Was Man More Aquatic in the Past? Fifty Years After Alister Hardy - Waterside Hypotheses of Human Evolution

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Mario Vaneechoutte, Algis Kuliukas, Marc Verhaegen
Bentham Science Publishers, Jan 1, 2011 - Social Science - 253 pages
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The book starts from the observation that humans are very different from the other primates. Why are we naked? Why do we speak? Why do we walk upright? Fifty years ago, in 1960, marine biologist Sir Alister Hardy tried to answer this when he announced his so-called aquatic hypothesis: human ancestors did not live in dry savannahs as traditional anthropology assumes, but have adapted to live at the edge between land and water, gathering both terrestrial and aquatic foods.
This eBook is an up-to-date collection of the views of the most important protagonists of this long-neglected theory of human evolution at the 50th anniversary of its announcement in 1960. It brings together the views of leading scientists such as anthrolopogy professor Phillip Tobias, marine biologist Richard Ellis, waterbirth gynaecologist Michel Odent, nutritional biologist Michael Crawford and science writer Elaine Morgan.
  

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Contents

Chapter 01
3
Chapter 02
16
Chapter 03
36
Chapter 04
67
Chapter 05
82
Chapter 06
106
Chapter 07
120
Chapter 08
148
Chapter 10
164
Chapter 11
173
Chapter 12
181
Chapter 13
190
Chapter 14
199
Chapter 15
213
Index
226
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Chapter 09
156

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