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Becoming Human
www.becominghuman.org
The Institute of Human Origins offers an impressive interactive Web site on the study of early humans. Inside, visitors can explore interactive features, virtual labs, and a library of Web resources on related topics.


Cerebellar Structure
137.222.110.150/calnet/Cereb/Cereb.htm
On this Web site from the University of Bristol, England, learn about the part of our brain that controls basic balancing and motor skills.


The eSkeletons Project
www.eskeletons.org
Examine the different bone structures of humans and our primate relatives on this Web site devoted to comparative anatomy.


Science at a Distance
www.brooklyn.cuny.edu/bc/ahp/SDV2.html
Want to know more about genetics? Take an introductory online course through this Web site from the City University of New York.


"Life on All Fours"
www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/health/article2671426.ece
On the Web site of the Times of London, learn about another family of handwalkers recently discovered in Iraq. See a video clip of the family as well as links to a photo slide show and a background article on the subject of walking on all fours.


Evolution: A Journey Into Where We're From and Where We're Going
www.pbs.org/wgbh/evolution/humans/index.html
This companion Web site to the PBS series Evolution provides an in-depth look at natural selection, extinction, human origins, and more.


Books

The Making of the Fittest: DNA and the Ultimate Forensic Record of Evolution
by Sean B. Carroll. W. W. Norton, 2006.

Lowly Origin: Where, When, and Why Our Ancestors First Stood Up
by Jonathan Kingdon. Princeton University Press, 2003.

Smithsonian Intimate Guide to Human Origins
By Carl Zimmer. HarperCollins Publishers, 2005.

The Journey of Man: A Genetic Odyssey
by Spencer Wells. Random House Trade Paperbacks, 2004.

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