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The Human Species An Introduction to Biological Anthropology

The Human Species  An Introduction to Biological Anthropology Author John Relethford
ISBN-10 0078034981
Release 2012-05-01
Pages 544
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In its ninth edition, The Human Species continues to provide a comprehensive approach to biological anthropology, especially the relationship between biology and culture, behavior in an evolutionary context, and humans as a species within the primate order. With its lively narrative and emphasis on the most current topics and findings in the field, The Human Species explores the major questions that concern biological anthropologists about our species.

The Human Species

The Human Species Author John Relethford
ISBN-10 0073405264
Release 2007
Pages 494
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This text introduces physical anthropology, the science of human biological evolution and variation. It addresses the major questions that concern biological anthropologists: "What are humans?" "How are we similar to and different from other animals?" "Where are our origins?" "How did we evolve?" "Are we still evolving?" "How are we different from one another?" and "What does the future hold for the human species?"

The human species

The human species Author John Relethford
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105034379334
Release 1990
Pages 531
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This general introduction to contemporary physical anthropology presents balanced coverage of the major components of the field: genetics and evolutionary theory, human variation, human evolution, and the biology, behavior, and evolution of primates.

50 Great Myths of Human Evolution

50 Great Myths of Human Evolution Author John H. Relethford
ISBN-10 9780470673928
Release 2017-01-17
Pages 304
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50 Great Myths of Human Evolution uses common misconceptions to explore basic theory and research in human evolution and strengthen critical thinking skills for lay readers and students. Examines intriguing—yet widely misunderstood—topics, from general ideas about evolution and human origins to the evolution of modern humans and recent trends in the field Describes what fossils, archaeology, and genetics can tell us about human origins Demonstrates the ways in which science adapts and changes over time to incorporate new evidence and better explanations Includes myths such as “Humans lived at the same time as dinosaurs;” “Lucy was so small because she was a child;” “Our ancestors have always made fire;” and “There is a strong relationship between brain size and intelligence” Comprised of stand-alone essays that are perfect for casual reading, as well as footnotes and references that allow readers to delve more deeply into topics

What It Means to Be 98 Chimpanzee

What It Means to Be 98  Chimpanzee Author Jonathan Marks
ISBN-10 9780520240643
Release 2003-11
Pages 312
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Focusing on the remarkable similarity between chimp and human DNA, the author explores the role of molecular genetics, anthropology, biology, and psychology in the human-ape relationship.

Biological Anthropology

Biological Anthropology Author Craig Stanford
ISBN-10 9780134005867
Release 2016-02-24
Pages 624
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For courses in Biological Anthropology Present a rich overview of biological anthropology, from early foundations to recent innovations Biological Anthropology: The Natural History of Humankind combines comprehensive coverage of the foundations of the field with modern innovations and discoveries, helping students understand, and get excited about, the discipline. Because the authors conduct research in three of the main areas of biological anthropology–the human fossil record (Susan Antón), primate behavior and ecology (Craig Stanford), and human biology and the brain (John Allen)–they offer a specialist approach that engages students and gives them everything they need to master the subject. The Fourth Edition continues to present traditional physical anthropology within a modern Darwinian framework, and includes coverage of contemporary discoveries to highlight the ever-increasing body of knowledge in biological anthropology. Also available with MyAnthroLab® MyAnthroLab for the Biological Anthropology course extends learning online to engage students and improve results. Media resources with assignments bring concepts to life, and offer students opportunities to practice applying what they’ve learned. Please note: this version of MyAnthroLab does not include an eText. Biological Anthropology: The Natural History of Humankind, Fourth Edition is also available via REVEL™, an interactive learning environment that enables students to read, practice, and study in one continuous experience. Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyLab™ & Mastering™ does not come packaged with this content. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with MyLab & Mastering, ask your instructor for the correct package ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MyLab & Mastering, search for: 013437794X / 9780134377940 Biological Anthropology: The Natural History of Humankind plus MyAnthroLab for Biological Anthropology – Access Card Package, 4/e Package consists of: 0134005694 / 9780134005690 Biological Anthropology: The Natural History of Humankind, 4/e 0134324404 / 9780134324401 MyAnthroLab for Biological Anthropology Access Card

