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Essentials of Physical Anthropology

Essentials of Physical Anthropology - 7th edition

ISBN13: 978-0495509394

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Essentials of Physical Anthropology - 7TH 09 edition

ISBN13: 978-0495509394

Robert Jurmain, Lynn Kilgore and Wenda Trevathan

ISBN13: 978-0495509394
ISBN10: 0495509396
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Edition: 7TH 09
Copyright: 2009
Publisher: Wadsworth, Inc
Published: 2009
International: No
Summary

Concise, well-balanced, and comprehensive, ESSENTIALS OF PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY, Seventh Edition introduces you to physical anthropology with the goal of helping you understand the big picture of human evolution. Supported by vibrant visuals that include abundant illustrations, photographs, and photo-enhanced maps, the text focuses on human evolution and biology to help you master basic biological principles of physical anthropology so you'll be able to better understand human origins and our place in the biological world. Offering balanced coverage of the topic areas you'll cover in class (heredity and evolution, primates, hominid evolution, and contemporary human evolution) this edition emphasizes the chronology of fossil finds instead of just describing the fossils and the sites where they were found. The authors also interpret each fossil within the framework of the story of human evolution. New features like ''Why It Matters'' further emphasize the fossils' evolutionary significance, and often even propose the relevance of chapter materials to our everyday lives. The seventh edition provides thorough coverage of cutting-edge advances in molecular biology and expanded coverage of population biology and human variation. It also includes powerful learning tools, including a robust text website. Altogether, ESSENTIALS OF PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY, Seventh Edition, integrates up-to-date coverage of the latest finds and relevant technologies in a format and writing style designed to help all students master the material.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Physical Anthropology.
Part I: HEREDITY AND EVOLUTION.
2. The Development of Evolutionary Theory.
3. The Biological Basis of Life.
4. Heredity and Evolution.
5. Macroevolution: Processes of Vertebrate and Mammalian Evolution.
Part II: PRIMATES.
6. An Overview of the Living Primates.
7. Primate Behavior.
Part III: HOMINID EVOLUTION.
8. Hominid Origins.
9. The First Dispersal of the Genus Homo: Homo erectus and Contemporaries.
10. Premodern Humans.
11. The Origin and Dispersal of Modern Humans.
Part IV: CONTEMPORARY HUMAN EVOLUTION.
12. Human Variation and Adaptation.
13. The Anthropological Perspective on the Human Life Course.
14. Lessons from the Past, Lessons for the Future.

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