9780073258980

Core Concepts in Biological Anthropology

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  • ISBN13:

    9780073258980

  • ISBN10:

    0073258989

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/27/2006
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
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Summary

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 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 think critically about issues."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." --Austin Fuentes

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Introduction to Evolutionary Fact and Theory

Chapter 2. Introduction to Genetics and Genomics

Chapter 3. The Basics of Human Biology

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. Modernity and Human Biology

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