9780495599791

Introduction to Physical Anthropology 2009-2010 Edition

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  • ISBN13:

    9780495599791

  • ISBN10:

    0495599794

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 3/13/2009
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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Summary

INTRODUCTION TO PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY continues to present a comprehensive, well-balanced introduction to the field, combining an engaging writing style and compelling visual content to bring the study of physical anthropology to life for today's students. With a focus on the big picture of human evolution, the text helps students master the basic principles of the subject and arrive at an understanding of the human species and its place in the biological world. This book continues to keep pace with changes in the field by including thorough coverage of cutting-edge advances in molecular biology and genomics, expanded material on modern human biology, and the latest in new fossil finds.

Table of Contents

Introduction to Physical Anthropology
Heredity and Evolution
The Development of Evolutionary Theory
The Biological Basis of Life
Heredity and Evolution
Macroevolution: Processes of Vertebrate and Mammalian Evolution
Primates
Survey of the Living Primates
Primate Behavior
Primate Models for Human Behavioral Evolution
Overview of the Fossil Primates
Hominin Evolution
Paleoanthropology: Reconstructing Early Hominin Behavior and Ecology
Hominin Origins in Africa
The Earliest Dispersal of the Genus Homo: Homo Erectus and Contemporaries
Premodern Humans
The Origin and Dispersal of Modern Humans
Contemporary Human Evolution
Modern Human Biology: Patterns of Variation
Modern Human Biology: Patterns of Adaptation
Legacies of Human Evolutionary History
Atlas of Primate Skeletal Anatomy
Classification of Living and Extinct Primates
Summary of Early Hominin Fossil Finds from Africa
Population Genetics: The Math of Microevolution
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