Essentials of Physical Anthropology / Edition 9

Essentials of Physical Anthropology / Edition 9

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by Robert Jurmain
     
 

This textbook introduces the biological principles of heredity and evolution, overviews the major groups of living primates, and traces hominid origins, the movement of premodern humans, and the dispersal of modern humans. Color photographs of fossils and animals are provided. The sixth edition reflects recent research in molecular biology and new fossil finds.… See more details below

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This textbook introduces the biological principles of heredity and evolution, overviews the major groups of living primates, and traces hominid origins, the movement of premodern humans, and the dispersal of modern humans. Color photographs of fossils and animals are provided. The sixth edition reflects recent research in molecular biology and new fossil finds. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781111837181
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
02/16/2012
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
448
Sales rank:
47,551
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1Introduction1
Photo Essay The Tools and Techniques of Physical Anthropology18
Chapter 2The Development of Evolutionary Theory23
Chapter 3The Biological Basis of Life43
Chapter 4Heredity and Evolution63
Chapter 5An Overview of the Living Primates81
Photo Essay Primate Studies: Free-Ranging and Captive Research113
Chapter 6Primate Behavior120
Chapter 7Mammalian/Primate Evolutionary History147
Chapter 8Hominid Origins167
Chapter 9Homo erectus and Contemporaries210
Photo Essay Paleoanthropology234
Chapter 10Neandertals and Other Archaic Homo sapiens239
Chapter 11Homo sapiens sapiens271
Chapter 12Microevolution in Modern Human Populations297
Chapter 13Human Variation and Adaptation316
Photo Essay Paleopathology: Diseases and Injuries of Bone340
Chapter 14The Anthropological Perspective on the Human Life Course346
Chapter 15Lessons from the Past, Lessons for the Future368
Appendix AAtlas of Primate Skeletal Anatomy385
Appendix BPopulation Genetics393
Appendix CSexing and Aging the Skeleton397

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