Introduction to Physical Anthropology

Introduction to Physical Anthropology Author Robert Jurmain
ISBN-10 9781337515917
Release 2017-01-27
Pages 592
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INTRODUCTION TO PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY, presents the most up-to-date, balanced, and comprehensive introduction to the field, combining an engaging writing style and compelling visual content to bring the study of physical anthropology to life for today's students. With a focus on the big picture of human evolution, the 15th Edition helps students master the basic principles of the subject and arrive at an understanding of the human species and its place in the biological world. It continues to keep pace with changes in the field, with new material on genetic technology and other topics reflecting recent scientific findings, including recent fossil discoveries as well as ancient DNA research on Neanderthals, Denisovans, and modern humans. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Human Biodiversity

Human Biodiversity Author Jonathan Marks
ISBN-10 9781351514620
Release 2017-07-12
Pages 321
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Are humans unique? This simple question, at the very heart of the hybrid field of biological anthropology, poses one of the false of dichotomies—with a stereotypical humanist answering in the affirmative and a stereotypical scientist answering in the negative. The study of human biology is different from the study of the biology of other species. In the simplest terms, people's lives and welfare may depend upon it, in a sense that they may not depend on the study of other scientific subjects. Where science is used to validate ideas—four out of five scientists preferring a brand of cigarettes or toothpaste—there is a tendency to accept the judgment as authoritative without asking the kinds of questions we might ask of other citizens' pronouncements. In Human Biodiversity, Marks has attempted to distill from a centuries-long debate what has been learned and remains to be learned about the biological differences within and among human groups. His is the first such attempt by an anthropologist in years, for genetics has undermined the fundamental assumptions of racial taxonomy. The history of those assumptions from Linnaeus to the recent past—the history of other, more useful assumptions that derive from Buffon and have reemerged to account for genetic variation—are the poles of Marks's exploration.

Lab Manual and Workbook for Physical Anthropology

Lab Manual and Workbook for Physical Anthropology Author Diane France
ISBN-10 1305259041
Release 2015-10-17
Pages 424
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The Alternative Introduction to Biological Anthropology

The Alternative Introduction to Biological Anthropology Author Jonathan Marks
ISBN-10 0190490993
Release 2017-06
Pages 320
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In The Alternative Introduction to Biological Anthropology, Second Edition, author Jonathan Marks presents an innovative framework for thinking about the major issues in the field with fourteen original essays designed to correlate to the core chapters in standard textbooks. Each chapter draws on and complements--but does not reconsitute (except for the sake of clarity)--the major data and ideas presented in standard texts. Marks explores such topics as how we make sense of data about our origins, where our modern ideas come from, our inability to separate natural facts from cultural facts and values as we try to understand ourselves, and the social and political aspects of science as a culturally situated mental activity.

An Introduction to Molecular Anthropology

An Introduction to Molecular Anthropology Author Mark Stoneking
ISBN-10 9781119050872
Release 2016-10-20
Pages 400
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Molecular anthropology uses molecular genetic methods to address questions and issues of anthropological interest. More specifically, molecular anthropology is concerned with genetic evidence concerning human origins, migrations, and population relationships, including related topics such as the role of recent natural selection in human population differentiation, or the impact of particular social systems on patterns of human genetic variation. Organized into three major sections, An Introduction to Molecular Anthropology first covers the basics of genetics – what genes are, what they do, and how they do it – as well as how genes behave in populations and how evolution influences them. The following section provides an overview of the different kinds of genetic variation in humans, and how this variation is analyzed and used to make evolutionary inferences. The third section concludes with a presentation of the current state of genetic evidence for human origins, the spread of humans around the world, the role of selection and adaptation in human evolution, and the impact of culture on human genetic variation. A final, concluding chapter discusses various aspects of molecular anthropology in the genomics era, including personal ancestry testing and personal genomics. An Introduction to Molecular Anthropology is an invaluable resource for students studying human evolution, biological anthropology, or molecular anthropology, as well as a reference for anthropologists and anyone else interested in the genetic history of humans.

