Women, Modernity and Progress
A book that looks back at history from an evolutionary perspective, by bringing women to the forefront of history and rejecting gender stereotypes that are often endorsed by historians themselves.
And Evolution Created Woman Sexual Coercion and Violence in Men
An accessible, compelling assessment of what has been learned concerning the relationships between the sexes/genders from an evolutionary point of view.
Artificial Intelligence and the Chimpanzees of the Future For an Anthropology of Intelligence
Confronted with future challenges connected with the emergence of AI, a lucid and enlightening look by a paleoanthropologist, specialist in evolution.
Who will take power? Great apes, Politicians or Robots
Like Yuval Noah Harari’s Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind… with a dash of humour and a knowledge of prehistory too! Transhumanism, which is at the core of this book, is the subject of the moment.
Mrs Neanderthal Meets Homo sapiens
This enthralling fable is the springboard for Pascal Picq’s questionings about today’s world and its contradictions
From Darwin to Lévi-Strauss
An appeal by an eminent scientist for greater biodiversity, in Nature and humans
And at the Beginning there was Man... From Toumaï to Cro-Magnon
In forty years, the genealogical tree of human evolution has grown so extensively that it now spans six million years.
Is Man a Political Ape?
Political practices examined by an eminent palaeoanthropologist and primatologist.
Pascal Picq, Philippe Brenot
Sexuality, Human Being, Evolution
If the mythical “good savage” were to observe Western societies and their customs, he would be greatly surprised by the display of an obsession with sex.
Is Man a Political Ape?
What apes can teach us about politicians’ behaviour
Pascal Picq, François Savigny
The tiger is charged with symbolism. In myth and poetry it represents untamed force that can strike suddenly; it can appear stealthily out of nowhere, and vanish just as suddenly.
And at the Beginning there was Man...
In forty years, the genealogical tree of human evolution has grown so extensively that it now spans six million years. But fossils, the tree of evolution and the story they tell openly challenge all prevailing ideas about evolution; and though they have been shaken, these ideas have barely begun to change. In this book, Pascal Picq examines concrete, existing proof of our origins and then goes on to offer a new view of the human position in the evolutionary process. Pascal Picq is a senior lecturer in paleo-anthropology and prehistory at the Collège de France.