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Ton Van Den Bogert
12-03-2003, 05:54 AM
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Schweizerbart Science Publishers is pleased to announce the availability of:

WALKING UPRIGHT

Results of the 13th International Senckenberg Conference at the Werner
Reimers Foundation Bad Homburg v. d. H. and at the Senckenberg
Research Institute, Frankfurt am Main, October 5-9, 1999.
Ed.: Franzen, Jens Lorenz; Köhler, Meike; Moyà-Solà, Salvador
2003. 153 pages, 69 figures, 18 tables, 30x21cm
(Courier Forschungsinstitut Senckenberg, Band 243)
ISBN 3-510-61357-0 paperback, EUR 29.90
Furterh information:
http://www.schweizerbart.de/pubs/books/sng/cfs-courie-190324300-desc.html

has just been published and is available through good booksellers.


About the contents:

The volume contains the main results of the 13th International
Senckenberg Conference which took place October 1999 at the Werner
Reimers Foundation at Bad Homburg v.d.H. and at the Senckenberg
Institute at Frankfurt a.M. Topics are biomechanics of upright walking
as well as constructional and functional analyses of recent and fossil
primates relevant in this context. Special emphasis is placed on the
evolutionary and functional role forelimbs played for the
evolution of upright walking. This is an often neglected aspect,
particularly with regard to the question: was it pronogrady or
orthogrady or what else from which bipedality developed? Particular
attention is paid to the analysis of fossils, above all the skeleton
of the 3.3 my old Australopithecus from Sterkfontein as well as the
foot prints from Laetoli, Tanzania. A chapter of its own is devoted to
the still enigmatic ape Oreopithecus that lived and walked obviously
upright bipedally about 8 million years ago on Islands in the
Tyrrhenian sea. This case of a natural experiment may show to what
extent similar but not identical preconditions result in similar
although not identical constructional and functional evolutionary
developments. The volume closes with a short summary and discussion of
the constructional approach for reconstructing the evolution of human
bipedal gait.


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Introduction

R. MCNEILL ALEXANDER

Principles of upright walking . 1 Biomechanics of upright walking

Holger PREUSCHOFT, Manuela SCHMIDT, Sugio HAYAMA, and Morihiko OKADA
The influence of three-dimensional movements of the forelimb on the
shape of the thorax and its importance for erect body posture 9

Hartmut WITTE, Martin S. FISCHER, Manuela SCHMIDt, Stefan GRUBER,
Oliver LUDWIG, Rémi HACKERT, Nadja SCHILLING, Danja VOGES, Helge
HOFFMANN, and Holger PREUSCHOFT
Human bipedality: mechanical preconditions and morphological
adaptations 25

>From pronogrady or from orthogrady to bipedality?

Masato NAKATSUKASA and Sugio HAYAMA

Skeletal response to bipedalism in macaques: with emphasis on cortical
bone distribution of the femur . 35

Bradley T. WATKINS

Hand bone ratios and their utility in predicting general substrate use in primates . 47

Sandra MARTELLI and Peter SCHMID
Functional morphology of the lumbar spine in hominoids . 61

Karin ISLER
Aspects of vertical climbing in gorillas 71

Bipedality in early hominids

Ronald J. CLARKE
Bipedalism and arboreality in Australopithecus 79

Ottmar KULLMER, Friedemann SCHRENK, and Boris DÖRRHÖFER
High resolution 3D-Image analysis of ape, hominid and human footprints 85

Fred SPOOR
The semicircular canal system and locomotor behaviour, with special
reference to hominin evolution 93

Holly DUNSWORTH, John H. CHALLIS, and Alan WALKER
Throwing and bipedalism: a new look at an old idea 105

The Oreopithecus case

Meike KÖHLER and Salvador MOYÀ-SOLÀ
Understanding the enigmatic ape Oreopithecus bambolii 111

Reconstructing the evolution of upright walking

Brigitte SENUT
Palaeontological approach to the evolution of hominid
bipedalism: the evidence revisited 125

Robin H. CROMPTON, Susannah THORPE, Wang WEIJIE, Li YU, Rachel PAYNE,
Russell SAVAGE, Tanya CAREY, Peter AERTS, Linda VAN ELSACKER, Angelika
HOFSTETTER, Michael GÜNTHER, and Jennifer RICHARDSON
The biomechanical evolution of erect bipedality. 135

Jens Lorenz FRANZEN
Constructions and reconstructing the evolution of human bipedal gait
147

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Availability:

The book is available from good booksellers everywhere or from the
publisher.

In the US, please turn to Balogh International, 1911 N. Duncan Rd.,
Champaign, IL 61822, USA Phone:\,(217)-355-9331, FAX: (217)-335-9413,
Balogh@balogh.com

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