Essentials of Physical Anthropology
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- Publication Date:February 16, 2012
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- This text provides concise, balanced coverage of heredity and evolution, primates, hominin evolution, and contemporary human evolution. Its exceptionally accessible, student-friendly presentation of complex concepts is complemented by many powerful, in-text study tools, including a newly drawn art and map program, as well as many new photographs. The text's highly integrated art and pedagogical program makes the book more easily comprehensible no matter what you background is in science.
- The book's art program includes illustrations, maps, and hundreds of photos directly related to text material, achieving the highest level of pedagogical usefulness, quality, and consistency. Photos of specimens supplement illustrations to lend a more lifelike appearance.
- The authors don't just describe the fossils, they interpret them. The text presents fossils in chronological order and connects the different fossil finds to human evolution, so students are better able to understand the big picture of human evolution -- not just the data.
- Numerous charts and diagrams summarize key information throughout the text, helping students understand complex scientific material using a visually simple format. Proven pedagogical aids, including intermittent Quick Reviews, a running glossary, a chapter-ending "Why it Matters" box, What's Important tables in the fossil chapters, and chapter-ending critical-thinking questions, help students grasp course material and complex concepts.
- Designed to help students understand the importance of knowing about human evolution, the text highlights "big picture" evolutionary changes, such as trends, characteristics, and patterns, and relates material dealing with genetics, disease, and environmental and cultural issues to students' lives. The book's highly visual graphic reviews of fossil finds identify each major fossil group, the region where it was found, and its evolutionary significance. Also, vivid timelines on the tables highlight chronology.
Concise, well-balanced, and comprehensive, ESSENTIALS OF PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY, Ninth Edition introduces you to physical anthropology with the goal of helping you understand why it is important to know about human evolution. With a new framework that emphasizes 'connections', the reader is shown how humans are biologically connected to all other life, including our distant ancestors and our contemporary primate cousins, as well as how closely modern human populations are related to each other. Supported by new chapter-opening visual diagrams, a completely new art and map program, outstanding visual photographs and Photo Essays, as well as 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 fossil finds with relevant technologies to be the most up-to-date text available.
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