Essentials of Physical Anthropology
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|Author||: Robert Jurmain,Lynn Kilgore,Wenda Trevathan,Eric Bartelink|
|Editor||: Cengage Learning|
Concise, well-balanced, and comprehensive, ESSENTIALS OF PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY, 10th Edition, introduces you to physical anthropology with the goal of helping you understand why it is important to know about human evolution. You'll learn how humans are biologically connected to all other life, including our ancient ancestors and our contemporary primate cousins, and how closely modern human populations are related to each other. Numerous high-quality visual diagrams, artwork, maps, photographs, and other learning tools will help you grasp the big picture of human evolution. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
|Author||: Robert Jurmain,Lynn Kilgore,Wenda Trevathan|
|Editor||: Cengage Learning|
Best-selling ESSENTIALS OF PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY, Ninth Edition, presents a concise and authoritative introduction to physical anthropology with the goal of helping students understand why it is important to know about human evolution by showing how humans are biologically connected to all other life. These biological connections link our species with our ancient ancestors, our contemporary primate cousins, and show how closely modern human populations are related to each other. The text has been reframed to emphasize this theme of biological connections as well as the connections between chapters in the material presented. This new framework will better help students grasp the big picture of human evolution and better navigate the material. Supported by new chapter opening Learning Objectives, new visual diagrams (see Chapter One)and other summation pedagogy such as What's Important boxes that put key chapter concepts into perspective for students, this text continues to help students master basic biological principles of physical anthropology and so be able to better understand human origins and our place in the biological world. Altogether, ESSENTIALS OF PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY, Ninth Edition integrates coverage of the latest finds with relevant technologies to be the most up-to-date text available. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
|Author||: Denise Cucurny,Robert Jurmain,Nelson,Marcus Young Owl|
|Editor||: Wadsworth Publishing Company|
Chapter-by-chapter resources for the student, including learning objective outlines, fill-in-the-blank chapter outlines, key terms, and extensive opportunities for self-quizzing.
|Author||: Craig Britton Stanford,John Scott Allen,Susan C. Antón|
|Editor||: Prentice Hall|
Fron foundation to innovation: discover the best of biological anthropology. Over the past 40 years, the study of biological anthropology has rapidly evolved from focusing on just physical anthropology to including the study of the fossil record and the human skeleton, genetics of individuals and populations, our primate relatives, human adaptation, and human behavior. The 3rd edition of Exploring Biological Anthropology combines the most up-to-date, comprehensive coverage of the foundations of the field with modern innovations and discoveries. A better teaching and learning experience This program will provide a better teaching and learning experience--for you and your students. Here's how: Personalize Learning - The new MyAnthroLab delivers proven results in helping students succeed, provides engaging experiences that personalize learning, and comes from a trusted partner with educational expertise and a deep commitment to helping students and instructors achieve their goals. Improve Critical Thinking - This text provides students with the best possible art, photos, and mapsfor every topic covered in the book, helping them gain a better understanding of key material. Engage Students - "Insights and Advances" boxes and "Innovations" features help students develop an appreciation for the excitement of discovery. Support Instructors - MyAnthroLab, an author-reviewed Instructor's Manual, Electronic "MyTest" Test Bank, PowerPoint Presentation Slides, and Pearson Custom course material are available to be packaged with this text. Additionally, we offer package options for the lab portion of your course with Method & Practice in Biological Anthropology: A Workbook and Laboratory Manual for Introductory Courses, or Atlas of Anthropology. Note: MyAnthroLab does not come automatically packaged with this text. To purchase MyAnthroLab, please visit: www.myanthrolab.com.
|Author||: Robert Jurmain,Lynn Kilgore,Wenda Trevathan,Russell L. Ciochon,Eric J. Bartelink|
INTRODUCTION TO PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY brings the study of physical anthropology to life! With a focus on the big picture of human evolution, the 15th Edition helps you master the basic principles of the subject and arrive at an understanding of the human species and its place in the biological world. Each chapter begins with new Student Learning Objectives and a chapter outline to help you focus your study time. Each chapter then ends with an expanded section of "How Do We Know?", followed by a critical thinking question, designed to help cement your understanding of the concepts.
|Author||: Robert Jurmain|
|Author||: Clark Spencer Larsen|
|Editor||: W. W. Norton & Company|
The Third Edition of this best-selling text now includes an update to the evolutionary primate taxonomy and even more tools to help students grasp the major concepts in physical anthropology—including new, photorealistic art.
