Exploring Biological Anthropology: The Essentials / Edition 3

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Overview

Fron foundation to innovation: discover the best of biological anthropology.

Over the past 40 years, the study of biological anthropology has rapidly evolved from focusing on just physical anthropology to including the study of the fossil record and the human skeleton, genetics of individuals and populations, our primate relatives, human adaptation, and human behavior.

The 3rd edition of Exploring Biological Anthropology combines the most up-to-date, comprehensive coverage of the foundations of the field with modern innovations and discoveries.

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  • Personalize Learning – The new MyAnthroLab delivers proven results in helping students succeed, provides engaging experiences that personalize learning, and comes from a trusted partner with educational expertise and a deep commitment to helping students and instructors achieve their goals.
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  • Support Instructors – MyAnthroLab, an author-reviewed Instructor’s Manual, Electronic “MyTest” Test Bank, PowerPoint Presentation Slides, and Pearson Custom course material are available to be packaged with this text. Additionally, we offer package options for the lab portion of your course with Method & Practice in Biological Anthropology: A Workbook and Laboratory Manual for Introductory Courses, or Atlas of Anthropology.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205907335
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 7/30/2012
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 480
  • Sales rank: 96,606
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Craig Stanford is a professor of anthropology and biological sciences at the University of Southern California, where he also directs the Jane Goodall Research Center. He has conducted field research on primate behavior in south Asia, Latin America, and East Africa. He is well known for his long-term studies of meat-eating among wild chimpanzees in Gombe, Tanzania, and of the relationship between mountain gorillas and chimpanzees in the Impenetrable Forest of Uganda. He has authored or coauthored more than 120 scientific publications. Craig has received USC’s highest teaching awards for his introductory Biological Anthropology course. In addition, he has published eleven books on primate behavior and human origins, including Significant Others (2001) and Upright (2003). He and his wife, Erin Moore, a cultural anthropologist at USC, live in South Pasadena, California, and have three children.

John Allen is a research scientist in the Dornsife Cognitive Neuroscience Imaging Center and the Brain and Creativity Institute at the University of Southern California, where he is also an adjunct research associate professor in the Department of Anthropology. Previously, he was a neuroscience researcher at the University of Iowa College of Medicine and a faculty member in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Auckland, New Zealand, for several years. His primary research interests are the evolution of the human brain and behavior, and behavioral disease. He also has research experience in molecular genetics, nutritional anthropology, and the history of anthropology. He has conducted fieldwork in Japan, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, and Palau. He has received university awards for teaching introductory courses in biological anthropology both as a graduate student instructor at the University of California and as a faculty member at the University of Auckland. John and his wife, Stephanie Sheffield, have two sons, Reid and Perry.

Susan Antón is an associate professor in the Center for the Study of Human Origins, Department of Anthropology at New York University, where she also directs the M.A. program in Human Skeletal Biology. She is joint editor of the Journal of Human Evolution. Her field research concerns the evolution of genus Homo in Indonesia and human impact on island ecosystems in the South Pacific. She is best known for her work on H. erectus in Kenya and Indonesia. She received awards for teaching as a graduate student instructor of introductory physical anthropology and anatomy at the University of California and was Teacher of the Year while at the University of Florida. She has been twice elected to Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers. Susan and her husband, Carl Swisher, a geochronologist, raise Anatolian shepherd dogs.

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Table of Contents

Part I Foundations

Chapter 1: Introduction: What is Biological Anthropology?

Chapter 2: Origins of Evolutionary Thought

Part II Mechanisms of Evolution

Chapter 3: Genetics: Cells and Molecules

Chapter 4: Genetics: From Genotype to Phenotype

Chapter 5: The Forces of Evolution and the Formation of Species

Chapter 6: Human Variation: Evolution, Adaptation, and Adaptability

Part III Primates

Chapter 7: The Primates

Chapter 8: Primate Behavior

Part IV The Fossil Record

Chapter 9: Geology and Primate Origins

Chapter 10: Early Hominins and Australopithecus

Chapter 11: Rise of the Genus Homo

Chapter 12: Archaic Homo sapiens and Neandertals

Chapter 13: The Origin, Dispersal, and Bioarchaeology of Homo sapiens

Part V Biology and Behavior of Modern Humans

Chapter 14: Evolution of Brain and Behavior

Chapter 15: Biomedical and Forensic Anthropology

Appendix A: Primate and Human Comparative Anatomy

Appendix B: The Hardy-Weinberg Equilibrium

Appendix C: Metric-Imperial Conversions

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