9780073405315

Physical Anthropology

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  • ISBN13:

    9780073405315

  • ISBN10:

    0073405310

  • Edition: 10th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2/5/2010
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
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Summary

Now in full color, this carefully streamlined tenth edition provides students with a pedagogical program designed to facilitate comprehension. Stein and Rowe, award-winning teachers and authors, continue to share their love of discovery in this balanced, objective introduction to physical anthropology that does not assume any previous knowledge of the subject. Every concept is carefully explained and illustrated, guiding students step-by-step through difficult material. As always, Physical Anthropology uses the most current data to unravel the mystery of the evolution of humankind, and to examine the dynamic relationship between humans and their environment.

Table of Contents

Investigating the Nature of Humankind
The Study of Heredity
The Modern Study of Human Genetics
Population Genetics
Natural Selection and the Origin of Species
People's Place in Nature
The Living Primates
Comparative Studies: Anatomy and Genetics
Nonhuman Primate Behavior
Human Behavior In Perspective
The Record Of The Past
The Early Primate Fossil Record and the Origin of the Hominins
The Early Hominids
Early Species of The Genus Homo
The Evolution Of Homo Sapiens
The Biology of Modern Homo Sapiens
The Analysis of Human Variation
The Modern World
Appendix: An Introduction to Skeletal Anatomy and the Anatomy of the Brain
Glossary
Glossary of Primate Higher Taxa
Credits
Index
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