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Human Evolution : Illustrated Introduction

Human Evolution : Illustrated Introduction - 5th edition

Human Evolution : Illustrated Introduction - 5th edition

ISBN13: 9781405103787

ISBN10: 1405103787

Human Evolution : Illustrated Introduction by Roger Lewin - ISBN 9781405103787
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Edition: 5TH 05
Copyright: 2005
Publisher: Blackwell Publishers
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Human Evolution : Illustrated Introduction by Roger Lewin - ISBN 9781405103787

ISBN13: 9781405103787

ISBN10: 1405103787

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Edition: 5TH 05
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Summary

The brief length and focused coverage of Human Evolution: An Illustrated Introduction have made this best-selling textbook the ideal complement to any biology or anthropology course in which human evolution is taught. The fifth edition has been thoroughly updated to include coverage of the latest discoveries and perspectives, including:

  • New early hominin fossils from Africa and Georgia, and their implications
  • New archeological evidence from Africa on the origin of modern humans
  • Updated coverage of prehistoric art, including new sites
  • New perspectives on molecular evidence and their implications for human population history.
  • Highlights new fossil finds and their interpretation, particularly the finds of early hominins.
  • Offers a clear explanation of modern evolutionary theory.
  • Places human evolution in the context of humans as animals.
  • Discusses the anatomical, archeological, and genetic evidence of modern human origins.
  • Shows the physical context of human evolution, including climate change and the impact of extinctions.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Part I: Human Evolution in Perspective:

1. Our Place in Nature
2. Human Evolution as Narrative
3. Historical Views
4. Modern Evolutionary Theory
5. The Physical Context of Evolution
6. Extinction and Patterns of Evolution

Part II: Background to Human Evolution:

7. Dating Methods
8. Systematics: Morphological and Molecular
9. Science of Burial
10. Primate Heritage

Part III: Humans as Animals:

11. Bodies, Size, and Shape
12. Bodies, Brains, and Energy
13. Bodies, Behavior, and Social Structure
14. Nonhuman Models of Early Hominins

Part IV: Hominin Beginnings:

15. Ape and Humawn Homininsn Relations
16. Origin of the Hominoidea
17. Origin of Bipedalism
18. Jaws and Teeth
19. The Earliest Kno

Part V: The Hominin Adaptation:

20. The Australopithecines
21. Early Homo
22. Hominin Relations
23. Early Tool Technologies

Part VI: Homo erectus: Biology and Behavior:

24. The Changing Position of Homo erectus
25. New TechnologiesUnit 26: Hunter or Scavenger

Part VII: Origin of Modern Humans:

27. The Neanderthals
28. Anatomical Evidence
29. Genetic Evidence
30. Archeological Evidence

Part VIII: The Human Milieu:

31. Evolution of Brain, Intelligence, and Consciousness
32. The Evolution of Language
33. Art in Prehistory

Part IX: New Worlds:

34. The Americas and Australia
35. Origin of Agriculture and The First Villagers
Glossary
Index

Other Editions of Human Evolution : Illustrated Introduction

Human Evolution :  An Illustrated Introduction by R. Lewin - ISBN 9780632043095