The Human Species

An Introduction to Biological Anthropology

Author: John Relethford

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages

ISBN: N.A

Category: Physical anthropology

Page: 499

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This general introduction to contemporary physical anthropology presents balanced coverage of the major components of the field: genetics and evolutionary theory, human variation, human evolution, and the biology, behavior, and evolution of primates.

The Human Species: An Introduction to Biological Anthropology

Author: John Relethford

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 9780078034985

Category: Social Science

Page: 544

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In its ninth edition, The Human Species continues to provide a comprehensive approach to biological anthropology, especially the relationship between biology and culture, behavior in an evolutionary context, and humans as a species within the primate order. With its lively narrative and emphasis on the most current topics and findings in the field, The Human Species explores the major questions that concern biological anthropologists about our species.

The Human Species, An Introduction to Biological Anthropology

Author: CTI Reviews

Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

ISBN: 1467280380

Category: Education

Page: 476

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Facts101 is your complete guide to The Human Species, An Introduction to Biological Anthropology. In this book, you will learn topics such as Microevolution, The Evolution and Classification of Species, The Primates, and Primate Behavior and Ecology 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.

Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit

Author: Yuval Noah Harari

Publisher: DVA

ISBN: 364110498X

Category: History

Page: 528

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Krone der Schöpfung? Vor 100 000 Jahren war der Homo sapiens noch ein unbedeutendes Tier, das unauffällig in einem abgelegenen Winkel des afrikanischen Kontinents lebte. Unsere Vorfahren teilten sich den Planeten mit mindestens fünf weiteren menschlichen Spezies, und die Rolle, die sie im Ökosystem spielten, war nicht größer als die von Gorillas, Libellen oder Quallen. Vor 70 000 Jahren dann vollzog sich ein mysteriöser und rascher Wandel mit dem Homo sapiens, und es war vor allem die Beschaffenheit seines Gehirns, die ihn zum Herren des Planeten und zum Schrecken des Ökosystems werden ließ. Bis heute hat sich diese Vorherrschaft stetig zugespitzt: Der Mensch hat die Fähigkeit zu schöpferischem und zu zerstörerischem Handeln wie kein anderes Lebewesen. Anschaulich, unterhaltsam und stellenweise hochkomisch zeichnet Yuval Harari die Geschichte des Menschen nach und zeigt alle großen, aber auch alle ambivalenten Momente unserer Menschwerdung.

Fundamentals of Biological Anthropology

Author: John Relethford

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities Social

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 386

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A brief introduction to contemporary biological (physical) anthropology, this text presents balanced coverage of the major components of the field: evolutionary theory and genetics; the biology, behavior, and evolution of the living primates; human evolution; and human variation. This is a shortened version of The Human Species: An Introduction to Biological Anthropology, Third Edition.

Philosophy of Science and Race

Author: Naomi Zack

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415941648

Category: Philosophy

Page: 145

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First published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Human Species

An Introduction to Physical Anthropology

Author: Frederick Seymour Hulse

Publisher: New York : Random House

ISBN: N.A

Category: Evolution

Page: 524

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General account of physical anthropology with reference to Australian Aborignes.

50 Great Myths of Human Evolution

Understanding Misconceptions about Our Origins

Author: John H. Relethford

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470673915

Category: Science

Page: 304

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50 Great Myths of Human Evolution uses common misconceptions to explore basic theory and research in human evolution and strengthen critical thinking skills for lay readers and students. Examines intriguing—yet widely misunderstood—topics, from general ideas about evolution and human origins to the evolution of modern humans and recent trends in the field Describes what fossils, archaeology, and genetics can tell us about human origins Demonstrates the ways in which science adapts and changes over time to incorporate new evidence and better explanations Includes myths such as “Humans lived at the same time as dinosaurs;” “Lucy was so small because she was a child;” “Our ancestors have always made fire;” and “There is a strong relationship between brain size and intelligence” Comprised of stand-alone essays that are perfect for casual reading, as well as footnotes and references that allow readers to delve more deeply into topics

Humans

An Introduction to Four-Field Anthropology

Author: Alice Beck Kehoe

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135258562

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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First Published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Cengage Advantage Books: Understanding Humans: An Introduction to Physical Anthropology and Archaeology

Author: Barry Lewis,Robert Jurmain,Lynn Kilgore

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0495604747

Category: Social Science

Page: 512

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UNDERSTANDING HUMANS: INTRODUCTION TO PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY AND ARCHAEOLOGY shows students how anthropologists and archaeologists go about their work as they study human evolution, living nonhuman primates, human adaptation and variation, the origin and dispersal of modern humans, food production, the first civilizations of the Old and New Worlds, and so much more. At a Glance sections and Focus Questions help students better understand the material and study more effectively for exams. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Big History

