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Overview

How Humans Evolvedby Robert Boyd and Joan B. Silk provides a comprehensive college-level introduction to the study of biological anthropology. Rather than simply providing a list of facts, How Humans Evolved encourages students to think critically about the process of human evolution by engaging students in theoretical discussions and debates and by asking them to wrestle with larger questions, such as how humans acquired language, why we age and eventually die, why only women nurse babies, and why human morphology differs across geographical regions. The text is also accompanied by an outstanding ancillary package for instructors.
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An introductory text describing how evolutionary theory, knowledge of primate behavioral ecology, and fossil and archaeological records are combined to produce the standard account of human evolution. Both anthropologists at the University of California in Los Angeles, Boyd has written widely on evolution theory and mathematical models of cultural evolution, and Silk has conducted research with primates. The CD-ROM contains an interactive guide to the fossil record. The first edition appeared in 1997. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780393912272
  • Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/7/2011
  • Edition description: Sixth Edition
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 416
  • Sales rank: 114,714
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert Boyd has written widely on evolutionary theory, focusing especially on the evolution of cooperation and the role of culture in human evolution. His book Culture and the Evolutionary Process received the J. I. Staley Prize, and he has also published numerous articles in scientific journals and edited volumes. Boyd is currently the Origins Professor in the School of Evolution and Social Change at Arizona State University.

Joan B. Silk has conducted extensive research on the social lives of monkeys and apes, including extended fieldwork on chimpanzees at Gombe Stream Reserve in Tanzania and on baboons in Kenya and Botswana. She is also interested in the application of evolutionary thinking to human behavior. She has published numerous articles in scientific journals and edited volumes. She is currently a professor in the School of Evolution and Social Change at Arizona State University.

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