The Aquatic Ape Hypothesis by Elaine Morgan
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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.

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Elaine Morgan's first book, The Descent of Woman (1972), was an international bestseller in nine languages. Best known as an award-winning writer for television, she is also the author of The Aquatic Ape (1982).
Published January 3, 2011 by Souvenir Press. 205 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Professional & Technical, Science & Math, Nature & Wildlife. Non-fiction

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