Introduction to Physical Anthropology, 2013-2014 Edition

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Cengage Learning, 11 mar. 2013 - 576 páginas
INTRODUCTION TO PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY 2013-2014 Edition continues to present 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 book helps readers master the basic principles of the subject and arrive at an understanding of the human species and its place in the biological world. This book continues to keep pace with changes in the field, with new material on genetic technology and other topics reflecting recent scientific findings. In this edition, the unifying concept of our connection to all life has been integrated as a framework for presenting the material throughout the text. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac.
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Preface
Acknowledgments
Supplements
Introduction to Physical Anthropology
The Development of Evolutionary Theory
The Biological Basis of Life
Heredity and Evolution
Macroevolution Processes of Vertebrate and Mammalian Evolution
Premodern Humans
The Origin and Dispersal of Modern Humans
Modern Human Biology Patterns of Variation
Modern Human Biology Patterns of Adaptation
Legacies of Human Evolutionary History and the Human Life Course
The Human Disconnection
Atlas of Primate Skeletal Anatomy
Sexing and Aging the Skeleton

Survey of the Living Primates
Primate Behavior
Overview of the Fossil Primates
Paleoanthropology Reconstructing Early Hominin Behavior and Ecology
Hominin Origins in Africa
The First Dispersal of the Genus Homo Homo erectus and Contemporaries
Glossary
Bibliography
Index
Back Insert
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