The Aquatic Ape Hypothesis

By Elaine Morgan

Why do people range from different primates? What do these modifications let us know approximately human evolution? Elaine Morgan supplies a innovative speculation that explains our anatomic anomalies--why we stroll on legs, why we're lined in fats, why we will be able to keep an eye on our fee of respiring? The solutions aspect to at least one end: thousands of years in the past our ancestors have been trapped in a semi-aquatic setting. In providing her case Elaine Morgan forces scientists to question approved theories of human evolution.

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