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The evolution of the human head

Author: Daniel Lieberman
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2011.
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Explains how the human head works, and why our heads evolved in this peculiarly human way. This book documents how the many components of the head function, how they evolved since we diverged from  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel Lieberman
ISBN: 9780674046368 0674046366
OCLC Number: 555660636
Description: xi, 756 p. : ill., map ; 25 cm.
Contents: Preface: heads up --
A tinkered ape? --
The skeletal tissues of the head --
Setting the stage: embryonic development of the head --
Modular growth of the fetal and postnatal head --
Integration of the head during fetal and postnatal growth --
The brain and the skull --
You are how you eat: chewing and the head --
Pharynx, larynx, tongue, and lung --
Holding up and moving the head --
Sense and sensitivity: vision, hearing, olfaction, and taste --
Early hominin heads --
Ecce early homo --
The evolution of the head in homo sapiens --
Final thoughts and speculations.
Responsibility: Daniel E. Lieberman.

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Lieberman offers acute descriptions of anatomy, embryology, physiology, and hominid fossils, while providing an exciting way to observe the relationships among structures, functions, and evolutionary Read more...

 
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