Archeology on the Threshold

“Presents novel archaeological perspectives on transitions, both geographic and temporal. Contributors combine a range of theoretical models to understand transitions while employing explicit methodological frameworks in diverse contexts.”—Anna Marie Prentiss, editor of Handbook of Evolutionary Research in Archaeology   “Embodies a strong global comparative perspective on transitional states framed across ethnographic and archaeological foci, their potential causation … Continue reading Archeology on the Threshold

Finding Fairness

“A sweeping history of human societies redefined by the importance of our evolved expectation for fairness, which appears to have been just as critical to the human story as big brains, bipedalism, the capacity for language, and opposable thumbs.”—Neill J. Wallis, coeditor of New Histories of Pre-Columbian Florida “In this magisterial and wide-ranging comparative study of … Continue reading Finding Fairness

The Evidence for Insect Eating in Human Evolution

Written by Julie J. Lesnik, author of Edible Insects and Human Evolution   Unlike the archaeological record for meat eating, which contains evidence from numerous sites of butchered bones with marks left by stone tools, the evidence for insect eating is scarce. However, this does not mean that insects were not an important part of … Continue reading The Evidence for Insect Eating in Human Evolution

Edible Insects and Human Evolution

"An original and satisfying synthesis on the evolution of the human diet that draws from all the relevant fields of the natural and social sciences."—W. C. McGrew, author of The Cultured Chimpanzee: Reflections on Cultural Primatology   "Engaging. Argues most convincingly that insects were an important food source during human evolution."—Margaret J. Schoeninger, University of California … Continue reading Edible Insects and Human Evolution

Darwin’s Man in Brazil

"A valuable introduction to Fritz Müller, a colorful and important figure in the story of natural history, but someone who has been seriously neglected by historians of science. This volume helps us gain a better understanding not only of Müller’s many contributions but also of the development of Darwin’s ideas about species diversity."--Vassiliki Betty Smocovitis, … Continue reading Darwin’s Man in Brazil

Spring Review Roundup

Our books are blossoming with praise and positive reviews this spring! Enjoy just a few highlights from this season below.   Saving Florida: Women's Fight for the Environment in the Twentieth Century  By Leslie Kemp Poole “Makes significant contributions to the broader fields of American history and environmental history by continually placing the actions of … Continue reading Spring Review Roundup

Evolution: What Do The Kids Think?

Evolution: What Do The Kids Think? Guest post by Brandon Haught, author of Going Ape: Florida's Battles over Evolution in the Classroom . My work on Going Ape was a thrilling five-year research and writing journey. I discovered hundreds of documents, from newspaper articles to school board meeting minutes, revealing Floridians’ opinions on how evolution should … Continue reading Evolution: What Do The Kids Think?

February Review Roundup: FABruary Features

Our fabulous authors have been featured in nearly 100 reviews and articles this month. Take a look at just a few highlights below! . Unwind spotlighted two of our recent cookbooks. The magazine recommended Mango by Jen Karetnick "for all those that love this sweet, tropical fruit--or are overwhelmed by a ripe tree in their yard" and deemed it "the definitive … Continue reading February Review Roundup: FABruary Features