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Essentials of Physical Anthropology

Essentials of Physical Anthropology - 6th edition

ISBN13: 978-0495030614

Cover of Essentials of Physical Anthropology 6TH 06 (ISBN 978-0495030614)
ISBN13: 978-0495030614
ISBN10: 0495030619
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 6TH 06
Publisher: Wadsworth, Inc
Published: 2006
International: No

List price: $124.50

Essentials of Physical Anthropology - 6TH 06 edition

ISBN13: 978-0495030614

Robert Jurmain, Lynn Kilgore and Wenda Trevathan

ISBN13: 978-0495030614
ISBN10: 0495030619
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 6TH 06
Publisher: Wadsworth, Inc

Published: 2006
International: No
Summary

This mainstream, four-color physical anthropology text is the best selling text in the brief physical anthropology market. The text presents a balanced, thorough introduction to the field of physical anthropology that also reflects the current state of the field. The heredity and evolution chapters (Chapters 1-5) have been expanded and updated to reflect the tremendous advances of molecular biology in all phases of physical anthropology, and the hominid evolution chapters (Chapters 8-11) have been reorganized and reinterpreted to reflect current academic thought springing from recent major finds. To make the text more accessible, the Sixth Edition includes many new visuals that, together with the many charts, helpful tables, multimedia, and engaging writing style, will bring the study of physical anthropology to life for today's student.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction.
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. An Overview of the Primates.
7. Primate Behavior.
8. Hominid Origins.
9. The First Dispersal of the Genus Homo: Homo Erectus and Contemporaries.
10. Pre-Modern Humans.
11. The Origin and Dispersal of Modern Humans.
12. Human Biology: Patterns of Variation and Adaptation.
13. The Human Life Course.
14. Lessons from the Past, Lessons for the Future.
Appendix A: Atlas of Primate Skeletal Anatomy.
Appendix B: Summary of Early Hominid Fossil Finds from Africa.
Appendix C: Population Genetics.
Appendix D: Sexing and Aging the Skeleton.
Glossary.
Bibliography.
Photo Credits.
Index