Essentials of Physical Antropology / Edition 5

Essentials of Physical Antropology / Edition 5

by Robert Jurmain, Harry Nelson, Wenda R. Trevathan, Lynn Kilgore
     
 

ISBN-10: 0534614345

ISBN-13: 9780534614348

Pub. Date: 07/18/2003

Publisher: Cengage Learning

This mainstream, concise, four-color physical anthropology text is the best selling text in the brief physical anthropology market. It presents a balanced and thorough introduction to the field of physical anthropology using helpful tables, charts, photo essays, multimedia, and an engaging writing style to bring the study of physical anthropology to life for

Overview

This mainstream, concise, four-color physical anthropology text is the best selling text in the brief physical anthropology market. It presents a balanced and thorough introduction to the field of physical anthropology using helpful tables, charts, photo essays, multimedia, and an engaging writing style to bring the study of physical anthropology to life for today's student.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780534614348
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
07/18/2003
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
464
Product dimensions:
8.10(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction. 2. The Development of Evolutionary Theory. 3. The Biological Basis of Life. 4. Heredity and Evolution. 5. An Overview of the Living Primates. 6. Primate Behavior. 7. Processes of Macroevolution: Mammalian/Primate Evolutionary History. 8. Hominid Origins. 9. Homo erectus and Contemporaries. 10. Neandertals and Other Archaic Homo sapiens. 11. Homo sapiens sapiens. 12. Human Variation and Adaptation. 13. The Anthropological Perspective on the Human Life Course. 14. Lessons from the Past, Lessons for the Future. Appendix A: Atlas of Primate Skeletal Anatomy. Appendix B: Population Genetics. Appendix C: Sexing and Aging the Skeleton. Appendix D: Geographic Map.

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