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The Aquatic Ape Hypothesis By Elaine Morgan

The Aquatic Ape Hypothesis by Elaine Morgan

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An examination of the evolution of mankind which presents the theory that at some time between 6 and 9 million years ago the ancestors of human beings returned to a marine existence, thus accounting for homo sapiens' major differences from the apes. By the author of THE DESCENT OF WOMAN.

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The Aquatic Ape Hypothesis: The Most Credible Theory of Human Evolution by Elaine Morgan

Elaine Morgan gives a revolutionary hypothesis that explains our anatomic anomalies in The Aquatic Ape Hypothesis - 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.

The Aquatic Ape Hypothesis Reviews

More scientific than Genesis, more up to date than Darwin, more fun than Ardrey... she writes better than Desmond Morris. -- Sunday Telegraph
It was one of the most outrageous, improbable evolutionary ideas ever proposed... now the idea... is becoming respectable. -- The Observer
Part feminist polemic, part evolutionary bombshell. -- The Guardian

About 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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The Aquatic Ape Hypothesis: The Most Credible Theory of Human Evolution by Elaine Morgan
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