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    Biological Anthropology

    ISBN-10: 0205179304
    ISBN-13: 9780205179305
    Author(s): Craig Stanford, Stanford, John S. Allen, Susan C. Anton
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    Edition: 3rd
    Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
    Binding: Mixed Media
    Size: 8.50" wide x 10.50" long x 0.75" tall
    Weight: 2.486

    This package contains the following components:-013235635X: MyAnthroLab with Pearson eText Student Access Code Card (for valuepacks)-0205150683: Biological Anthropology

    Craig B. Stanford is Professor of Biological Sciences and Anthropology and Co-Director of the Jane Goodall Research Center at the University of Southern California.

    Introduction: What Is Biological Anthropology?
    Mechanisms of Evolution
    Origins of Evolutionary Thought
    Genetics: Cells and Molecules
    Genetics: From Genotype to Phenotype
    the Forces of Evolution and the Formation of Species
    Human Variation: Evolution, Adaptation, and Adaptability
    Primates
    the Primates
    Primate Behavior
    Paleontology and Primate Evolution
    Fossils in Geological Context
    Origin of Primates
    Becoming Human: the Ape Hominin Transition
    the Human Fossil Record
    Early Hominins
    Rise of the Genus Homo
    Archaic Homo sapiens and Neandertals
    the Emergence and Dispersal of Homo sapiens
    New Frontiers in Biological Anthropology
    Evolution of the Brain and Language
    Biomedical Anthropology
    the Evolution of Human Behavior
    Bioarchaeology and Forensic Anthropology
    Overview of the Brain
    Primate and Human Comparative Anatomy
    the Hardy Weinberg Equilibrium
    Metric Imperial Conversions
    Preface
    About the Authors
    Introduction: What Is Biological Anthropology?
    The Scope of Biological Anthropology
    Paleoanthropology
    Skeletal Biology and Human Osteology
    Paleopathology
    Forensic Anthropology
    Primatology
    Human Biology
    The Roots of Modern Biological Anthropology
    Anthropology and Its Subfields
    Cultural Anthropology
    INSIGHTS AND ADVANCES: A Paradigm Split in Anthropology?
    Archaeology
    Linguistic Anthropology
    Summary � Critical Thinking Questions � Key Terms � Suggested Reading
    Mechanisms of Evolution
    Origins of Evolutionary Thought
    What Is Science?
    The Early Thinkers
    The Roots of Modern Science
    Linnaeus and the Natural Scheme of Life
    The Road to the Darwinian Revolution
    The Uniformitarians: Hutton and Lyell
    The Darwinian Revolution
    The Gal�pagos
    Refining the Theory of Evolution by Natural Selection
    INSIGHTS AND ADVANCES: Darwin versus Wallace?
    The Response to Darwin
    Science and Creationism
    INSIGHTS AND ADVANCES: What Is Intelligent Design?
    Summary � Critical Thinking Questions � Key Terms � Suggested Reading
    Genetics: Cells and Molecules
    Genetics
    The Study of Genetics
    Genetic Metaphors: Blueprints, Recipes, or What?
    The Cell
    Cell Anatomy
    INSIGHTS AND ADVANCES: Cloning Controversies
    DNA Structure and Function
    DNA Structure I: the Molecular Level
    DNA Function I: Replication
    DNA Function II: Protein Synthesis
    DNA Structure II: Chromosomes and Cell Division
    INNOVATIONS: the Wide World of RNA
    INSIGHTS AND ADVANCES: Biochemical Individuality
    Molecular Tools For Bioanthropological Research
    Indirect versus Direct Research Methods
    PCR, Mitochondrial DNA, and Ancient DNA
    Summary � Critical Thinking Questions � Key Terms � Suggested Reading
    Genetics: From Genotype to Phenotype
    From Genotype to Phenotype
    The ABO Blood Type System
    Obesity: A Complex Interaction
    Mendelian Genetics
    Mendel's Postulates
    Linkage and Crossing Over
    Mutation
    Point Mutation and Sickle Cell Disease
    Trinucleotide Repeat Diseases
    Mutations: Bad, Neutral, and Good
    X-Linked Disorders
    Mendelian Genetics in Humans
    Genetics Beyond Mendel
    INSIGHTS AND ADVANCES: Popular Mendelism and the Shadow of Eugenics
    Polygenic Traits, the Phenotype, and the Environment
    Heritability and IQ Test Score Performance
    Phenylketonuria: Illustrating Mendelian and Post-Mendelian Concepts
    Genes and Environments
    Summary � Critical Thinking Questions � Key Terms � Suggested Reading
    the Forces of Evolution and the Formation of Species
    How Evolution Works
    Where Does Variation Come From?
    How Natural Selection Works
    Other Ways by Which Evolution Happens
    Classification and Evolution
    Taxonomy and Speciation
    What Is a Species?
    A Guide to Species Concepts
    Reproductive Isolating Mechanisms
    The Origin of Species: How Species Are Formed
    INSIGHTS AND ADVANCES: What's in a Name? Species Concepts, Genetics, and Con-servation
    The Tempo of Speciation
    Adaptation
    Is Everything Adaptive?
    Hardy Weinberg Equilibrium
    Levels of Selection
    Inclusive Fitness
    Summary � Critical Thinking Questions � Key Terms � Suggested Reading
    Human Variation: Evolution, Adaptation, and Adaptability
