EAORC List of Useful Books

Book

Category

Type

Leslie Aiello & Christopher Dean (1990). An Introduction to Human Evolutionary Anatomy. Academic Press Ltd: London, UK.

Human Evolution

Authored

Jean Aitchison (1996). The Seeds of Speech: language origin and evolution. Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, UK.

Language Origins

Authored

N J Allen, H Callan, R I M Dunbar & W James (2008). Early Human Kinship: From Sex to Social Reproduction. Blackwell: Oxford, UK.

Human Evolution

Edited

Stephen R Anderson (2004). Doctor Dolittle's Delusion: Animals and the uniqueness of human language. Yale University Press: New Haven, USA.

Language Origins

Authored

Julie Tetel Andresen (2014). Linguistics and Evolution: A developmental approach. Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, UK.

Language Origins

Authored

David P Barash (2012). Homo Mysterious: Evolutionary puzzles of human nature. Oxford University Press: Oxford, UK.

General Evolution

Authored

Marcello Barbieri (2003). The Organic Codes: an introduction to semantic biology. Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, UK.

General Evolution

Authored

Jerome H Barkow, Leda Cosmides & John Tooby (1992). The Adapted Mind: evolutionary psychology and the generation of culture. Oxford University Press: Oxford, UK.

Human Evolution

Edited

Alan Barnard (2011). Social Anthropology and Human Origins. Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, UK.

Human Evolution

Authored

Alan Barnard (2012). Genesis of Symbolic Thought. Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, UK.

Human Evolution

Authored

Martyn Barrett (1999). The Development of Language: studies in developmental psychology. Psychology Press Ltd: Hove, E.Sussex, UK.

Language Origins

Edited

Patrick Bateson & Paul Martin (1999). Design for a Life: how behaviour develops. Vintage: London, UK.

General Evolution

Authored

Mike Beaken (2011). The Making of Language (2nd Edition). Dunedin Academic Press: Edinburgh, UK.

Language Origins

Authored

Sophie A de Beaune, Frederick L Coolidge & Thomas Wynn (2009). Cognitive Archaeology and Human Evolution. Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, UK.

Human Evolution

Edited

Teresa Bejarano (2011). Becoming Human: from pointing gestures to syntax. John Benjamins Publishing Company: Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Language Origins

Authored

James D Benson & William S Greaves (2005). Functional Dimensions of Ape-Human Discourse. Equinox Publishing Ltd: London, UK.

Communication

Edited

Derek Bickerton (1990). Language and Species. University of Chicago Press: Chicago, USA.

Language Origins

Authored

Derek Bickerton (2009). Adam's Tongue: how humans made language, how language made humans. Hill & Wang: New York, USA.

Language Origins

Authored

Marion Blute (2010). Darwinian Sociocultural Evolution: solutions to dilemmas in cultural and social theory. Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, UK.

General Evolution

Authored

Noel T Boaz (1997). Eco Homo: how the Human Being emerged from the cataclysmic history of the Earth. Basic Books: New York, USA.

Human Evolution

Authored

Christopher Boehm (1999). Hierarchy in the Forest: the evolution of egalitarian behaviour. Harvard University Press: Cambridge, Mass, USA.

Human Evolution

Authored

Bart de Boer (2001). The Origins of Vowel Systems. Oxford University Press: Oxford, UK.

Language Origins

Authored

Radu J Bogdan (1997). Interpreting Minds: the evolution of a practice. MIT Press: Cambridge, Mass, USA.

Human Evolution

Authored

Rudolf Botha & Martin Everaert (2013). The Evolutionary Emergence of Language: evidence and inference. Oxford University Press: Oxford, UK.

Language Origins

Edited

Rudolf Botha & Chris Knight (2009). The Cradle of Language. Oxford University Press: Oxford, UK.

Language Origins

Edited

Rudolf Botha & Chris Knight (2009). The Prehistory of Language. Oxford University Press: Oxford, UK.

Language Origins

Edited

Robert Boyd & Joan B Silk (2006). How Humans Evolved (4th edition). WW Norton & co: New York, USA.

