Human Species An Introduction to Biological Anthropology

ISBN-10: 0073405264

ISBN-13: 9780073405261

Edition: 7th 2008

Authors: John Relethford

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Book details

List price: $113.16
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date: 6/13/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 576
Size: 8.00" wide x 10.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.574
Language: English

Preface
Evolutionary Background
Biological Anthropology and Evolution What is Anthropology? Biology and Culture Variation Evolution Adaptation The Subfields of Anthropology Science and Evolution Characteristics of Science The Development of Evolutionary Theory Evidence for Evolution Science and Religion Special Topic: Biological Anthropologists at Work Summary Supplemental Readings Virtual Explorations
Human Genetics Molecular Genetics DNA: The Genetic Code Chromosomes and Genes The Human Genome Project Mendelian Genetics Genotypes and Phenotypes Predicting Offspring Distributions Chromosomes and Inheritance The Genetics of Complex Physical Traits Mutations Evolutionary Significance of Mutations Types of Mutations Rates of Mutations Genetics and Behavior Special Topic: PCR and Ancient DNA Summary Supplemental Readings Virtual Explorations CELL BIOLOGY: A Review
Evolutionary Forces Population Genetics What is a Population? Genotype Frequencies and Allele Frequencies Hardy-Weinberg Equilibrium The Evolutionary Forces Mutation Natural Selection Genetic Drift Gene Flow Interaction of the Evolutionary Forces Special Topic: Tay-Sachs Disease: Genetic Drift or Natural Selection? Summary Supplemental Readings Virtual Explorations
The Evolution and Classification of Species The Birth and Death of Species What is a Species? Species Change Speciation Adaptive Radiation The Tempo and Mode of Macroevolution Extinctions and Mass Extinctions Misconceptions about Evolution The Nature of Selection Structure, Function, and Evolution Classification of Species Taxonomic Categories Methods of Classification Approaches to Classification Special Topic: Science Fiction and Orthogenesis Summary Supplemental Readings Virtual Explorations
Our Place in Nature
The Primates Characteristics Of Mammals Reproduction Temperature Regulation Teeth Skeletal Structure Behavior Primate Characteristics The Skeleton Vision The Brain and Behavior Primate Behavior Primate Behavioral Ecology Reproductive Strategies Growing Up Social Groups Social Behaviors Special Topic: Primates in Danger Summary Supplemental Readings Virtual Explorations
Primate Diversity Primate Suborders Prosimians Anthropoids An Alternative Classification The Monkeys New World Monkeys Old World Monkeys The Hominoids Hominoid Characteristics Classification of the Hominoids The Living Apes Gibbons Orangutans Gorillas Chimpanzees Bonobos Special Topic: Social Structure and Testes Size in Primates Summary Supplemental Readings Virtual Explorations
The Human Species Characteristics of Living Humans Distribution and Environment Brain Size and Structure Bipedalism Canine Teeth Sex and Reproduction Social Structure The Human Life Cycle Prenatal Growth The Pattern of Human Postnatal Growth The Evolu
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