The Aquatic Ape Hypothesis (Ebook)

The Most Credible Theory of Human Evolution

Elaine Morgan

Were the ancestors of modern humans more aquatic than those of other great apes?

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.

Publication date: 01/03/2011

£8.99

ISBN: 9780285639812

ISBN 10 / ASIN: B006WB7LDK

Imprint: Souvenir Press

Subject: Science & Mathematics

The Aquatic Ape Hypothesis (Paperback)

The Most Credible Theory of Human Evolution

Elaine Morgan

Were the ancestors of modern humans more aquatic than those of other great apes?

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.

Publication date: 01/03/2017

£9.99

ISBN: 9780285643611

Imprint: Souvenir Press

Subject: Science & Mathematics

Elaine Morgan

Elaine Morgan

Elaine Morgan was born in 1920, and after studying at Oxford University, worked as a television writer. In 1972, she published The Descent of Woman suggesting that human evolution had an aquatic origin. This idea was attacked at first by scientists but the book became an international bestseller. In the decades since, Morgan's aquatic ape hypothesis has gained widespread support. She died in 2013.

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