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The Creative Spark: How Imagination Made Humans Exceptional

"A bold new synthesis of paleontology, archaeology, genetics, and anthropology that overturns misconceptions about race, war and peace, and human nature itself, answering an age-old question: What made humans so exceptional among all the species on Earth?"

The International Encyclopedia of Primatology:

Represents the first comprehensive encyclopedic reference focusing on the behavior, biology, ecology, evolution, genetics, and taxonomy of human and non-human primates.

Biological Anthropology:

Concepts and Connections, 3e shows the relevance of anthropological concepts to today's students and encourages critical thinking. Throughout the text and especially in its many “Connections” features, Agustin Fuentes links anthropological concepts and questions to students’ lives.


The combining of primatological and anthropological practice and the viewing of humans and other primates as living in integrated and shared ecological and social spaces, has become an increasingly popular approach to primate studies in the twenty-first century.

The Evolution of Human Wisdom:

This volume addresses key questions about the puzzle of human origins by focusing on a topic that is largely unexplored thus far, namely, the evolution of human wisdom. How can we best understand the human capacity for wisdom, where did it come from, and how did it emerge? It explores lines of convergence and divergence between Christian theology and evolutionary anthropology in its search to identify different aspects of wisdom.

Ethics in the Field:

In this volume, practitioners from across anthropological disciplines―social and biological anthropology and primatology―come together to question and compare the ethical regulation of fieldwork, what is common to their practices, and what is distinctive to each discipline.