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Our Origins

Discovering Physical Anthropology, Third Edition
Author: Clark Spencer Larsen
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393921433
Category: Social Science
Page: 576
View: 8395
The Third Edition of this best-selling text now includes an update to the evolutionary primate taxonomy and even more tools to help students grasp the major concepts in physical anthropology—including new, photorealistic art.

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Essentials of Physical Anthropology

Discovering Our Origins
Author: Clark Spencer Larsen
Publisher: W. W. Norton
ISBN: 9780393938661
Category: Social Science
Page: 375
View: 2558
The big picture of physical anthropology.

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Essentials of Physical Anthropology


Author: Robert Jurmain,Lynn Kilgore,Wenda Trevathan
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 113371093X
Category: Social Science
Page: 448
View: 2681
Best-selling ESSENTIALS OF PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY, Ninth Edition, presents a concise and authoritative introduction to physical anthropology with the goal of helping students understand why it is important to know about human evolution by showing how humans are biologically connected to all other life. These biological connections link our species with our ancient ancestors, our contemporary primate cousins, and show how closely modern human populations are related to each other. The text has been reframed to emphasize this theme of biological connections as well as the connections between chapters in the material presented. This new framework will better help students grasp the big picture of human evolution and better navigate the material. Supported by new chapter opening Learning Objectives, new visual diagrams (see Chapter One)and other summation pedagogy such as What's Important boxes that put key chapter concepts into perspective for students, this text continues to help students master basic biological principles of physical anthropology and so be able to better understand human origins and our place in the biological world. Altogether, ESSENTIALS OF PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY, Ninth Edition integrates coverage of the latest finds with relevant technologies to be the most up-to-date text available. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

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A Companion to Biological Anthropology


Author: Clark Spencer Larsen
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781444320046
Category: Social Science
Page: 608
View: 6550
An extensive overview of the rapidly growing field of biological anthropology; chapters are written by leading scholars who have themselves played a major role in shaping the direction and scope of the discipline. Extensive overview of the rapidly growing field of biological anthropology Larsen has created a who’s who of biological anthropology, with contributions from the leading authorities in the field Contributing authors have played a major role in shaping the direction and scope of the topics they write about Offers discussions of current issues, controversies, and future directions within the area Presents coverage of the many recent innovations and discoveries that are transforming the subject

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Skeletons in Our Closet

Revealing Our Past Through Bioarchaeology
Author: Clark Spencer Larsen
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9780691092843
Category: Social Science
Page: 272
View: 3717
The dead tell no tales. Or do they? This book shows that the dead can speak to us - about their lives, and ours - throught he remarkable insights of bioarchaeology, which reconstructs the lives and lifestyles of skeletal remains.

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Exploring Physical Anthropology: A Lab Manual and Workbook


Author: Suzanne Walker-Pacheco
Publisher: Morton Publishing Company
ISBN: 161731112X
Category: Social Science
Page: 432
View: 4199
This lab manual enables a hands-on approach to learning about the evolutionary processes that resulted in humans through the use of numerous examples and exercises. It offers solid grounding in the main areas of an introductory physical anthropology lab course: genetics, evolutionary forces, human osteology, forensic anthropology, comparative/functional skeletal anatomy, primate behavior, paeloanthroplogy, and now, in this new edition, modern human biological variation.

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Introduction to Physical Anthropology


Author: Robert Jurmain,Lynn Kilgore,Wenda Trevathan,Russell L. Ciochon,Eric Bartelink
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1337515914
Category: Social Science
Page: 592
View: 512
INTRODUCTION TO PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY, presents 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 15th Edition helps students master the basic principles of the subject and arrive at an understanding of the human species and its place in the biological world. It continues to keep pace with changes in the field, with new material on genetic technology and other topics reflecting recent scientific findings, including recent fossil discoveries as well as ancient DNA research on Neanderthals, Denisovans, and modern humans. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

    • History

Bioarchaeology


Author: Clark Spencer Larsen
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 052183869X
Category: History
Page: 656
View: 5461
A synthetic treatment of the study of human remains from archaeological contexts for current and future generations of bioarchaeologists.

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Laboratory Manual and Workbook for Biological Anthropology

Engaging with Human Evolution
Author: K. Elizabeth Soluri,Sabrina C. Agarwal
Publisher: W. W. Norton
ISBN: 9780393912913
Category: Social Science
Page: 450
View: 1812
A vividly illustrated, flexible, and topically balanced manual with a critical-thinking approach all at an unbeatable value."

    • Education

Our Origins, Discovering Physical Anthropology

Anthropology, Anthropology
Author: CTI Reviews
Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
ISBN: 1467217719
Category: Education
Page: 30
View: 1223
Facts101 is your complete guide to Our Origins, Discovering Physical Anthropology. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

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The Origin Of Humankind


Author: Richard Leakey
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: 0786725222
Category: Science
Page: 352
View: 1854
“The name Leakey is synonymous with the study of human origins,” wrote The New York Times. The renowned family of paleontologists—Louis Leakey, Mary Leakey, and their son Richard Leakey—has vastly expanded our understanding of human evolution. The Origin of Humankind is Richard Leakey’s personal view of the development of Homo Sapiens. At the heart of his new picture of evolution is the introduction of a heretical notion: once the first apes walked upright, the evolution of modern humans became possible and perhaps inevitable. From this one evolutionary step comes all the other evolutionary refinements and distinctions that set the human race apart from the apes. In fascinating sections on how and why modern humans developed a social organization, culture, and personal behavior, Leakey has much of interest to say about the development of art, language, and human consciousness.

