Core Concepts in Biological Anthropology


Author: Agustin Fuentes
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages
ISBN: 9780073258980
Category: Social Science
Page: 388
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Written by a professor who has spent eleven years teaching and practicing biological anthropology and who takes care to relate its significance to everyday life, this new text focuses on central contemporary issues: genetics and genomics, "natural" behavior, evolution, and human variation. The book tells the story of biological anthropology and evolutionary theory, our bio-history, in a way that encourages students to use it in their own lives and to think critically about the issues explored. "This textbook seeks to meld the traditional and the new, to create a textbook/web hybrid from the ground up, facilitating access to biological anthropological knowledge. The field is growing at a fantastic rate; multiple disciplines (genomics, epidemiology, physiology, anatomy, paleoanthropology, and primatology, for example) currently contribute to its knowledge base. My goal is to create a book that has the core information, access to more in-depth details, and is engaging for students and faculty alike." -- Agustin Fuentes

Core Concepts in Biological Anthropology


Author: CTI Reviews
Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
ISBN: 1478439696
Category: Education
Page: 320
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Facts101 is your complete guide to Core Concepts in Biological 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.

Biological Anthropology

Concepts and Connections
Author: Agustin Fuentes
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
ISBN: 0077432967
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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
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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.

Introduction to Physical Anthropology


Author: Robert Jurmain
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780534514631
Category: Physical anthropology
Page: 532
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Applauded for its outstanding art program and engaging writing style, this text is praised by instructors and students alike, and continues to set the standard for a market-leading physical anthropology textbook. It provides a current and accessible synthesis of the core concepts and latest developments in the field of physical anthropology. It presents a balanced and thorough introduction to field using helpful tables, charts, boxed inserts, photo essays, multimedia, and an engaging writing style to bring the study of physical anthropology to life for today's students.

Essentials of Physical Anthropology

Discovering Our Origins
Author: Clark Spencer Larsen
Publisher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated
ISBN: 9780393934229
Category: Social Science
Page: 344
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The #1 text in physical anthropology, now in a brief edition.

Health, Risk, and Adversity


Author: Catherine Panter-Brick,Agustin Fuentes
Publisher: Berghahn Books
ISBN: 184545281X
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 293
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Research on health involves evaluating the disparities that are systematically associated with the experience of risk, including genetic and physiological variation, environmental exposure to poor nutrition and disease, and social marginalization. This volume provides a unique perspective - a comparative approach to the analysis of health disparities and human adaptability - and specifically focuses on the pathways that lead to unequal health outcomes. From an explicitly anthropological perspective situated in the practice and theory of biosocial studies, this book combines theoretical rigor with more applied and practice-oriented approaches and critically examines infectious and chronic diseases, reproduction, and nutrition.

Exploring Biological Anthropology

The Essentials
Author: Craig Britton Stanford,John Scott Allen,Susan C. Antón
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780132288576
Category: Social Science
Page: 461
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For one semester/quarter courses in introductory biological anthropology or physical anthropology, courses. Over the past twenty years, this field has rapidly evolved from the study of physical anthropology into biological anthropology, incorporating the evolutionary biology of humankind based on information from the fossil record and the human skeleton, genetics of individuals and of populations, our primate relatives, human adaptation, and human behavior. Exploring Biological Anthropology is a core concepts version of the successful text, Biological Anthropology. It provides students with a strong foundation in biological anthropology without some of the extended examples found in the original text. Exploring Biological Anthropology offers concise coverage of core material, while maintaining thorough coverage of traditionally important topics.

Evolution of Human Behavior


Author: Agustin Fuentes
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780195333596
Category: Science
Page: 300
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"Author Agustin Fuentes incorporates recent innovations in evolutionary theory with emerging perspectives from genomic approaches, the current fossil record, and ethnographic studies. He examines basic assumptions about why humans behave as they do, the facts of human evolution, patterns of evolutionary change in a global environmental-temporal context, and the interconnected roles of cooperation and conflict in human history. The net result is a text that moves toward a more holistic understanding of the patterns of human evolution and a more integrated perspective on the evolution of human behavior."--BOOK JACKET.

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
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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.

The Alternative Introduction to Biological Anthropology


Author: Jonathan Marks
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780190490997
Category: Nature
Page: 320
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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.

Essentials of Physical Anthropology


Author: Robert Jurmain,Lynn Kilgore,Wenda Trevathan
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 113371093X
Category: Social Science
Page: 448
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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.

A Companion to Biological Anthropology


Author: Clark Spencer Larsen
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781444320046
Category: Social Science
Page: 608
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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

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
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A vividly illustrated, flexible, and topically balanced manual with a critical-thinking approach all at an unbeatable value."

