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Evolution and Prehistory: The Human Challenge / Edition 10
     

Evolution and Prehistory: The Human Challenge / Edition 10

by William A. Haviland, Dana Walrath, Harald E. L. Prins, Bunny McBride
 

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ISBN-10: 1285061411

ISBN-13: 9781285061412

Pub. Date: 03/08/2013

Publisher: Cengage Learning


Offering compelling photos, engaging examples, and select studies by anthropologists in a variety of locations around the globe, Haviland, Walrath, Prins and McBride present evolution and prehistory in vivid, accessible terms, and demonstrate how the field is relevant to understanding the complex world around you. You'll have the opportunity to explore the

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Offering compelling photos, engaging examples, and select studies by anthropologists in a variety of locations around the globe, Haviland, Walrath, Prins and McBride present evolution and prehistory in vivid, accessible terms, and demonstrate how the field is relevant to understanding the complex world around you. You'll have the opportunity to explore the different ways humans face the challenge of existence; learn about the connection between biology and culture in the course of human evolutionary history as well as in shaping contemporary human biology, beliefs, and behavior; and see the impact of globalization on the continued survival of our species and planet. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781285061412
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
03/08/2013
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
400
Sales rank:
170,037
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents


1. The Essence of Anthropology. 2. Biology, Genetics, and Evolution. 3. Living Primates. 4. Primate Behavior. 5. Field Methods in Archaeology and Paleoanthropology. 6. The First Bipeds. 7. Early Homo and the Origins of Culture. 8. The Global Expansion of Homo sapiens and Their Technology. 9. The Neolithic Revolution: The Domestication of Plants and Animals. 10. The Emergence of Cities and States. 11. Modern Human Diversity: Race and Racism. 12. Human Adaptation to a Changing World.

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