Introduction to Physical Anthropology, 2013-2014 Edition / Edition 14 by Robert Jurmain, Lynn Kilgore, Wenda R. Trevathan, Russell L. Ciochon | | 9781285061979 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Introduction to Physical Anthropology, 2013-2014 Edition / Edition 14

Introduction to Physical Anthropology, 2013-2014 Edition / Edition 14

by Robert Jurmain, Lynn Kilgore, Wenda R. Trevathan, Russell L. Ciochon
     
 

ISBN-10: 1285061977

ISBN-13: 9781285061979

Pub. Date: 02/20/2013

Publisher: Cengage Learning

INTRODUCTION TO PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY 2013-2014 Edition continues to present the most up-to-date, balanced, and comprehensive introduction to the field, combining an engaging writing style and compelling visual content to bring the study of physical anthropology to life for today's students. With a focus on the big picture of human evolution, the book helps readers

Overview

INTRODUCTION TO PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY 2013-2014 Edition continues to present the most up-to-date, balanced, and comprehensive introduction to the field, combining an engaging writing style and compelling visual content to bring the study of physical anthropology to life for today's students. With a focus on the big picture of human evolution, the book helps readers master the basic principles of the subject and arrive at an understanding of the human species and its place in the biological world. This book continues to keep pace with changes in the field, with new material on genetic technology and other topics reflecting recent scientific findings. In this edition, the unifying concept of our "connection" to all life has been integrated as a framework for presenting the material throughout the text. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781285061979
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
02/20/2013
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
576
Sales rank:
109,245
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Physical Anthropology. 2. The Development of Evolutionary Theory. 3. The Biological Basis of Life. 4. Heredity and Evolution. 5. Macroevolution: Processes of Vertebrate and Mammalian Evolution. 6. Survey of the Living Primates. 7. Primate Behavior. 8. Overview of the Fossil Primates. 9. Paleoanthropology: Reconstructing Early Hominin Behavior and Ecology. 10. Hominin Origins in Africa. 11. The First Dispersal of the Genus Homo: Homo Erectus and Contemporaries. 12. Premodern Humans. 13. The Origin and Dispersal of Modern Humans. 14. Modern Human Biology: Patterns of Variation. 15. Modern Human Biology: Patterns of Adaptation. 16. Legacies of Human Evolutionary History and the Human Life Course. 17. The Human Disconnection. Appendix A. Atlas of Primate Skeletal Anatomy. Appendix B. Sexing and Aging the Skeleton.

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