Human Evolution

Authored

Jack W Bradbury & Sandra L Vehrencamp (1998). Principles of Animal Communication. Sinauer Assocs inc: Sunderland, Mass, USA.

Communication

Authored

Clive Bromhall (2003). The Eternal Child: an explosive new theory of human origins and behaviour. Ebury Press: London, UK.

Communication

Authored

Andrew Brown (1999). The Darwin Wars: how stupid genes became selfish gods. Simon & Schuster Ltd: London, UK.

General Evolution

Authored

Stephen Budiansky (1998). If a Lion Could Talk: how animals think. Weidenfeld & Nicolson: London, UK.

Communication

Authored

Robbins Burling (2005). The Talking Ape: how language evolved. Oxford University Press: Oxford, UK.

Language Origins

Authored

Richard W Byrne (1995). The Thinking Ape: evolutionary origins of intelligence. Oxford University Press: Oxford, UK.

Communication

Authored

Rod Caird & Robert Foley (1994). Ape Man: the story of human evolution. Boxtree Ltd: London, UK.

Human Evolution

Authored

Josep Call & Michael Tomasello (2007). The Gestural Communication of Apes and Monkeys. Lawrence Erlbaum Assoc: Mahwah, NJ, USA.


Communication

Authored

William H Calvin (1996). How Brains Think: evolving intelligence, then and now. Weidenfeld & Nicolson: London, UK.

Human Evolution

Authored

William H Calvin & Derek Bickerton (2000). Lingua ex Machina. MIT Press: Cambridge, Mass, USA.

Language Origins

Authored

Bernard G Campbell & James D Loy (1996). Humankind Emerging (seventh edition). HarperCollins: New York, USA.

Human Evolution

Edited

Peter Carruthers & Andrew Chamberlain (2000). Evolution and the Human Mind: modularity, language and meta-cognition. Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, UK.

Human Evolution

Edited

Andrew Carstairs-McCarthy (1999). The Origins of Complex Language. Oxford University Press: Oxford, UK.

Language Origins

Authored

Erica A Cartmill, Seán Roberts, Heidi Lyn & Hannah Cornish (2014). The Evolution of Language: Proceedings of the 10th International Conference (EVOLANG10). World Scientific: Singapore.

Language Origins

Edited

Luigi Luca Cavalli-Sforza (2001). Genes, Peoples and Languages. Penguin: London, UK.

Human Evolution

Authored

Dorothy L Cheney & Robert M Seyfarth (1990). How Monkeys See the World: inside the mind of another species. University of Chicago Press: Chicago, Ill, USA.

Communication

Authored

Dorothy L Cheney & Robert M Seyfarth (2007). Baboon Metaphysics: the evolution of a social mind. University of Chicago Press: Chicago, Ill, USA.

Communication

Authored

V Gordon Childe (1951). Social Evolution. Watts & Co: London, UK.

Human Evolution

Authored

Morten H Christiansen & Simon Kirby (2003). Language Evolution. Oxford University Press: Oxford, UK.

Language Origins

Edited

Grahame Clark (1970). Aspects of Prehistory. University of California Press: London, UK.

Human Evolution

Authored

Frederick L Coolidge & Thomas Wynn (2009). The Rise of Homo Sapiens: the evolution of modern thinking. Wiley-Blackwell: Oxford, UK.

Human Evolution

Edited

Michael C Corballis (2002). From Hand to Mouth: the origins of language. Princeton University Press: Oxford, USA.

Language Origins

Authored

Michael C Corballis & Stephen E G Lea (1999). The Descent of Mind: psychological perspectives on hominid evolution. Oxford University Press: Oxford, UK.

Language Origins

Edited

Garniss Curtis, Carl Swisher & Roger Lewin (2000). Java Man: how geologists changed the history of Human evolution. Abacus: London, UK.

Human Evolution

Authored

Martin Daly & Margot Wilson (1998). The Truth about Cinderella: a Darwinian view of parental love. Weidenfeld & Nicolson: London, UK.


General Evolution

Authored

Charles Darwin (1859). On the Origin of Species. Harvard University Press: Cambridge, Mass, USA.

General Evolution

Authored

Charles Darwin (1874). The Descent of Man. Prometheus Books: New York, USA.

