Rob Boyd and I have coauthored a textbook entitled How Humans Evolved which is designed for use in introductory classes in human evolution and biological anthropology. This text differs from others in several ways:

  • A more thorough treatment of evolutionary theory, including discussions of the evolution of quantitative characters, kin selection, sexual selection, life history evolution, and parent offspring conflict.
  • Discussion of how evolution shapes the behavior of nonhuman primates, with chapters on parental investment and mating strategies, cooperation, and cognition.
  • An extensive treatment of evolutionary psychology, human behavioral ecology, and cultural evolution.

The seventh edition of How Humans Evolved (WW Norton, 2014) is now available. The book is also available as an e-book, and instructors can create custom e-texts with a selected set of chapters. For more information, go to the WW Norton website.