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Lab Manual and Workbook for Physical Anthropology


Author: Diane France
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781305259041
Category: Social Science
Page: 424
View: 2169
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Human Origins


Author: S. Laing
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781507589090
Category: Fiction
Page: 244
View: 6683
"[...]man, the son of a piromis. The first question is how far back these authentic historical records can be traced, and Egypt affords the first answer. The first step in the inquiry as to Egyptian antiquity is afforded by the history of Manetho. Ptolemy Philadelphus, whose reign began 284 b.c., was an enlightened king. He founded the great Alexandrian library, and was specially curious in collecting everything which bore on the early history of his own and[...]".

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Catching Fire

How Cooking Made Us Human
Author: Richard W. Wrangham
Publisher: Profile Books
ISBN: 184668286X
Category: Science
Page: 309
View: 8751
In this stunningly original book, Richard Wrangham argues that it was cooking that caused the extraordinary transformation of our ancestors from apelike beings to Homo erectus. At the heart of Catching Fire lies an explosive new idea: the habit of eating cooked rather than raw food permitted the digestive tract to shrink and the human brain to grow, helped structure human society, and created the male-female division of labour. As our ancestors adapted to using fire, humans emerged as "the cooking apes". Covering everything from food-labelling and overweight pets to raw-food faddists, Catching Fire offers a startlingly original argument about how we came to be the social, intelligent, and sexual species we are today. "This notion is surprising, fresh and, in the hands of Richard Wrangham, utterly persuasive ... Big, new ideas do not come along often in evolution these days, but this is one." -Matt Ridley, author of Genome

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The Alternative Introduction to Biological Anthropology


Author: Jonathan Marks
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780190490997
Category: Nature
Page: 320
View: 2286
In The Alternative Introduction to Biological Anthropology, Second Edition, author Jonathan Marks presents an innovative framework for thinking about the major issues in the field with fourteen original essays designed to correlate to the core chapters in standard textbooks. Each chapter draws on and complements--but does not reconsitute (except for the sake of clarity)--the major data and ideas presented in standard texts. Marks explores such topics as how we make sense of data about our origins, where our modern ideas come from, our inability to separate natural facts from cultural facts and values as we try to understand ourselves, and the social and political aspects of science as a culturally situated mental activity.

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Totem Poles of the Pacific Northwest Coast


Author: Edward Malin
Publisher: Timber Press (OR)
ISBN: 9780881922950
Category: Nature
Page: 195
View: 9362
This survey of totem poles from the Tlingit settlements of Alaska to the Kwakiutl villages of Vancouver Island examines the traditions that led to their creation. It includes both the author's vivid drawings of totem poles and historical photographs of early native settlements.

    • Education

Essentials of Physical Anthropology, Discovering Our Origins

Anthropology, Anthropology
Author: CTI Reviews
Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
ISBN: 1467217921
Category: Education
Page: 646
View: 4755
Facts101 is your complete guide to Essentials of Physical Anthropology, Discovering Our Origins. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

    • Science

Race, Monogamy, and Other Lies They Told You

Busting Myths about Human Nature
Author: Agustín Fuentes
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520285999
Category: Science
Page: 304
View: 8887
There are three major myths of human nature: humans are divided into biological races; humans are naturally aggressive; and men and women are truly different in behavior, desires, and wiring. In an engaging and wide-ranging narrative, Agustín Fuentes counters these pervasive and pernicious myths about human behavior. Tackling misconceptions about what race, aggression, and sex really mean for humans, Fuentes incorporates an accessible understanding of culture, genetics, and evolution, requiring us to dispose of notions of “nature or nurture.” Presenting scientific evidence from diverse fields—including anthropology, biology, and psychology—Fuentes devises a myth-busting toolkit to dismantle persistent fallacies about the validity of biological races, the innateness of aggression and violence, and the nature of monogamy and differences between the sexes. A final chapter plus an appendix provide a set of take-home points on how readers can myth-bust on their own. Accessible, compelling, and original, this book is a rich and nuanced account of how nature, culture, experience, and choice interact to influence human behavior.

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Annual Editions: Physical Anthropology


Author: Elvio Angeloni
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN: 9781259903878
Category: Social Science
Page: 240
View: 550
The Annual Editions series is designed to provide convenient inexpensive access to a wide range of current articles from some of the most respected magazines, newspapers and journals published today. Annual Editions are updated on a regular basis through a continuous monitoring of over 300 periodical sources. The articles selected are authored by prominent scholars, researchers, and commentators writing for a general audience. Each Annual Editions volume has a number of features designed to make them especially valuable for classroom use; including a brief overview for each unit, as well as Learning Outcomes, Critical Thinking questions, and Internet References to accompany each article. Go to the McGraw-Hill Create® Annual Editions Article Collection at http://www.mcgrawhillcreate.com/annualeditions to browse the entire collection. Select individual Annual Editions articles to enhance your course, or access and select the entire Angeloni: Annual Editions: Physical Anthropology, 27/e book here http://create.mheducation.com/createonline/index.html#qlink=search%2Ftext%3Disbn:1259903877 for an easy, pre-built teaching resource. Visit http://create.mheducation.com for more information on other McGraw-Hill titles and special collections.

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Born in Africa

The Quest for the Origins of Human Life
Author: Martin Meredith
Publisher: Public Affairs
ISBN: 1610391055
Category: History
Page: 230
View: 2943
The author of The Fate of Africa chronicles the efforts of anthropologists, archeologists and other scientists to uncover the many mysteries of human origins.