomotor Analysis: Body Proportions
Locomotor Independence: Infant Development
Primate Grasping: Hands and Feet
Manual Dexterity: Hands and Doing: Forelimb Flexibility
Behavioral Potential: Upright and Bipedal
Primates as Mammals: The Social Revolution and Mammalian Brain
Sensory Adaptations: Olfaction: Noses and Smelling: Communication
Sensory Adaptations: Eyes and Seeing: Visual Field and Depth Perception
Sensory Adaptations: Eyes and Seeing: The World of Day and Color
Visual Communication: Facial Expressions and Gestures
Sensory Adaptations: Audition: Ears and Hearing
Auditory Communication: Primate Vocalizations
The Brain Map: Cerebral Cortex
Communication, Language, and the Brain
Primate Social Life: Social Groups and Social Bonds
Primates as Mammals: Life Stages and Life History
Primate Life History: Female Reproductive Cycles
Primate Life History: Variation in Female Reproduction
Primate Life History: Infants and Survival
Primate Life History: Juveniles and Transitions
Primate Life History: Males and Social Living
Sex Differences: Female and Male Variation
Life Stories: Biography in Bones: Gombe Chimpanzees
Primate Intelligence: Solving Problems
Chimpanzee Behavior: Using Tools and Learning Skills
Population Variation: Behavior, Traditions, and Transmission
Symbols and Abstractions: The Candy Game
Section 4 Primate Diversity and Adaptation
Primate Origins: Rain Forests, Plants, and Primates
Primate Evolution: Archaic Primates in the Paleocene
Primate Evolution: Primate Diversity in the Eocene
Prosimian Family Tree: Adaptive Radiation
Prosimian Ecology and Niche Separation: Galagos and Pottos
Prosimians: Island Isolation and Lemur Ecology
Lemur Reproduction: Female Dominance, Ecology, and Energetics
Tarsiers: Leaping Specialists
Prosimians and Anthropoids: Special Senses and Dentition
Primate Evolution: Anthropoids of the Fayum, Egypt
New Wold Monkey Origins: The Rafting Hypothesis
New World Monkey Family Tree: Adaptive Radiation
New World Monkeys: Callitrichins: Tamarins and Marmosets
New World Monkeys: Co-parenting in Titi Monkeys
New Wolrld Monkeys: Pitheciins and Seed Predation
New World Monkeys: Cebines: Animal Predators
New World Monkeys: Atelines and Prehensile Tails
New World and Old World Monkeys: More than a Matter of Noses
Old World Monkey Family Tree: Adaptive Radiation
Old World Monkeys: Banquet and Smorgasbod Feeders
Old World World Monkeys: Guenons: Masked Monkeys
Old World Monkeys: African Colobus Monkeys
Old World Monkeys: Hanuman Langurs: Sacred Monkeys
Old World Monkeys: Macaques: Weed and Nonweed
Old World Monkeys and Apes: Locomotor Adaptation: Trunk Proportions
Old World Monkeys and Apes: Feeding Spheres: Locomotor-Feeding Anatomy
Fossil Monkeys in the Miocene and Pliocene
Fossil Apes in he Miocene
Miocene Apes: Putting Proconsul Together
Ape Family Tree: Adaptive Radiation
Asian Apes: Gibbons and Siamangs: Acrobatic Singers
Asian Apes: Orangutans: Enigmatic Apes
African Apes: Patterns of Sexual Dimorphism
African Apes: Gorillas: Gentle Giants
African Apes: Chimpanzees: Contrast in Social Living
Chimpanzees and Humans: Comparative Anatomy
Section 5 Human Evolution
Sherwood Washburn and the New Physical Anthropology
Human Origins: The Ecological Theater and the Savanna Mosaic
Fossils in the Making: From Death to Discovery
Measuring Time: Nuclear and Paleomagnetic Clocks
Early Hominid Sites: Distribution in Time and Space
Hominid Site: Olduvai George, Tanzania
Hominid Site: Koobi Fora, Lake Turkana, Kenya
Hominid Sites: West Lake Turkana and Allia Bay, Kenya
Hominid Sites: Afar Triangle, Ethiopia
Hominid Sites: Taung and Sterkfontein, South Africa
Hominid Site: Swartkrans, South Africa
South African Caves: Predators and Prey
Early Hominid Behavior: Lines of Evidence
Chimpanzees and Humans: Bipedal Anatomy and Locomotion
Hominid Locomotion: Pelvis and Lower Limb
Hominid Locomotion: Footprints and Foot Bones
Hominid Locomotion: What Does Lucy Tell Us?
Australopithecines: Cranial and Facial Comparisons
Australophithecines: Dental Comparisons
Australopithecine Adaptation: Gracile and Robust Species
The Great Brain Drain: Brain Evolution
New Techniques: Making Visible the Invisible
Hand Function: Locomotion and Tools
Early Homo in Africa: Hominids Leave Africa: The First Wave
Expansion into Europe: Homo heidelbergensis
The Neanderthals: A Distinct Species
Origin of Homo sapiens: Out of Africa
Neanderthals and Modern Humans in the Near East
Expansion of Homo sapiens and the Origin of Art
Language and the Brain: The Left Brain Interpreter
Section 6 Human Adaptation
Sexual Reproduction and Fertilization
Human Development: Body Segments and Body Proportions
Growth and Development: Body Systems and Life Stages
Growth and Development: Head and Dentition
Growth and Development: Bones and the Skeleton
Hard Tissue Markers of Life Events
Human Variation: Sex Chromosomes and Sex-linked Genes
Sexual Development, Sex Differences, and Body Composition
Population Variation: Human Reproduction and Cultural Influence
Human Adaptation: Skin as the Protective Body Shield
Human Adaptation: Milk and Culture: Lactose and Lactase
Human Adaptation: Living at High Altitudes
Populations and ABO Blood Groups
Human Adaptation: Sickle Cell Trait: Defense against Malaria
Human Adaptation: Sickle Cell: Environment and Culture
Human Migrations: Genes and Language
Getting the Most Out of Color
Appendix
Bibliography
Index


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