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The Human Story Behind Scientific Discovery
Here is the Link for the book.
How is the existing system of education shaping future scholars? How do the politics of grants and funding science affect scholarly development? Why were some of the brightest figures of scientific progress not academically educated? How do universities influence scientific progress? How does the peer-review process advance or depress scientific discovery? Jordania tackles the thorny issues of scholarly integrity, reputation, and corruption. These topics fundamentally affect the everyday lives of thousands of scholars, both professional and non-professional, and have a profound influence on the advancement of science.

“The Human Story Behind Scientific Discovery will be seen as one of the most important books of our time. It’s far-reaching, fascinating, and flawlessly truthful, with a message so unexpected that most readers will experience a tsunami of realization mixed with shock. It will change some of us and redirect others, and once you’ve read it, it will stay with you for life. Its truths cannot be ignored and are impossible to forget.”
Elizabeth Marshall Thomas, author, The Hidden Life of Dogs and The Hidden Life of Life.

“When was the last time you read a book that has a fresh idea or insight on almost every page? Joseph Jordania’s questioning and creative mind is well suited to describing the contributions made by passionate developers of new knowledge who in their time were considered outsiders, or mavericks, if they were considered at all. Jordania’s own unorthodox observations will move the reader to think ‹Hmm, That makes sense!›”
Ellen Dissanayake, Author, What Is Art For? and Homo Aestheticus.

“A dazzling, inspirational tour de force. Joseph Jordania exceeds his goal of presenting the human dynamics of scientific discovery sketched by Popper, Kuhn, and Feyerabend. Not content to identify the malignant, pervasive barriers to the advancement of science, he provides an insightful, comprehensive guide to overcoming institutionalized resistance that will put heart into aspiring scholars, scientists, and seekers and challenge the gatekeepers and systems that hold back innovation.”
Jenny Wade, author, Changes of Mind: A Holonomic Theory of the Evolution of Consciousness and Transcendent Sex: When Lovemaking Opens the Veil.
A New Model of Human Evolution: How Predators Shaped Human Morphology and Behaviour.

The central theme of this book is the new model of human evolution,  based on long and dynamic evolutionary interaction between human ancestors and the ancestors of the big cats, April 2017. Here is the link to the book.

“The most revolutionary  evolutionary theory in decades!”.
Wladimir J. Alonso (Brazil),  Evolutionary biologist.

Truly original work! A reader will be surprised  by many of his findings, all of which make perfect sense, and one will wonder why they weren’t mentioned before. The reason certainly seems to  be that Jordania saw them first
Elizabeth Marshall Thomas (USA),  author of The Tribe of Tiger and The Hidden Life of Dogs.
Tigers, Lions and Humans: History of Rivalry, Conflict, Reverence and Love:

came out in 2014 (Logos). Here is the link to the text of the book

Who Asked the First Question? Origins of Human Choral Singing, Intelligence, Language and Speech.

Was written already in Australia in 2006. In 2009 the book received Fumio Koizumi award in ethno-musicology:

In recognition of his contribution to systematic analysis of folk polyphonies of the world, proposing a new model for the origins of traditional choral singing in a broad context of human evolution.

Here is the link to the book.

Choral Singing in Human Culture and Evolution

Came out in Lambert Academic Publishers, Germany, in 2015. This is the second revised edition of the 2006 book.  You can read it here.


" I totally agree with the  main idea of Joseph Jordania about the ancient origins of choral singing  and its gradual disappearance. To my opinion also,there is no  "evolution" from monophonic to polyphonic singing, and I was glad to see  that the argumentation of this idea is so strong and logic".
Simha Arom, CNRS, France

"Joseph Jordania's book is a masterpiece of comparative musicology by a person with an amazing  knowledge base. As a co-editor of the book "The Origins of  Music"(2000), I am thrilled to finally see a true work of comparative  musicology appear after many decades of neglect. This is the kind of  material that people, from psychology to evolutionary biology, need to  ponder as to incorporate music into the emerging picture of human evolution".
Steven Brown, Simon Fraser University, Canada.
Behind the Jim Corbett’s Stories
Vol 2.
2020 (Logos)
P. Gadhvi, P. Gheerawo, M. Waltl, A. Akhtar, J. Jordania, F. Quevedo de Oliveira

Came out in 2020. Here is the link to the book.
The authors of this volume, all members of the Jim Corbett International Research Group, continued their fieldworks in Kumaon, where they diligently followed the footsteps of Jim Corbett, meeting the people directly affected by Jim Corbett’s life and work - people who still live in picturesque villages in close proximity to tigers and leopards. The authors have also searched through and dissected archived material, unearthing new facts to share with the many Corbett fans all around the world.  
Behind the Jim Corbett’s Stories.
Vol 1.
Analytical Journey Through’ Corbett’s places’ and Unanswered Questions.

Came out in 2016 (Logos). Here is the link to the book.
Why Do People Sing? Music in Human Evolution:

was written after a publisher from ERC (Tokyo) commissioned me to write a shorter version of my 2006 book for a more popular reader. This book includes many new ideas not present in my 2006 book. The book came out in English in 2011 (Logos), and was later also translated into Chinese (2014), Japanese (2016), and Georgian (2016).
Origins and Development of Georgian Drone Polyphony.

My first book, written in Georgian in 1984, was never published, although for some time it was on the plan of state publishing house Khelovneba.
Georgian Traditional Polyphony in an International Context of Polyphonic Culture (To the Problems of Origins of Polyphony).

My next book was written in Russian and was published in 1989 by the Tbilisi State University Press. This was my Doctoral on Music dissertation.
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