From the Big Bang to the Present

Author: Cynthia Stokes Brown

Publisher: New Press/ORIM

ISBN: 1595588450

Category: History

Page: 320

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Extend the human story backward for the five thousand years of recorded history and it covers no more than a millionth of a lifetime of the Earth. Yet how do we humans take stock of the history of our planet, and our own place within it? A “vast historical mosaic” (Publishers Weekly) rendered engaging and accessible, Big History interweaves different disciplines of knowledge to offer an all-encompassing account of history on Earth. Since its publication, Cynthia Brown’s “world history on a grand scale” (Kirkus) has been translated into nine languages and has helped propel the “big history” concept to viral status. This new edition of Brown’s seminal work is more relevant today than ever before, as we increasingly must grapple with accelerating rates of change and, ultimately, the legacy we will bequeath to future generations. Here is a pathbreaking portrait of our world, from the birth of the universe from a single point the size of an atom to life on a twenty-first-century planet inhabited by 7 billion people.

Human Antiquity

An Introduction to Physical Anthropology and Archaeology

Author: Kenneth L. Feder,Michael Alan Park

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities Social

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 535

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Where did we come from? To answer this question, anthropologists reconstruct the human past and study the human present from both biological and cultural perspectives. "Human Antiquity" offers an absorbing, straightforward explanation of human origins and evolution by thoroughly integrating physical anthropology and archaeology. Co-authors Kenneth Feder and Michael Park combine the ideas, methods, and knowledge from both biological anthropology and archaeology into a unified effort: Feder is an archeologist who conducts surveys, excavations, and analyses to understand the native inhabitants of New England; Park is a biological anthropologist interested in the application of evolutionary theory to the biological history of our species. .

Anthropology

The Exploration of Human Diversity, with Living Anthropology Student CD and PowerWeb

Author: Conrad Phillip Kottak

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages

ISBN: 9780073137476

Category: Social Science

Page: 864

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The new edition of Kottak's best selling text continues to offer a holistic introduction to anthropology that approaches the course from a four-field perspective. To emphasize anthropology's integrated and comparative nature, "Bringing It All Together" essays show how anthropology's sub-fields and dimensions combine to interpret and explain a common topic. Another distinctive feature, "Understanding Ourselves," illustrates the relevance of anthropological facts and theories to students' everyday lives. In addition, every new copy of the eleventh edition is packaged free with a new student CD-ROM as well as PowerWeb!

Molecular Applications in Biological Anthropology

Author: Eric Jeffrey Devor

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521391092

Category: Science

Page: 258

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This volume presents a selection of pioneering research studies in which molecular techniques have been used to address key questions, for example about the human genetic system, the geographical movements of human populations in the past, and primate evolution. This book not only provides a timely overview of current research, it also presents an insight into the potential significance of molecular biology in the decades to come.

Blogistan

Politik und Internet in Iran

Author: Annabelle Sreberny,Gholam Khiabany

Publisher: Hamburger Edition HIS

ISBN: 3868545468

Category: Social Science

Page: 285

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Die Protestwelle nach der umstrittenen Präsidentschaftswahl im Iran vom Juni 2009 lenkte die Aufmerksamkeit der Weltöffentlichkeit auf die lebendige Internetkultur der Islamischen Republik. Das Internet, heißt es, befördert den gesellschaftlichen Wandel in Ländern wie dem Iran, doch inwiefern unterscheidet sich das Netz von den Printmedien? Stellt es tatsächlich eine neue öffentliche Sphäre dar? Welchen Einfluss haben soziale Netzwerke wie Facebook, Twitter oder YouTube auf die Organisation von Demonstrationen? Bringt die iranische Blogosphäre eine Kultur des Dissidententums hervor, die das islamistische Regime am Ende zu Fall bringen wird? Diese wegweisende Studie bietet Einblicke in die Internetkultur im heutigen Iran und untersucht die Auswirkungen der neuen Kommunikationsformen auf Gesellschaft und Politik. Die Autoren warnen davor, "Blogger" mit "Dissident" gleichzusetzen, denn auch das Regime hat längst mit der "Kolonisierung Blogistans" begonnen. Das Internet, so eine ihrer Thesen, bringt Veränderungen mit sich, die weder die Regierung noch die Demokratiebewegungen vorhersehen konnten und können. "Blogistan" ist nicht nur eine Fallstudie zur Internetaneigung in der islamischen Welt, sondern das Buch macht auch deutlich, welche Auswirkungen die Neuen Medien auf gesellschaftliche Strukturen und Prozesse haben.

Student Solutions Manual for Neal/Gustafson/Hughes' Precalculus

Author: Jurmain, Robert

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1285687116

Category: Social Science

Page: 300

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Study more effectively and improve your performance at exam time with this comprehensive guide. Written to work hand-in hand with INTRODUCTION TO PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY, 13th Edition, this user-friendly guide includes a wide variety of learning tools to help you master the key concepts of the course. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.