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Anthropology The Exploration of Human Diversity with Living Anthropology Student CD

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ISBN-10: 0073315087

ISBN-13: 9780073315089

Edition: 12th 2008 (Revised)

Authors: Conrad Kottak

List price: $134.22
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The new edition of Kottak's best selling text continues to offer a holistic, four-field perspective introduction to anthropology. To emphasize anthropology's integrated and comparative nature, "Bringing It All Together" essays show how anthropology's sub-fields and dimensions combine to interpret and explain a common topic. Another distinctive feature, "Understanding Ourselves," illustrates the relevance of anthropological facts and theories to students' everyday lives.
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Book details

List price: $134.22
Edition: 12th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date: 11/21/2006
Binding: Mixed Media
Pages: 752
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 3.674
Language: English

About the Author
Preface Walkthrough
The Dimensions of Anthropology
What is Anthropology?
Overview
Human Adaptability Adaptation, Variation, and Change
General Anthropology Cultural Forces Shape Human Biology
The Subdisciplines of Anthropology
Cultural Anthropology
Archaeological Anthropology
Interesting Issues: Even Anthropologists
Get Culture Shock Biological, or Physical Anthropology
Linguistic Anthropology
Beyond the Classroom: The Unity of Hand and Foot
Bones for Problems in Biological Anthropology
Applied Anthropology
Anthropology and Other Academic Fields
Cultural Anthropology and Sociology
Anthropology and Psychology Science, Explanation, and Hypothesis Testing
Applying Anthropology
What is Applied Anthropology?
Academic and Applied Anthropology
Theory and Practice
Anthropology and Education
Urban Anthropology
Urban versus Rural Medical Anthropology
Beyond the Classroom: New Life, Good Health Anthropology and Business
Interesting Issues: Hot Asset in Corporate: Anthropology Degrees
Careers and Anthropology
Physical Anthropology and Archaeology
Ethics and Methods in Physical Anthropology and Archaeology
Overview
Ethics Methods Multidisciplinary Approaches Primatology Anthropometry Bone Biology Molecular Anthropology
Interesting Issues: A Novel Method of Assessing Why People Cooperate Paleoanthropology Survey and Excavation Systematic Survey Excavation Kinds of Archaeology
Dating the Past Relative
Dating Absolute
Dating: Radiometric Techniques
Absolute Dating: Dendrochronology
Molecular Dating
Evolution and Genetics
Overview
Evolution Genetics
Mendel's Experiments
Independent Assortment and Recombination Biochemical, or Molecular Genetics
Cell Division
Crossing Over Mutation
Interesting Issues: Genetic Politics Population
Genetics and Mechanisms of Genetic
Evolution Natural
Selection Mutations and Variety Random Genetic Drift Gene Flow
The Modern Synthesis Gradual or Rapid Change
Human Variation and Adaptation
Overview
Race: A Discredited Concept in Biology Races are Not Biologically Distinct
Interesting Issues: American Anthropological Association (AAA) Statement on "Race" Explaining Skin Color
Beyond the Classroom: Skin Pigmentation in Papua New Guinea Human Biological Adaptation Genes and Disease Facial Features Size and Body Build Lactose Tolerance
The Primates
Overview
Our Place among Primates Homologies and Analogies Primate Tendencies Prosimians Anthropoids
Beyond the Classroom: Providing Apes
Refuge: A Cultural Study of the Great Ape Sanctuary Community Monkeys
New World Monkeys
Old World Monkeys
Apes Gibbons Orangutans Gorillas Chimpanzees
Interesting Issues: Saving the Orangutan Bonobos Endangered Primates
Human-Primate Similarities
Learning Tools Predation and Hunting Aggression and Resources
Human-Primate Differences Sharing and Cooperation
Mating and Kinship Behavioral Ecology and Fitness Bringing it All Together: Saving the Forests
Primate Evolution
Overview
Fossils and Chronology
Early Primates Early Cenozoic Primates
Beyond the Classroom: A Behavioral Ecology
Study of Two Lemur Species Oligocene Anthropoids
Miocene Hominoids Proconsul Afropithecus and Kenyapithecus Sivapithecus Ginantopithecus Dryopithecus Oreopithecus A Missing Link? "Toumai" Orrorin tugenensis
Beyond the Classroom: Maceration of a Canadian Lynx
Early Hominids
Overview
Chronology of Ho
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