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Morgan, Elaine 1920-2013

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The descent of woman by Elaine Morgan( Book )

35 editions published between 1972 and 2001 in 6 languages and held by 2,054 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 767 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 aquatic ape by Elaine Morgan( Book )

19 editions published between 1982 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 634 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 575 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The scars of evolution by Elaine Morgan( Book )

22 editions published between 1990 and 1999 in 4 languages and held by 546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Popular account of what is known as the 'aquatic ape' thesis
Campion( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 267 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 )

18 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in 3 languages 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 a revolutionary 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? The answers point to one conclusion: millions of years ago our ancestors were trapped in a semi-aquatic environment. In presenting her case Elaine Morgan forces scientists to question accepted theories of human evolution
The descent of woman by Elaine Morgan( Book )

21 editions published between 1972 and 1979 in 5 languages and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Testament of youth by James Kent( Visual )

5 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and held by 126 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
Lloyd George by David Benedictus( Book )

2 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Christmas carol by Charles Dickens( Visual )

24 editions published between 1976 and 2009 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The timeworn Dickens' story about the old merchant Scrooge and how his own disappointments in life shape his view that both life and men are not worthy of his notice or concern
L'origine della donna by Elaine Morgan( Book )

12 editions published between 1972 and 1975 in English and Italian and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Morgan discusses her book, The descent of woman, and the new theories about the place of women in human evolution
The soldier and the woman : a play in one act by Elaine Morgan( Book )

7 editions published in 1961 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Love from Liz by Elaine Morgan( Book )

5 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pinker's list by Elaine Morgan( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 23 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 23 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
The Scars of Evolution What our bodies tell us about human origins by Elaine Morgan( )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this lively and controversial book Elaine Morgan presents a challenging interpretation to the question of human evolution. With brilliant logic she argues that our hominid ancestors began to evolve in response to an aquatic environment. Millions of years ago something happened that caused our ancestors to walk on two legs, to lose their fur, to develop larger brains and learn how to speak. Elaine Morgan discovers what this event was by studying the many incongruous flaws in the physiological make-up of humans. The human body is liable to suffer from obesity, lower back pain and acne. In su
Knock 'em cold, kid by Elaine Morgan( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Knock 'em Cold,?Kid is the autobiography of award-winning Welsh writer Elaine?Morgan
The Descent of Woman by Elaine Morgan( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 0 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
 
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The descent of the child : human evolution from a new perspective
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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

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The descent of the child : human evolution from a new perspectiveThe scars of evolutionThe aquatic ape hypothesis