General Evolution

Authored

J P Davidson (2011). Planet Word: The story of language from the earliest grunts to Twitter and beyond. Penguin Books: London, UK.

Language Origins

Authored

Richard Dawkins (1986). The Blind Watchmaker. Penguin: London, UK.

General Evolution

Authored

Richard Dawkins (1989). The Selfish Gene (2nd edition). Oxford University Press: Oxford, UK.

General Evolution

Authored

Richard Dawkins (1996). Climbing Mount Improbable. Penguin: London, UK.

General Evolution

Authored

Richard Dawkins (2003). A Devil's Chaplain. Weidenfeld & Nicolson: London, UK.

General Evolution

Authored

Richard Dawkins (2004). The Ancestor's Tale: a pilgrimage to the dawn of life. Phoenix: London, UK.

General Evolution

Authored

Richard Dawkins (2009). The Greatest Show on Earth: the evidence for evolution. Black Swan: London, UK.

General Evolution

Authored

Terrence Deacon (1997). The Symbolic Species. Penguin: London, UK.

Language Origins

Authored

Daniel C Dennett (2003). Freedom Evolves. Allen Lane: London, UK.

Human Evolution

Authored

Jean-Louis Dessalles (2007). Why We Talk: the evolutionary origins of language. Oxford University Press: Oxford, UK.

Language Origins

Authored

Guy Deutscher (2005). The Unfolding of Language: the evolution of mankind's greatest invention. Arrow Books: London, UK.

Language Origins

Authored

Jared Diamond (1997). Why is Sex Fun? The evolution of human sexuality. HarperCollins: New York, USA.

Human Evolution

Authored

Merlin Donald (1991). Origins of the Modern Mind: three stages in the evolution of culture and cognition. Harvard University Press: Cambridge, Mass, USA.

Human Evolution

Authored

Merlin Donald (2001). A Mind so Rare: the evolution of human consciousness. W W Norton & co: London, UK.

Human Evolution

Authored

Robin I M Dunbar (1996). Grooming, Gossip and the Evolution of Language. Faber & Faber Ltd: London, UK.

Language Origins

Authored

Daniel Dor, Chris Knight & Jerome Lewis (2014). The Social Origins of Language. Oxford University Press: Oxford, UK.

Language Origins

Edited

Robin I M Dunbar (2004). The Human Story: a new history of mankind's evolution. Faber & Faber Ltd: London, UK.

Human Evolution

Authored

Robin I M Dunbar (2010). How Many Friends Does One Person Need? Dunbar's number and other evolutionary quirks. Faber & Faber Ltd: London, UK.

Human Evolution

Authored

Robin I M Dunbar (2014). Human Evolution. Pelican Books: London, UK.

Human Evolution

Authored

Robin I M Dunbar, Clive Gamble & J A J Gowlett (2014). Lucy to Language: Benchmark Papers. Oxford University Press: Oxford, UK.

Human Evolution

Edited

Robin I M Dunbar, Chris Knight & Camilla Power (1999). The Evolution of Culture. Edinburgh University Press: Edinburgh, UK.

Human Evolution

Edited

Martin Edwardes (2010). The Origins of Grammar: an anthropological perspective. Continuum: London, UK.

Language Origins

Authored

Nick C Ellis & Diane Larsen-Freeman (2009). Language as a Complex Adaptive System. Wiley-Blackwell: Oxford, UK.

Language Origins

Edited

N J Enfield & Stephen C Levinson (2006). Roots of Human Sociality: culture, cognition and interaction. Berg Publishers: Oxford, UK.

Human Evolution

Edited

Vyvyan Evans (2014). The Language Myth: Why language is not an instinct. Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, UK.

Language Origins

Authored

Daniel Everett (2012). Language: the cultural tool. Profile Books: London, UK.

Language Origins

Authored

Dean Falk (2009). Finding Our Tongues: mothers, infants and the origins of language. Basic Books: New York, USA.

Language Origins

Authored

Benjamin Farrington (1966). What Darwin really Said. Sphere Books: London, UK.