Cultural Connections

Cultural Connections Author Morris J. Vogel
ISBN-10 087722840X
Release 1991
Pages 256
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Illustrates the history, civilization, and social conditions of the United States via artifacts, paintings, and other objects from the collections of cultural institutions in Philadelphia and environs.

The Human Species An Introduction to Biological Anthropology

The Human Species  An Introduction to Biological Anthropology Author CTI Reviews
ISBN-10 9781467280389
Release 2016-09-26
Pages 476
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Facts101 is your complete guide to The Human Species, An Introduction to Biological Anthropology. In this book, you will learn topics such as Microevolution, The Evolution and Classification of Species, The Primates, and Primate Behavior and Ecology plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

Linking to the Past

Linking to the Past Author Kenneth L. Feder
ISBN-10 0195331176
Release 2007-11-21
Pages 474
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Linking to the Past: A Brief Introduction to Archaeology, Second Edition, offers an engaging introduction to the methods archaeologists use to reveal the human past. Employing an accessible and conversational writing style, Feder uses his students' field study of a three-thousand-year-old North American village site as the backdrop to illustrate how archaeologists find, recover, study, and interpret the material culture left behind by earlier peoples.

Through the Lens of Anthropology

Through the Lens of Anthropology Author Robert J. Muckle
ISBN-10 9781442608665
Release 2015-11-06
Pages 420
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Through the Lens of Anthropology is a concise but comprehensive introductory textbook that uses the twin themes of food and sustainability to illustrate the connected nature of anthropology's four major subfields: archaeology, and biological, cultural, and linguistic anthropology. By viewing the world through the lens of anthropology, students will learn not only about anthropological methods, theories, and ethics, but also the ways in which anthropology is relevant to their everyday lives and embedded in the culture that surrounds them. Beautifully illustrated throughout, with over 150 full-color images, figures, feature boxes, and maps, this is an anthropology text with a fresh perspective, a lively narrative, and plenty of popular topics that are sure to engage readers. A strong pedagogical framework structures the book: each chapter features learning objectives, glossary terms, and chapter summaries, as well as review and discussion questions which guide students' analysis of the topics, themes, and issues raised in the text. This book is interesting to read, manageable to teach, and succeeds at igniting interest in anthropology as a discipline.

Fundamentals of Biological Anthropology

Fundamentals of Biological Anthropology Author John Relethford
ISBN-10 PSU:000050645190
Release 1997
Pages 386
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A brief introduction to contemporary biological (physical) anthropology, this text presents balanced coverage of the major components of the field: evolutionary theory and genetics; the biology, behavior, and evolution of the living primates; human evolution; and human variation. This is a shortened version of The Human Species: An Introduction to Biological Anthropology, Third Edition.

The Chosen Species

The Chosen Species Author Juan Luis Arsuaga
ISBN-10 9781405115339
Release 2006
Pages 284
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This engaging book tells the story of human evolution, asking ifman is indeed the “chosen species” or merely anevolutionary accident. Written by world-renowned paleoanthropologists who areco-directors of the excavations at Atapuerca---a World HeritageSite and Europe’s oldest known burial site---where a newhuman species, homo antecessor, was discovered Discusses various hypotheses of human evolution, drawingconclusions from verifiable facts and well-founded argument Offers a compelling narrative written for nonspecialists andstudents of human evolution Includes over 60 illustrations Sold over 100,000 copies in the original Spanish-languageedition