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Morgan, Elaine 1920-2013

Overview
Works: 160 works in 434 publications in 10 languages and 6,559 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Biographical films  Historical films  War films  Television programs  Biography  Personal narratives‡vEnglish  Fiction  Political fiction 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Performer, Author of introduction, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: GN281, 573.2
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Most widely held works about Elaine Morgan
 
Most widely held works by Elaine Morgan
The descent of woman by Elaine Morgan( Book )

36 editions published between 1972 and 2001 in 4 languages and held by 2,014 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'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 created 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. This lively, informative book sets out to solve the riddle of our origins; its answer is controversial. Elaine Morgan has made the 'Aquatic Ape Hypothesis' a plausible alternative to conventional theories of evolution and 'The Descent of Woman' first set out an understanding of who humans are and where they come from
The descent of the child : human evolution from a new perspective by Elaine Morgan( Book )

17 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 752 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Descent of the Child tells the story of the development of a human child from the moment of insemination to puberty. In the process, Morgan develops a stunning theory of the origins of human intelligence, arguing that our capacity for intelligence is a by-product of evolving babyhood. Uniquely among primates, Homo sapiens are born with considerable struggle, emerge wholly helpless, and continue to be dependent for a long time afterwards - only their eyes, faces, and vocal cords work. They don't know that they're not always going to be like that, Morgan posits, but, bent on survival, they try to manipulate their parents or other caregivers to do things that the babies' can't do for themselves. These early struggles, according to Morgan, provide our formative intellectual activity. It is in infancy that we really learn to think and to question. It explores not only the biological perspectives but the social ones: the change in women's role, over-population, birth control, fertility problems and the break-up of the nuclear family. The Descent of the Child should be read by parents (both new and soon-to-be) as well as anyone interested in child development or human evolution
The scars of evolution by Elaine Morgan( Book )

31 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 648 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Popular account of what is known as the 'aquatic ape' thesis
The aquatic ape by Elaine Morgan( Book )

16 editions published between 1982 and 1990 in English and held by 604 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Falling apart : the rise and fall of urban civilization by Elaine Morgan( Book )

17 editions published between 1976 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Campion( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collection of the first four episodes of the British television series. Albert Campion with gentle deceptive naiveté, has a passion for the excitement and danger of solving a variety of crimes
The aquatic ape hypothesis by Elaine Morgan( Book )

16 editions published between 1997 and 2017 in English and Japanese and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why do humans differ from other primates? What do those differences tell us about human evolution? Elaine Morgan gives one 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, and more. The answers point to one conclusion: millions of years ago our ancestors were trapped in a semi-aquatic environment
The descent of woman by Elaine Morgan( Book )

25 editions published between 1972 and 1979 in 5 languages and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Campion by Margery Allingham( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Campion thought he had been invited to view a painting but finds himself viewing a body. When another body turns up, Campion must deduce-- is it suicide, or a second murder?
Testament of youth by James Kent( Visual )

3 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a dramatization of the life of Vera Brittain, a strong-willed writer, feminist and activist. This four part series covers her life from her admission to Oxford, her experiences nursing on the frontlines of World War I, and her rise to triumph following the war as a feminist writer
The Descent of Woman by Elaine Morgan( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A pioneering work, the first to argue for the equal role of women in human evolution. On its first publication in 1972 it became a rallying-point for feminism and changed the terminology of anthropologists forever. It remains a key text in feminist history, as well as an extension to the author's Aquatic Ape Hypothesis, which is gaining more academic support each year. 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
Lloyd George by David Benedictus( Book )

2 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Christmas carol by Charles Dickens( Visual )

18 editions published between 1977 and 2009 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of Ebenezer Scrooge, too mean to join in Christmas festivities, who sits alone on Christmas Eve, to be visited by the ghost of his late business partner, Marley and by the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future. For they will take him through his life to face the truth about himself
The soldier and the woman : a play in one act by Elaine Morgan( Book )

7 editions published in 1961 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The descent of woman by Elaine Morgan( Book )

8 editions published between 1972 and 1974 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Morgan discusses her book, The descent of woman, and the new theories about the place of women in human evolution
Shui yuan : ren lei yan hua guo cheng de yi duan mi by Elaine Morgan( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in Chinese and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Love from Liz by Elaine Morgan( Book )

5 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'origine della donna by Elaine Morgan( Book )

6 editions published between 1974 and 1979 in Italian and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Women and society by Elaine Morgan( Book )

1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The naked Darwinist : questions about human evolution by Elaine Morgan( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Recently a weblog under the sub-heading of "pseudoscience" posed an interesting question: "If the Aquatic Ape theory explains so much, why do the majority of anthropologists not subscribe to it?" This book presents some fo the answers to that question."--Back cover
 
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The descent of the child : human evolution from a new perspective
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The descent of the child : human evolution from a new perspectiveThe scars of evolutionThe aquatic ape hypothesis
Alternative Names
Elaine Morgan Brits auteur

Elaine Morgan écrivain britannique

Elaine Morgan Scrittrice britannica

Elaine Morgan walisische Autorin und Drehbuchautorin

Elaine Morganová britská spisovatelka

Floyd, Elaine 1920-2013

모간, 일레인 1920-2013

エレイン・モーガン

モーガン, エレイン

モーガン, エレン

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