General Evolution

Authored

Felipe Fernández-Armesto (2004). Humankind: a brief history. Oxford University Press: Oxford, UK.

Human Evolution

Authored

Clive Finlayson (2009). The Humans Who Went Extinct: why Neanderthals died out and we survived. Oxford University Press: Oxford, UK.

Human Evolution

Authored

William Tecumseh Fitch (2010). The Evolution of Language. Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, UK.

Language Origins

Authored

Robert Foley (1995). Humans Before Humanity. Blackwell Publishers Ltd: Oxford, UK.

Human Evolution

Authored

Roger Fouts with Stephen Tukel Mills (1997). Next of Kin: my conversations with chimpanzees. Avon Books Inc: New York, USA.

Communication

Authored

Steven A Frank (1998). Foundations of Social Evolution. Princeton University Press: Princeton, NJ, USA.

Human Evolution

Authored

T Givón & Bertram F Malle (2002). The Evolution of Language out of Pre-language. John Benjamins BV: Amsterdam, Nlds.

Language Origins

Edited

Stephen Jay Gould (1989). Wonderful Life: the Burgess Shale and the nature of history. Penguin: London, UK.

General Evolution

Authored

Stephen Jay Gould (1996). Life's Grandeur: the spread of excellence from Plato to Darwin. Vintage: London, UK.

General Evolution

Authored

Stanley I Greenspan & Stuart G Shanker (2004). The First Idea: how symbols, language and intelligence evolved from our primate ancestors to modern humans. Da Capo Press: Cambridge, Mass, USA.

Language Origins

Authored

John Gribbin & Jeremy Cherfas (2001). The First Chimpanzee: in search of Human origins. Penguin: London, UK.

Human Evolution

Authored

Dean Hamer & Peter Copeland (1998). Living with Our Genes: why they matter more than you think. Macmillan Publishers Ltd: London, UK.

General Evolution

Authored

Roy Harris (1996). The Origin of Language. Thoemmes Press: Bristol, UK.

Language Origins

Edited

Marc D Hauser (1996). The Evolution of Communication. MIT Press: Cambridge, Mass, USA.

Communication

Authored

H R Hays (1958). From Ape to Angel. Methuen & Co Ltd: London, UK.

Human Evolution

Authored

Donna Hart & Robert W Sussman (2005). Man the Hunted: Primates, Predators, and Human Evolution. Westview Press: Cambridge, Mass, USA.

Human Evolution

Authored

Bernd Heine & Tania Kuteva (2007). The Genesis of Grammar: a reconstruction. Oxford University Press: Oxford, UK.

Language Origins

Authored

Bruce Hood (2014). The Domesticated Brain. Pelican Books: London, UK.

Human Evolution

Authored

William Howells (1959). Mankind in the Making. Secker & Warburg: London, UK.

Human Evolution

Authored

Sarah Blaffer Hrdy (1999). Mother Nature: natural selection and the female of the species. Chatto & Windus: London, UK.

Human Evolution

Authored

Sarah Blaffer Hrdy (2009). Mothers and Others: the evolutionary origins of mutual understanding. Belknap Press: Cambridge, Mass, USA.

Human Evolution

Authored

Wilhelm von Humboldt (1838). On Language: on the diversity of human language construction and its influence on the mental development of the human species. Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, UK.

Language Origins

Authored

James R Hurford (2007). The Origins of Meaning: Language in the light of evolution. Oxford University Press: Oxford, UK.

Language Origins

Authored

James R Hurford (2012). The Origins of Grammar: Language in the light of evolution. Oxford University Press: Oxford, UK.

Language Origins

Authored

James R Hurford (2014). The Origins of Language: A slim guide. Oxford University Press: Oxford, UK.

Language Origins

Authored

James R Hurford, Michael Studdert-Kennedy & Chris Knight (1998). Approaches to the Evolution of Language. Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, UK.

Language Origins

Edited

Donald Johanson & Blake Edgar (1996). From Lucy to Language. Cassell: London, UK.

Human Evolution

Authored

Sverker Johansson (2005). Origins of Language: Constraints on hypotheses. John Benjamins BV: Amsterdam, Nlds.

