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9781305633810-1305633814-Essentials of Physical Anthropology

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Essentials of Physical Anthropology

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Edition:
10 edition
ISBN-13:
9781305633810
ISBN-10:
1305633814
Author:
Robert Jurmain, Lynn Kilgore, Wenda Trevathan
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication-date:
2016
Format:
Paperback 448 pages
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Description:

Concise, well-balanced, and comprehensive, ESSENTIALS OF PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY, 10th Edition, introduces you to physical anthropology with the goal of helping you understand why it is important to know about human evolution. You’ll learn how humans are biologically connected to all other life, including our ancient ancestors and our contemporary primate cousins, and how closely modern human populations are related to each other. Numerous high-quality visual diagrams, artwork, maps, photographs, and other learning tools will help you grasp the big picture of human evolution.

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Table of Сontents:

1. Introduction to Physical Anthropology.
2. The Development of Evolutionary Theory.
3. The Biological Basis of Life.
4. Heredity and Evolution.
5. Processes of Macroevolution.
6. An Overview of the Primates.
7. Primate Behavior.
8. Primate and Hominin Origins.
9. The First Dispersal of the Genus Homo: Homo erectus and Contemporaries.
10. Premodern Humans.
11. The Origin and Dispersal of Modern Humans.
12. Human Variation and Adaptation.
13. Legacies of Human Evolutionary History: Effects on the Life Course.
14. The Human Disconnection.

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