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How Humans Evolved

How Humans Evolved - 5th edition

ISBN13: 978-0393932713

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ISBN13: 978-0393932713
ISBN10: 0393932710
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Publisher: W.W. Norton & Co.
Published: 2009
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How Humans Evolved - 5TH 09 edition

ISBN13: 978-0393932713

Robert Boyd and Joan B. Silk

ISBN13: 978-0393932713
ISBN10: 0393932710
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Edition/Copyright: 5TH 09
Publisher: W.W. Norton & Co.

Published: 2009
International: No
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With its unique blend of evolutionary theory, population genetics and behavioral ecology, How Humans Evolved provides students with the most contemporary and complete introduction to physical anthropology available. Robert Boyd and Joan B. Silk&'s modern presentation of genetics and observable behaviors in living humans and non-human primates moves beyond merely describing anthropological finds to showing students the &''big picture&'' ideas behind human evolution.For the Fifth Edition, Boyd and Silk have updated the text to include the best of current research in the areas of genetics, behavior and the fossil record that conveys the excitement of anthropological discovery. This new coverage reflects strengthened coverage of molecular genetics and a streamlined presentation of primatology. FeaturesUp-to-date, with forward-looking contentHow Humans Evolved weaves the best of current research withclassic material in a way students find accessible and compelling. Forthe Fifth Edition, Boyd and Silk have streamlined the coverage ofprimatology in Part II: Primate Ecology and Behavior. They have alsostrengthened the coverage of molecular genetics to include new contentreflecting the growing importance of genetics to anthropologicalresearch. A focus on behavioral ecologyHow Humans Evolved focuses on the science behind what weknow about human evolution by examining the connection between geneticsand observable behavior in living humans and primates. Specifically: Part II: Primate Ecology and Behaviorincludes extensive coverage of behavior with full chapters on primatemating systems, cooperation and life histories and the evolution ofintelligence. These chapters come before coverage of the fossil record,providing students with context for how humans lived in the past andhow we evolved into who we are today. Two chaptersin Part IV: Evolution and Modern Humans directly address human behaviorand human mate choice and parenting, topics students find fasc

Table of Contents

Part 1: How Evolution Works 1. Adaptation by Natural Selection 2. Genetics 3. The Modern Synthesis 4. Speciation and Phylogeny Part II: Primate Ecology and Behavior 5. Primate Diversity and Ecology 6. Primate Mating Systems 7. Evolution of Cooperation 8. Primate Life Histories and the Evolution of Intelligence Part III: The History of the Human Lineage 9. From Tree Shrew to Ape 10. From Hominoid to Hominin 11. Oldowan Toolmakers and the Origin of Human Life History 12. From Hominin to Homo 13. Homo sapiens and the Evolution of Modern Human Behavior Part IV: Evolution and Modern Humans 14. Human Genetic Variation 15: Evolution and Human Behaviour 16: Human Mate Choice and Parenting

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How Humans Evolved - 6th edition

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