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|Author||: Robert Jurmain,Lynn Kilgore,Wenda R. Trevathan|
|Author||: Pavel Bláha,Charles Susanne,Esther Rebato|
This book deals with interesting contemporary anthropological topics. As the authors are respected experts from Spain, Czech Republic and Belgium, the publication offers a good overview of modern anthropology. In the broad table of contents, we can find topics ranging from man's growth and development to genetics, from human evolution to population genetics or applied anthropology. The chapters are divided into 5 sections: 1. How to define anthropology, 2. Evolution, 3. From growth to aging, 4. Anthropology and society and 5. Applied anthropology. The publications is complemented with numerous charts, graphs and illustrations.
|Author||: Leslie Lea Williams,Kylie Quave|
|Editor||: Academic Press|
Quantitative Anthropology: A Workbook contributes an anthropological perspective to quantitative methods. The book's authors address characteristics of quantitative data, entering and manipulating data in SPSS, graphical displays, distributions and measures of central tendency and dispersion, and including hypothesis testing with both parametric and nonparametric statistical tests. Increasingly complex exercises build on cumulative learning from chapter to chapter and stress the application of methods beyond coursework. The focus of the manual is on univariate statistical analysis, and the book is written to be accessible to higher level undergraduate students and graduate students in all fields of anthropology. Uses anthropological examples (from the subdisciplines of sociocultural anthropology, biological anthropology, and archaeology) to illustrate quantitative data techniques Integrates quantitative techniques with theoretical fluency, encouraging the reader to make connections between Big Picture questions in anthropology and the methods used to address those questions Focuses on the practical use of Excel and SPSS to apply quantitative methods to anthropological contexts Includes exercises in both parametric and nonparametric inferential statistics, as well as descriptive statistics
|Author||: Harry Nelson|
|Author||: Clark Spencer Larsen|
|Editor||: John Wiley & Sons|
An extensive overview of the rapidly growing field of biologicalanthropology; chapters are written by leading scholars who havethemselves played a major role in shaping the direction and scopeof the discipline. Extensive overview of the rapidly growing field of biologicalanthropology Larsen has created a who’s who of biologicalanthropology, with contributions from the leadingauthorities in the field Contributing authors have played a major role in shaping thedirection and scope of the topics they write about Offers discussions of current issues, controversies, and futuredirections within the area Presents coverage of the many recent innovations anddiscoveries that are transforming the subject
|Author||: Clark Spencer Larsen|
|Editor||: W. W. Norton|
With an unparalleled art program, Our Origins is an accessible, up-to-date text that focuses on anthropology's big questions and the scientific process.
|Author||: Angi M. Christensen,Nicholas V. Passalacqua,Eric J. Bartelink|
Forensic Anthropology: Current Methods and Practice—winner of a 2015 Textbook Excellence Award (Texty) from The Text and Academic Authors Association—approaches forensic anthropology through an innovative style using current practices and real case studies drawn from the varied experiences, backgrounds, and practices of working forensic anthropologists. This text guides the reader through all aspects of human remains recovery and forensic anthropological analysis, presenting principles at a level that is appropriate for those new to the field, while at the same time incorporating evolutionary, biomechanical, and other theoretical foundations for the features and phenomena encountered in forensic anthropological casework. Attention is focused primarily on the most recent and scientifically valid applications commonly employed by working forensic anthropologists. Readers will therefore learn about innovative techniques in the discipline, and aspiring practitioners will be prepared by understanding the necessary background needed to work in the field today. Instructors and students will find Forensic Anthropology: Current Methods and Practice comprehensive, practical, and relevant to the modern discipline of forensic anthropology. Winner of a 2015 Most Promising New Textbook Award from the Text and Academic Authors Association Focuses on modern methods, recent advances in research and technology, and current challenges in the science of forensic anthropology Addresses issues of international relevance such as the role of forensic anthropology in mass disaster response and human rights investigations Includes chapter summaries, topicoriented case studies, keywords, and reflective questions to increase active student learning
|Author||: Wenda R. Trevathan,Karen R. Rosenberg|
|Editor||: University of New Mexico Press|
Scholars have long argued that the developmental state of the human infant at birth is unique. This volume expands that argument, pointing out that many distinctively human characteristics can be traced to the fact that we give birth to infants who are highly dependent on others and who learn how to be human while their brains are experiencing growth unlike that seen in other primates. The contributors to this volume propose that the “helpless infant” has played a role in human evolution equal in importance to those of “man the hunter” and “woman the gatherer.” The authors take a broad look at how human infants are similar to and different from the infants of other species, at how our babies have constrained our evolution over the past six million years, and at how they continue to shape the ways we live today.