9780078117008

Biological Anthropology: Concepts and Connections

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  • ISBN13:

    9780078117008

  • ISBN10:

    0078117003

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/6/2011
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

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Summary

Biological Anthropology: Concepts and Connectionsshows the relevance of anthropological concepts to today's students and encourages critical thinking. Throughout the text and especially in its many "Connections" features, Agustin Fuentes links anthropological concepts and questions to students' lives. One of the top scholars in the field of biological anthropology, Agustin Fuentes' current research looks at the big questions of why humans do what they do and feel the way they feel. He is committed to an integrated, holistic anthropological approach. Fuentes wrote this text to help answer the "so what" questions and make anthropological knowledge relevant to everyday life.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Introduction to Evolutionary Fact and Theory

Chapter 2. The Basics of Human Biology

Chapter 3. Introduction to Genetics and Genomics

Chapter 4. Modern Evolutionary Theory

Chapter 5. Primate Behavioral Ecology

Chapter 6. Early Primate Evolution

Chapter 7. Early Hominin Evolution

Chapter 8. Plio-Pleistocene Hominins and the Genus Homo

Chapter 9. The Rise of Modern Humans

Chapter 10. Human Biological Diversity in Context

Chapter 11. The Present and Future of Human Evolution

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