The Aquatic Ape: A Theory of Human Evolution. Elaine Morgan, Alister Hardy, Foreword.
The Aquatic Ape: A Theory of Human Evolution
The Aquatic Ape: A Theory of Human Evolution
The Aquatic Ape: A Theory of Human Evolution
The Aquatic Ape: A Theory of Human Evolution
The Aquatic Ape: A Theory of Human Evolution

The Aquatic Ape: A Theory of Human Evolution

London: Souvenir Press, 1982.

First edition. Signed by Elaine Morgan "with best wishes" on bottom corner of front free endpaper. From the library of paleontologist, evolutionary biologist, and writer Stephen Jay Gould, although not marked so. 168 pp. with 8 pages of b/w photos. Black cloth with silver lettering. Very Near Fine with slightly bumped corners in Very Near Fine jacket with slightly crimped corners.

The book that popularized the "aquatic ape hypothesis" of human evolution, that humans' ancestors dwelt by the waterside rather than the savanna, which was first proposed by Sir Alister Hardy. The author defended the idea against widespread criticism and indifference until her death in 2013. Signed copies are quite rare. Item #140938677

Price: $1,200.00

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