Essentials of Physical Anthropology

Discovering Our Origins
Author: Clark Spencer Larsen
Publisher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated
ISBN: 9780393919387
Category: Nature
Page: 355
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The big picture of physical anthropology.

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.

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.

Exploring Physical Anthropology: A Lab Manual and Workbook


Author: Suzanne Walker-Pacheco
Publisher: Morton Publishing Company
ISBN: 161731112X
Category: Social Science
Page: 432
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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.

Bioarchaeology


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

Biological Anthropology

The Natural History of Humankind
Author: Craig Britton Stanford,John Scott Allen,Susan C. Antón
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780205150687
Category: Social Science
Page: 613
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This textbook presents a survey of physical anthropology, the branch of anthropology that studies the physical development of the human species. It plays an important part in the study of human origins and in the analysis and identification of human remains for legal purposes. It draws upon human body measurements, human genetics, and the study of human bones and includes the study of human brain evolution, and of culture as neurological adaptation to environment. The authors use the progressive term "biological anthropology" to mean "an integrative combination of information from the fossil record and the human skeleton, genetics of individuals and of populations, our primate relatives, human adaptation, and human behavior."

Unbound

How Eight Technologies Made Us Human and Brought Our World to the Brink
Author: Richard L Currier
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
ISBN: 1628727764
Category: Social Science
Page: 424
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Like Guns, Germs, and Steel, a work of breathtaking sweep and originality that reinterprets the human story. Although we usually think of technology as something unique to modern times, our ancestors began to create the first technologies millions of years ago in the form of prehistoric tools and weapons. Over time, eight key technologies gradually freed us from the limitations of our animal origins. The fabrication of weapons, the mastery of fire, and the technologies of clothing and shelter radically restructured the human body, enabling us to walk upright, shed our body hair, and migrate out of tropical Africa. Symbolic communication transformed human evolution from a slow biological process into a fast cultural process. The invention of agriculture revolutionized the relationship between humanity and the environment, and the technologies of interaction led to the birth of civilization. Precision machinery spawned the industrial revolution and the rise of nation-states; and in the next metamorphosis, digital technologies may well unite all of humanity for the benefit of future generations. Synthesizing the findings of primatology, paleontology, archeology, history, and anthropology, Richard Currier reinterprets and retells the modern narrative of human evolution that began with the discovery of Lucy and other Australopithecus fossils. But the same forces that allowed us to integrate technology into every aspect of our daily lives have also brought us to the brink of planetary catastrophe. Unbound explains both how we got here and how human society must be transformed again to achieve a sustainable future. Technology: “The deliberate modification of any natural object or substance with forethought to achieve a specific end or to serve a specific purpose.”

Genetics and Evolution of Infectious Diseases


Author: Michel Tibayrenc
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0128001534
Category: Medical
Page: 686
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Genetics and Evolution of Infectious Diseases, Second Edition, discusses the constantly evolving field of infectious diseases and their continued impact on the health of populations, especially in resource-limited areas of the world. Students in public health, biomedical professionals, clinicians, public health practitioners, and decisions-makers will find valuable information in this book that is relevant to the control and prevention of neglected and emerging worldwide diseases that are a major cause of global morbidity, disability, and mortality. Although substantial gains have been made in public health interventions for the treatment, prevention, and control of infectious diseases during the last century, in recent decades the world has witnessed a worldwide human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) pandemic, increasing antimicrobial resistance, and the emergence of many new bacterial, fungal, parasitic, and viral pathogens. The economic, social, and political burden of infectious diseases is most evident in developing countries which must confront the dual burden of death and disability due to infectious and chronic illnesses. Takes an integrated approach to infectious diseases Includes contributions from leading authorities Provides the latest developments in the field of infectious disease

Living Color

The Biological and Social Meaning of Skin Color
Author: Nina G. Jablonski
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520953770
Category: Social Science
Page: 288
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Living Color is the first book to investigate the social history of skin color from prehistory to the present, showing how our body’s most visible trait influences our social interactions in profound and complex ways. In a fascinating and wide-ranging discussion, Nina G. Jablonski begins with the biology and evolution of skin pigmentation, explaining how skin color changed as humans moved around the globe. She explores the relationship between melanin pigment and sunlight, and examines the consequences of rapid migrations, vacations, and other lifestyle choices that can create mismatches between our skin color and our environment. Richly illustrated, this book explains why skin color has come to be a biological trait with great social meaning— a product of evolution perceived by culture. It considers how we form impressions of others, how we create and use stereotypes, how negative stereotypes about dark skin developed and have played out through history—including being a basis for the transatlantic slave trade. Offering examples of how attitudes about skin color differ in the U.S., Brazil, India, and South Africa, Jablonski suggests that a knowledge of the evolution and social importance of skin color can help eliminate color-based discrimination and racism.