    Human Variation at the Individual and Group Level
    What Is a Population?
    Historical Perspectives on Human Variation
    Recording Human Variation in Past Civilizations
    The Monogenism Polygenism Debate
    Race and Racism in the Twentieth Century
    Changing Attitudes toward Race in Anthropology
    Deconstructing Racial Features
    Population Genetics
    Polymorphisms: ABO and Other Blood Type Systems
    Gene Flow and Protein Polymorphisms
    Polymorphisms and Phylogenetic Studies
    Polymorphisms and Natural Selection in Human Populations
    The Evolution of Lactose Tolerance
    Balanced Polymorphisms: Sickle-Cell and Other Conditions
    Adaptation and Adaptability
    Levels of Adaptability
    Heat and Cold
    INSIGHTS AND ADVANCES: Technology and Extreme Environments
    Body Size and Shape
    Living at High Altitude
    Skin Color
    Adaptability to Water
    Summary � Critical Thinking Questions � Key Terms � Suggested Reading
    Primates
    the Primates
    The Primate Radiation
    The Extraordinary Diversity of Nonhuman Primates
    What Exactly Is a Primate?
    Anatomical Traits
    Life History Traits
    Behavioral Traits: Activity and Sociality
    A Guide to the Nonhuman Primates
    The Strepsirhines
    The Haplorhines
    INSIGHTS AND ADVANCES: the Rarest of the Rare
    The New World Monkeys
    The Old World Monkeys
    The Hominoids
    INSIGHTS AND ADVANCES: the Impending Extinction of the Great Apes?
    Primate Ecology
    The Cycles of a Tropical Forest
    You Are What You Eat: Dietary and Digestive Strategies
    Diet and Feeding Competition
    Territories and Ranges
    Predation
    Primate Communities
    Summary � Critical Thinking Questions � Key Terms � Suggested Reading
    Primate Behavior
    Studying Primates
    The Evolution of Primate Social Behavior
    Social Behavior and Reproductive Asymmetry
    Male Reproductive Strategies
    Female Reproductive Strategies
    Why Are Nonhuman Primates Social?
    The Paradox of Sociality
    INNOVATIONS: Culture in Nonhuman Primates
    Types of Nonhuman Primate Societies
    INSIGHTS AND ADVANCES: the Infanticide Wars
    INSIGHTS AND ADVANCES: Are Chimpanzees from Mars and Bonobos from Venus?
    Reconstructing the Evolution of Primate Societies
    Summary � Critical Thinking Questions � Key Terms � Suggested Reading
    Paleontology and Primate Evolution
    Fossils in Geological Context
    How to Become a Fossil
    The Importance of Context
    Stratigraphy
    The Geologic Time Scale
    How Old Is It?
    Relative Dating Techniques
    Calibrated Relative Dating Techniques
    INSIGHTS AND ADVANCES: the Piltdown Hoax
    Chronometric Dating Techniques
    INSIGHTS AND ADVANCES: Dating Controversies
    INNOVATIONS: Time in a Bottle
    The Earth in the Cenozoic
    Continents and Land Masses
    The Environment in the Cenozoic
    Overview of Climatic Changes during the Cenozoic
    Summary � Critical Thinking Questions � Key Terms � Suggested Reading
    Origin of Primates
    The Mesozoic and Beyond
    Dawn of the Age of Mammals
    The Crater of Doom: What Happened at the K T Boundary?
    Changes in the Paleocene: the Origin of Primates?
    Why Primates?
    Early Primates of the Eocene
    Adapoids (Strepsirhine Ancestors)
    Omomyoids (Haplorhine Ancestors)
    Continental Drift and Eocene Primates
    INSIGHTS AND ADVANCES: Subfossil Lemurs of Madagascar
    Selective Pressures Favoring the Strepsirhine Haplorhine Split
    Evolution of Higher Primates
    The First Monkeys?
    New World Monkeys
    Old World Monkeys
    What Favored the Origin of Anthropoids?
    The Earliest Apes
    Selection Pressures and the Divergence of Monkeys and Apes
    The Monkey's Tale: What Happened to Primate Diversity in the Miocene?
    Molecular Evolution in Primates
    A Primate Molecular Phylogeny
    Molecular Phylogeny and Human Origins
    Summary � Critical Thinking Questions � Key Terms � Suggested Reading
    Becoming Human: the Ape Hominin Transition
    Becoming a Biped
    Anatomical Changes
    Constructing the Bipedal Body Plan
    Locomotion of the Last Common Ancestor
    Why Bipeds?
    INSIGHTS AND ADVANCES: Overheated Radiator?
    The Transition to Human Behavior
    Primate Intelligence: Why Are Human Brains Big?
    What Made Humans Human?
    Summary � Critical Thinking Questions � Key Terms � Suggested Reading
    the Human Fossil Record
    Early Hominins
    Will You Know a Hominin When You See One?
    INSIGHTS AND ADVANCES: A Rose by Any Other Name: Hominins versus Hominins
    The First Hominins?
    Sahelanthropus tchadensis
    Orrorin tugenensis
    Ardipithecus ramidus and Ardipithecus kadabba
    INSIGHTS AND ADVANCES: Treasures of the Afar Triangle
    Australopithecus and Kin
    Australopithecus anamensis
    Australopithecus afarensis
    INNOVATIONS: Dikika and Development
    Australopithecus bahrelghazali
    Kenyanthropus platyops
    Australopithecus garhi
    Australopithecus africanus
    The Robust Australopithecines (or Paranthropines)

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