The Creative Spark

How Imagination Made Humans Exceptional
Author: Agustín Fuentes
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101983957
Category: Social Science
Page: 336
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A bold new synthesis of paleontology, archaeology, genetics, and anthropology that overturns misconceptions about race, war and peace, and human nature itself, answering an age-old question: What made humans so exceptional among all the species on Earth? Creativity. It is the secret of what makes humans special, hiding in plain sight. Agustín Fuentes argues that your child's finger painting comes essentially from the same place as creativity in hunting and gathering millions of years ago, and throughout history in making war and peace, in intimate relationships, in shaping the planet, in our communities, and in all of art, religion, and even science. It requires imagination and collaboration. Every poet has her muse; every engineer, an architect; every politician, a constituency. The manner of the collaborations varies widely, but successful collaboration is inseparable from imagination, and it brought us everything from knives and hot meals to iPhones and interstellar spacecraft. Weaving fascinating stories of our ancient ancestors' creativity, Fuentes finds the patterns that match modern behavior in humans and animals. This key quality has propelled the evolutionary development of our bodies, minds, and cultures, both for good and for bad. It's not the drive to reproduce; nor competition for mates, or resources, or power; nor our propensity for caring for one another that have separated us out from all other creatures. As Fuentes concludes, to make something lasting and useful today you need to understand the nature of your collaboration with others, what imagination can and can't accomplish, and, finally, just how completely our creativity is responsible for the world we live in. Agustín Fuentes's resounding multimillion-year perspective will inspire readers—and spark all kinds of creativity.

Building a New Biocultural Synthesis

Political-economic Perspectives on Human Biology
Author: Alan H. Goodman,Thomas L. Leatherman
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 9780472066063
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 486
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Shows the potential for a reintegrated, critical, and politically relevant biocultural anthropology

How Humans Evolved

Seventh Edition
Author: Robert Boyd,Joan B. Silk
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393936775
Category: Social Science
Page: 440
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How Humans Evolved teaches the processes that shape human evolution with a unique blend of evolutionary theory, population genetics, and behavioral ecology. The new edition continues to offer the most up-to-date research—in particular, significantly revised coverage of how recent discoveries are shaping our history of human evolution—while now giving you the best tools to engage your students in and out of the classroom.

Biological Anthropology and Prehistory

Exploring Our Human Ancestry
Author: Patricia C. Rice,Norah Moloney
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317349814
Category: Social Science
Page: 592
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Written specifically for courses that cover biological anthropology and archaeology, this superbly illustrated new text offers the most balanced and up-to-date introduction to our human past. Devoting equal time to biological anthropology and prehistory, this text exposes students to the many sides of major controversial issues, involving students in the scientific thought process by allowing them to draw their own conclusions. Amidst discussions of bones and artifacts, the text maintains a focus on people, demonstrating to students how biological anthropology and archaeology apply to their lives today. Featuring the latest research and findings pulled from the original sources, this new text is far and away the most up-to-date text available. In addition, the superior art program features hundreds of photographs and figures, and the multimedia presentation options include documentary film clips and lecture launcher videos. Pat Rice, a recipient of AAA’s Outstanding Teacher Award and past-president of the General Anthropology Division of AAA, and Norah Moloney, an experienced professor and active archaeologist, present the material in a clear, refreshing, and straightforward writing style.

Anthropological Futures


Author: Michael M. J. Fischer
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 0822390795
Category: Social Science
Page: 424
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In Anthropological Futures, Michael M. J. Fischer explores the uses of anthropology as a mode of philosophical inquiry, an evolving academic discipline, and a means for explicating the complex and shifting interweaving of human bonds and social interactions on a global level. Through linked essays, which are both speculative and experimental, Fischer seeks to break new ground for anthropology by illuminating the field’s broad analytical capacity and its attentiveness to emergent cultural systems. Fischer is particularly concerned with cultural anthropology’s interactions with science studies, and throughout the book he investigates how emerging knowledge formations in molecular biology, environmental studies, computer science, and bioengineering are transforming some of anthropology’s key concepts including nature, culture, personhood, and the body. In an essay on culture, he uses the science studies paradigm of “experimental systems” to consider how the social scientific notion of culture has evolved as an analytical tool since the nineteenth century. Charting anthropology’s role in understanding and analyzing the production of knowledge within the sciences since the 1990s, he highlights anthropology’s aptitude for tracing the transnational collaborations and multisited networks that constitute contemporary scientific practice. Fischer investigates changing ideas about cultural inscription on the human body in a world where genetic engineering, robotics, and cybernetics are constantly redefining our understanding of biology. In the final essay, Fischer turns to Kant’s philosophical anthropology to reassess the object of study for contemporary anthropology and to reassert the field’s primacy for answering the largest questions about human beings, societies, culture, and our interactions with the world around us. In Anthropological Futures, Fischer continues to advance what Clifford Geertz, in reviewing Fischer’s earlier book Emergent Forms of Life and the Anthropological Voice, called “a broad new agenda for cultural description and political critique.”