Language Origins

Authored

Steve Jones (2000). The Language of the Genes (revised edition). Flamingo: London, UK.

General Evolution

Authored

Steve Jones (2002). Y: the descent of Man. Abacus: London, UK.

General Evolution

Authored

Leonard D Katz (2000). Evolutionary Origins of Morality: cross-disciplinary perspectives. Imprint Academic: Thorverton, Exeter, UK.

General Evolution

Authored

Barbara J King (1999). The Origins of Language: what nonhuman primates can tell us. SAR Press: Santa Fe, NM, USA.

Language Origins

Edited

Jonathan Kingdon (1993). Self-Made Man: human evolution from Eden to Extinction? John Wiley & Sons Inc: New York, USA.

Human Evolution

Authored

Anna R Kinsella (2009). Language Evolution and Syntactic Theory. Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, UK.

Language Origins

Authored

Chris Knight (1991). Blood Relations: menstruation and the origins of culture. Yale University Press: New Haven, Mass, USA.

Human Evolution

Authored

Chris Knight, Michael Studdert-Kennedy & James R Hurford (2000). The Evolutionary Emergence of Language: social function and the origins of linguistic form. Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, UK.

Language Origins

Edited

Marek Kohn (1999). As We Know It: coming to terms with an evolved mind. Granta Publications: London, UK.

Human Evolution

Authored

Richard K Larson, Viviane Déprez & Hiroko Yamakido (2010). The Evolution of Human Language: biolinguistic perspectives. Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, UK.

Language Origins

Edited

Richard E Leakey (1981). The Making of Mankind. Michael Joseph Ltd: London, UK.

Human Evolution

Authored

Richard Leakey (1994). The Origin of Humankind. Phoenix: London, UK.

Human Evolution

Authored

Richard Leakey & Roger Lewin (1992). Origins Reconsidered: in search of what makes us human. Abacus: London, UK.

Human Evolution

Authored

Roger Lewin (1987). Bones of Contention: controversies in the search for human origins. Penguin: London, UK.

Human Evolution

Authored

Roger Lewin (1993). The Origin of Modern Humans. Scientific American Library: New York, USA.

Human Evolution

Authored

David Lewis-Williams (2002). The Mind in the Cave. Thames & Hudson Ltd: London, UK.

Human Evolution

Authored

David Lewis-Williams & David Pearce (2005). Inside the Neolithic Mind. Thames & Hudson: London, UK.

Human Evolution

Authored

Matthew D Lieberman (2013). Social: Why our brains are wired to connect. Oxford University Press: Oxford, UK.

Human Evolution

Authored

Philip Lieberman (1991). Uniquely Human: the evolution of speech, thought, and selfless behavior. Harvard University Press: Cambridge, Mass, USA.

Language Origins

Authored

Philip Lieberman (1998). Eve Spoke: human language and human evolution. Picador: London, UK.

Language Origins

Authored

Philip Lieberman (2000). Human Language and our Reptilian Brain: the subcortical bases of speech, syntax, and thought. Harvard University Press: Cambridge, Mass, USA.

Language Origins

Authored

David W Lightfoot (1999). The Development of Language: acquisition, change, and evolution. Blackwell Publishers Ltd: Oxford, UK.

Language Origins

Authored

Peter MacNeilage (2008). The Origin of Speech. Oxford University Press: Oxford, UK.

Language Origins

Authored

Brian MacWhinney (1999). The Emergence of Language. Lawrence Erlbaum Assoc: New Jersey, USA.

Language Origins

Edited

Jonathan Marks (2002). What it Means to be 98% Chimpanzee: apes, people, and their genes. University of California Press: Berkeley, USA.


Human Evolution

Authored

John Maynard Smith (1998). Shaping Life: genes, embryos and evolution. Weidenfeld & Nicolson: London, UK.

General Evolution

Authored

John Maynard Smith & Eörs Szathmáry (1995). The Major Transitions in Evolution. Oxford University Press: Oxford, UK.

General Evolution

Authored

John Maynard Smith & Eörs Szathmáry (1999). The Origins of Life: from the birth of life to the origins of language. Oxford University Press: Oxford, UK.

