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The Invaders: How Humans and Their Dogs Drove Neanderthals to Extinction, by Pat Shipman Subscription

23 April 2015 | By Simon Underdown

A lupine alliance may have helped Homo sapiens to beat the competition, says Simon Underdown

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Rebecca Bowler, Jeremy Holmes, Richard Joyner, Malcolm Kirkup and Peter J. Smith... Subscription

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…on Modernism, Middlebrow and the Literary Canon; Donne: The Reformed Soul; Hitler’s Uranium Club: The Secret Recordings at Farm Hall; The Independent Director: The Non-Executive Director’s Guide to Effective Board Presence; and The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher

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The Power of the Past: Understanding Cross-Class Marriages, by Jessi Streib

A study of American couples who married out of their socio-economic culture intrigues Mary Evans

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