Biological Anthropology

ISBN-10: 0205179304
ISBN-13: 9780205179305
Edition: 3rd 2012
List price: $199.47 Buy it from $17.79
30 day, 100% satisfaction guarantee

If an item you ordered from TextbookRush does not meet your expectations due to an error on our part, simply fill out a return request and then return it by mail within 30 days of ordering it for a full refund of item cost.

Learn more about our returns policy

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

Used Starting from $28.90
what's this?
Rush Rewards U
Members Receive:
coins
coins
You have reached 400 XP and carrot coins. That is the daily max!
You could win $10,000

Get an entry for every item you buy, rent, or sell.

Study Briefs

Limited time offer: Get the first one free! (?)

All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.

Add to cart
Study Briefs
Periodic Table Online content $4.95 $1.99
Add to cart
Study Briefs
History of Western Art Online content $4.95 $1.99

Customers also bought

Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading

Book details

List price: $199.47
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 8/3/2011
Binding: Mixed Media
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.486
Language: English

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)

×
Free shipping on orders over $35*

*A minimum purchase of $35 is required. Shipping is provided via FedEx SmartPost® and FedEx Express Saver®. Average delivery time is 1 – 5 business days, but is not guaranteed in that timeframe. Also allow 1 - 2 days for processing. Free shipping is eligible only in the continental United States and excludes Hawaii, Alaska and Puerto Rico. FedEx service marks used by permission."Marketplace" orders are not eligible for free or discounted shipping.

Learn more about the TextbookRush Marketplace.

×