General Evolution

Authored

Luke McCrohon, Bill Thompson, Tessa Verhoef & Hajime Yamauchi (2014). The Past, Present and Future of Language Evolution Research: Student Volume following the 9th International Conference on the Evolution of Language. Evolang 9 Organising Committee: Tokyo, Japan.

Language Origins

Edited

Johnjoe McFadden (2000). Quantum Evolution: life in the multiverse. Flamingo: London, UK.

General Evolution

Authored

David McNeill (2012). How Language Began: gesture and speech in human evolution. Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, UK.

Language Origins

Authored

Paul Mellars, Katie Boyle, Ofer Bar-Yosef & Chris Stringer (2007). Rethinking the Human Revolution. McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research: Cambridge, UK.

Human Evolution

Edited

Neil Mercer (2000). Words & Minds: how we use language to think together. Routledge: London, UK.

Language Origins

Authored

Ernst Meyr (2001). What Evolution Is. Phoenix: London, UK.

General Evolution

Authored

Jeff Mielke (2008). The Emergence of Distinctive Features. Oxford University Press: Oxford, UK.

Language Origins

Authored

Steven Mithen (1996). The Prehistory of the Mind: a search for the origins of art, religion and science. Phoenix: London, UK.

Human Evolution

Authored

Steven Mithen (2003). After the Ice: a global human history, 20,000-5000BC. Phoenix: London, UK.

Human Evolution

Authored

Steven Mithen (2005). The Singing Neanderthals: the origins of music, language, mind and body. Weidenfeld & Nicolson: London, UK.

Language Origins

Authored

Elaine Morgan (1982). The Aquatic Ape: a theory of human evolution. Souvenir Press Ltd: London, UK.

Human Evolution

Authored

Elaine Morgan (1985). The Descent of Woman. Souvenir Press Ltd: London, UK.

Human Evolution

Authored

Elaine Morgan (1997). The Aquatic Ape Hypothesis. Souvenir Press Ltd: London, UK.

Human Evolution

Authored

Randolph M Nesse (2001). Evolution and the Capacity for Commitment. Russell Sage Foundation: New York, USA.

General Evolution

Authored

Stephen Oppenheimer (2003). Out of Eden: the peopling of the world. Constable & Robinson Ltd: London, UK.

Human Evolution

Authored

Stephen Oppenheimer (2006). The Origins of the British: the new prehistory of Britain and Ireland from Ice Age hunter gatherers to the Vikings as revealed by DNA analysis. Constable & Robinson Ltd: London, UK.

Human Evolution

Authored

Pierre-Yves Oudeyer (2006). Self-Organization in the Evolution of Speech. Oxford University Press: Oxford, UK.

Language Origins

Authored

Mark Pagel (2012). Wired for Culture: the natural history of human cooperation. Allen Lane: London, UK.

Human Evolution

Authored

Douglas Palmer (2005). Seven Million Years: the story of human evolution. Weidenfeld & Nicolson: London, UK.

Human Evolution

Authored

Charles Pasternak (2007). What Makes Us Human? Oneworld Publications: Oxford, UK.

Human Evolution

Edited

Irene Maxine Pepperberg (1999). The Alex Studies: cognitive and communicative abilities of grey parrots. Harvard University Press: Cambridge, Mass, USA.

Communication

Authored

Steven Pinker (1994). The Language Instinct. Penguin: London, UK.

Language Origins

Authored

Henry Plotkin (1997). Evolution in Mind: an introduction to evolutionary psychology. Penguin: London, UK.

General Evolution

Authored

Daniel J Povinelli (2000). Folk Physics for Apes: the chimpanzee's theory of how the world works. Oxford University Press: Oxford, UK.

Communication

Authored

David Premack & Ann James Premack (1983). The Mind of an Ape. WW Norton & Co Ltd: London, UK.

Communication

Authored

Colin Renfrew (1987). Archaeology and Language: the puzzle of Indo-European origins. Random House UK Ltd: London, UK.

Language Origins

Authored

Matt Ridley (1993). The Red Queen: sex and the evolution of human nature. Penguin: London, UK.

