The Scars of Evolution
is a discussion of a theory of human origins
which holds that H. sapiens
went through an aquatic or semi-aquatic
phase and that this is responsible for some of our more unusual anatomical
features, compared with the other apes. While this "Aquatic Ape"
hypothesis is pretty controversial (and probably not true in any strong
form), Morgan argues it well and does provide a decent bibliography;
it is worth a look if you are interested in human evolution.
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- Related reviews:
- Elaine Morgan - The Descent of the Child: Human Evolution From a New Perspective
- more primates + paleoanthropology
- more popular science