Exploring Biological Anthropology


Author: Craig Britton Stanford,John Scott Allen,Susan C. Antón
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780134014012
Category: Physical anthropology
Page: 480
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Method and Practice in Biological Anthropology

A Workbook and Laboratory Manual for Introductory Courses
Author: Samantha M. Hens
Publisher: Pearson College Division
ISBN: 9780133825862
Category: Nature
Page: 320
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A valuable resource for you Biological Anthropology lab Method and Practice in Biological Anthropology: A Workbook and Laboratory Manual for Introductory Courses complements a wide variety of introductory level laboratory courses in biological anthropology. It easily functions with a well-equipped laboratory, or it may be used as a primary source of photos and/or exercises, providing optimum flexibility to suit most laboratory environments. The book is organized into four sections, to reflect the organization of the typical introductory biological anthropology course: genetics and evolution, the human skeleton, non human primates, and our fossil ancestors. MySearchLab is a part of the Hens program. Research and writing tools, including access to academic journals, help students explore biological anthropology in even greater depth. To provide students with flexibility, students can download the eText to a tablet using the free Pearson eText app. NOTE: MySearchLab does not come automatically packaged with this text. To purchase the text with MySearchLab, order the package ISBN: 0133827917 / 9780133827910 Method and Practice in Biological Anthropology: A Workbook and Laboratory Manual for Introductory Courses Plus MySearchLab with eText -- Access Card Package Package consists of: 0205239927 / 9780205239924 MySearchLab with Pearson eText -- Valuepack Access Card 0133825868 / 9780133825862 Method and Practice in Biological Anthropology: A Workbook and Laboratory Manual for Introductory Courses

The Emergence of Life

From Chemical Origins to Synthetic Biology
Author: Pier Luigi Luisi
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107092396
Category: Science
Page: 480
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This fully updated and expanded edition addresses the origins of biological and synthetic life from a systems biology perspective.

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."

Catching Fire

How Cooking Made Us Human
Author: Richard W. Wrangham
Publisher: Profile Books
ISBN: 184668286X
Category: Science
Page: 309
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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

Annual Editions: Physical Anthropology, 25/e


Author: Elvio Angeloni
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN: 9781259400315
Category: Social Science
Page: 240
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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 CreateTM 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, 20/e book here at http://create.mheducation.com/createonline/index.html#qlink=search%2Ftext%3Disbn:125940031X for an easy, pre-built teaching resource. Visit http://create.mheducation.com for more information on other McGraw-Hill titles and special collections.

Anthropology

A Beginner's Guide
Author: Joy Hendry,Simon Underdown
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
ISBN: 1780741170
Category: Social Science
Page: 224
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In this illuminating tour of humanity, Joy Hendry and Simon Underdown reveal the origins of our species, and the fabric of human society, through the discipline of anthropology. Via fascinating case studies and discoveries, they unravel our understanding of human behaviours and beliefs, including how witchcraft has been used to justify misfortune, and debunk old-fashioned ideas about “race” based upon the latest genetic research. They even share what our bathroom tells us about our concept of the body – and ourselves. From our evolutionary ancestors, through our rites of passage, to our responses to globalization, Hendry and Underdown provide the essential first step to understanding the world as an anthropologist would – in all its diversity and commonality.

Human Origins


Author: S. Laing
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781507589090
Category: Fiction
Page: 244
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"[...]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[...]".

Essentials of Physical Anthropology, Discovering Our Origins

Anthropology, Physical anthropology
Author: CTI Reviews
Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
ISBN: 1490270043
Category: Education
Page: 36
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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.

Fundamentals of Forensic Anthropology


Author: Linda L. Klepinger
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470007710
Category: Social Science
Page: 220
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An essential foundation for the practice of forensic anthropology This text is the first of its level written in more than twenty years. It serves as a summary and guide to the core material that needs to be mastered and evaluated for the practice of forensic anthropology. The text is divided into three parts that collectively provide a solid base in theory and methodology: Part One, "Background Setting for Forensic Anthropology," introduces the field and discusses the role of forensic anthropology in historic context. Part Two, "Towards Personal Identification," discusses initial assessments of skeletal remains; determining sex, age, ancestral background, and stature; and skeletal markers of activity and life history. Part Three, "Principal Anthropological Roles in Medical-Legal Investigation," examines trauma; the postmortem period; professionalism, ethics, and the expert witness; and genetics and DNA. The critical and evaluative approach to the primary literature stresses the inherent biological constraints on degrees of precision and certainty, and cautions about potential pitfalls. The practical focus, coupled with theoretical basics, make Fundamentals of Forensic Anthropology ideal for upper-level undergraduates and graduate students in biological anthropology as well as forensic scientists in allied fields of medical-legal investigation.

Cultural Anthropology A Toolkit for a Global Age

Second Edition
Author: Kenneth J Guest
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393265005
Category: Social Science
Page: 800
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The Second Edition of Ken Guest's Cultural Anthropology: A Toolkit for a Global Age covers the concepts that drive cultural anthropology by showing that now, more than ever, global forces affect local culture and the tools of cultural anthropology are relevant to living in a globalizing world.