General Evolution

Authored

Mark Ridley (1997). Evolution. Oxford University Press: Oxford, UK.

General Evolution

Authored

Mark Ridley (2000). Mendel's Demon: gene justice and the complexity of life. Phoenix: London, UK.

General Evolution

Authored

Matt Ridley (2003). Nature Via Nurture: genes, experience and what makes us human. Harper Collins: London, UK.

General Evolution

Authored

Alice Roberts (2009). The Incredible Human Journey: the story of how we colonised the planet. Bloomsbury Publishing: London, UK.

Human Evolution

Authored

Machteld Roede, Jan Wind, John M Patrick & Vernon Reynolds (1991). The Aquatic Ape: fact or fiction? Souvenir Press: London, UK.

Human Evolution

Edited

Lesley J Rogers & Gisela Caplan (1998). Not only Roars and Rituals. Allen & Unwin: Sydney, Australia.

Communication

Authored

Joan Roughgarden (2009). The Genial Gene: deconstructing Darwinian selfishness. University of California Press: Berkeley, CA, USA.

General Evolution

Authored

Sue Savage-Rumbaugh & Roger Lewin (1994). Kanzi: the ape at the brink of the human mind. John Wiley & Sons Inc: New York, USA.

Communication

Authored

Geoffrey Sampson (1997). Educating Eve: The 'language instinct' debate. Cassell: London, UK.

Language Origins

Authored

Geoffrey Sampson (2005). The 'Language Instinct' Debate (revised edition). Continuum: London, UK.

Language Origins

Authored

Thom Scott-Phillips (2015). Speaking Our Minds: Why human communication is different, and how language evolved to make it special. Palgrave Macmillan: Basingstoke, UK.

Language Origins

Authored

Par Segerdahl, William Fields & Sue Savage-Rumbaugh (2005). Kanzi's Primal Language: the cultural initiation of primates into language. Palgrave Macmillan: Basingstoke, Hants, UK.

Communication

Authored

Brian Skyrms (2010). Signals: evolution, learning, & information. Oxford University Press: Oxford, UK.

Communication

Authored

Elliott Sober & David Sloan Wilson (1998). Unto Others: the evolution and psychology of unselfish behaviour. Harvard University Press: Cambridge, Mass, USA.

Human Evolution

Authored

Dan Sperber & Deirdre Wilson (1995). Relevance: communication and cognition. Blackwell Publishers Ltd: Oxford, UK.

Communication

Authored

Ian Stewart & Jack Cohen (1997). Figments of Reality: the evolution of the curious mind. Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, UK.

Human Evolution

Authored

Chris Stringer (2006). Homo Britannicus: the incredible story of human life in Britain. Allen Lane: London, UK.

Human Evolution

Authored

Chris Stringer (2011). Origin of Our Species. Allen Lane: London, UK.

Human Evolution

Authored

Chris Stringer & Peter Andrews (2005). The Complete World of Human Evolution. Thames & Hudson: London, UK.

Human Evolution

Authored

Christopher Stringer & Clive Gamble (1993). In Search of the Neanderthals. Thames & Hudson: New York, USA.

Human Evolution

Authored

Chris Stringer & Robin McKie (1996). African Exodus: the origins of modern humanity. Pimlico: London, UK.

Human Evolution

Authored

Maggie Tallerman (2005). Language Origins: perspectives on evolution. Oxford University Press: Oxford, UK.

Language Origins

Edited

Maggie Tallerman & Kathleen R Gibson (2012). The Oxford Handbook of Language Evolution. Oxford University Press: Oxford, UK.

Language Origins

Edited

Ian Tattersall (1995). The Last Neanderthal: the rise, success, and mysterious extinction of our closest human relatives. Nevraumont Publishing co: New York, USA.


Human Evolution

Authored

Ian Tattersall (1998). Becoming Human: evolution and human uniqueness. Oxford University Press: Oxford, UK.

Human Evolution

Authored

Ian Tattersall (2012). Masters of the Planet: the search for our human origins. Palgrave Macmillan: New York, USA.

Human Evolution

Authored

Michael Tomasello & Josep Call (1997). Primate Cognition. Oxford University Press: Oxford, UK.

Communication

Authored

Michael Tomasello (1999). The Cultural Origins of Human Cognition. Harvard University Press: Cambridge, Mass, USA.

Human Evolution

Authored

Michael Tomasello (2003). Constructing a Language: A usage-based theory of language acquisition. Harvard University Press: Cambridge, USA.

Language Origins

Authored

Michael Tomasello (2008). Origins of Human Communication. MIT Press: Cambridge, Mass, USA.

Language Origins

Authored

Michael Tomasello (2009). Why We Cooperate. Boston Review: Cambridge, Mass, USA.

Human Evolution

Authored

Colin Tudge (1998). Neanderthals, Bandits and Farmers: how agriculture really began. Weidenfeld & Nicolson: London, UK.

Human Evolution

Authored

Charlotte Uhlenbroek (2002). Talking with Animals. Hodder & Stoughton: London, UK.

Communication

Authored

Mark Van Vugt & Anjana Ahuja (2010). Selected: why some people lead, why others follow, and why it matters. Profile Books: London, UK.

Human Evolution

Authored

Frans B M de Waal (1996). Good Natured: the origins of right and wrong in humans and other animals. Harvard University Press: Cambridge, Mass, USA.

Communication

Authored

Frans B M De Waal (2001). The Ape and the Sushi Master. Penguin: London, UK.

Communication

Authored

Frans B M De Waal (2002). Tree of Origin: what primate behavior can tell us about human social evolution. Harvard University Press: Cambridge, Mass, USA.

Communication

Authored

Frans B M De Waal (2006). Primates and Philosophers: how morality evolved. Princeton University Press: Princeton, NJ, USA.

Communication

Edited

Alan Walker & Pat Shipman (1996). The Wisdom of Bones: in search of human origins. Weidenfeld & Nicolson: London, UK.

Human Evolution

Authored

Spencer Wells (2002). The Journey of Man: a genetic odyssey. Penguin: London, UK.

Human Evolution

Authored

Andrew Whiten, Robert A Hinde, Christopher B Stringer & Kevin N Laland (2012). Culture Evolves. Oxford University Press: Oxford, UK.

General Evolution

Authored

Geoff Williams & Annabelle Lukin (2004). The Development of Language: functional perspectives on species and individuals. Continuum: London, UK.

Language Origins

Edited

Christopher Wills (1993). The Runaway Brain: the evolution of human uniqueness. Basic Books: New York, USA.

Human Evolution

Authored

Edward O Wilson (1978). On Human Nature. Harvard University Press: Cambridge, Mass, USA.

Human Evolution

Authored

Edward O Wilson (1996). In Search of Nature. Penguin: London, UK.

General Evolution

Authored

Edward O Wilson (2000). Sociobiology: the new synthesis (25th anniversary edition). Belknap Press: Cambridge, Mass, USA.

General Evolution

Authored

Edward O Wilson (2001). The Diversity of Life (new edition). Penguin: London, UK.

General Evolution

Authored

Richard Albert Wilson (1937). The Miraculous Birth of Language. British Publisher's Guild: London, UK.

Language Origins

Authored

Robert Winston (2002). Human Instinct: how our primeval impulses shape our modern lives. Bantam Press: London, UK.

Human Evolution

Authored

Richard Wrangham (2009). Catching Fire: how cooking made us human. Profile Books: London, UK.

Human Evolution

Authored

Richard W Wrangham, W C McGrew, Frans B M de Waal, Paul G Heltne (1994). Chimpanzee Cultures. Harvard University Press: Cambridge, Mass, USA.

Communication

Edited

Alison Wray (2002). The Transition to Language. Oxford University Press: Oxford, UK.

Language Origins

Edited

Amotz Zahavi & Avishag Zahavi (1997). The Handicap Principle: a missing piece of Darwin's puzzle. Oxford University Press: Oxford, UK.


General Evolution

Authored

Carl Zimmer (2001). Evolution: the triumph of an idea. William Heinemann: London, UK.

General Evolution

Authored

If you know of any books that should be added to this list, contact me at martin.edwardes @ btopenworld.com

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