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How Humans Evolved (4TH 06 - Old Edition)

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With its unique blend of evolutionary theory, population genetics and behavioral ecology, How Humans Evolvedprovides students with the most contemporary and complete introduction to physical anthropology available. Robert Boyd and Joan B. Silk"s modern presentation of genetics and observable behaviors in living humans and non-human primates moves beyond merely describing anthropological finds to showing students the 'big picture' ideas behind human evolution.

For the Fifth Edition, Boyd and Silk have updated the text to include the best of current research in the areas of genetics, behavior and the fossil record that conveys the excitement of anthropological discovery. This new coverage reflects strengthened coverage of molecular genetics and a streamlined presentation of primatology.

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For undergraduates, Boyd and Silk (both: anthropology, UCLA) provide an introduction to human evolution using paleontology, evolutionary theory, population genetics, and behavioral ecology. They describe adaptation, natural selection, genetics, speciation and phylogeny, primate ecology and behavior, mating, social behavior, intelligence, human lineage, genetic diversity, mate choice, and parenting. The new edition omits the readings and the chapters on language and the human life cycle. Other chapters have been expanded and updated to reflect new research. A CD-ROM guide to the fossil record accompanies the book.
Annotation 2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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For undergraduates, Boyd and Silk (both: anthropology, UCLA) provide an introduction to human evolution using paleontology, evolutionary theory, population genetics, and behavioral ecology. They describe adaptation, natural selection, genetics, speciation and phylogeny, primate ecology and behavior, mating, social behavior, intelligence, human lineage, genetic diversity, mate choice, and parenting. The new edition omits the readings and the chapters on language and the human life cycle. Other chapters have been expanded and updated to reflect new research. A CD-ROM guide to the fossil record accompanies the book. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Robert Boyd and Joan B. Silk bring their respective specialties to the groundbreaking Fourth Edition of .

Synopsis:

'Robert Boyd and Joan B. Silk\"s modern presentation of genetics and observable behaviors in living humans and non-human primates moves beyond merely describing anthropological finds to showing students the \'big picture\' ideas behind human evolution.

For the Fifth Edition, Boyd and Silk have updated the text to include the best of current research in the areas of genetics, behavior and the fossil record that conveys the excitement of anthropological discovery. This new coverage reflects strengthened coverage of molecular genetics and a streamlined presentation of primatology.

'

Synopsis:

Using the broad perspective of behavioral ecology--how human behavior has been influenced by the evolutionary process--the authors offer a balanced discussion, drawing on updated coverage of the human fossil record. The well-structured pedagogical framework of the text, with its emphasis on overarching ideas, makes the material accessible to introductory students.

About the Author

Robert Boyd has written widely on evolutionary theory, focusing especially on the evolution of cooperation and the role of culture in human evolution. His book Culture and the Evolutionary Process received the J. I. Staley Prize, and he has also published numerous articles in scientific journals and edited volumes. Boyd is currently the Origins Professor in the School of Evolution and Social Change at Arizona State University.Joan B. Silk has conducted extensive research on the social lives of monkeys and apes, including extended fieldwork on chimpanzees at Gombe Stream Reserve in Tanzania and on baboons in Kenya and Botswana. She is also interested in the application of evolutionary thinking to human behavior. She has published numerous articles in scientific journals and edited volumes. She is currently a professor in the School of Evolution and Social Change at Arizona State University.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393926286
Author:
Boyd, Robert
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Author:
Silk, Joan B.
Subject:
Human evolution
Subject:
Life Sciences - Evolution - Human
Subject:
Evolution
Subject:
Anthropology - Physical
Edition Number:
4
Edition Description:
Fourth Edition
Publication Date:
20051111
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
552
Dimensions:
10.9 x 8.5 x 1 in 2.48 lb

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Product details 552 pages W. W. Norton & Company - English 9780393926286 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Robert Boyd and Joan B. Silk bring their respective specialties to the groundbreaking Fourth Edition of .
"Synopsis" by , 'Robert Boyd and Joan B. Silk\"s modern presentation of genetics and observable behaviors in living humans and non-human primates moves beyond merely describing anthropological finds to showing students the \'big picture\' ideas behind human evolution.

For the Fifth Edition, Boyd and Silk have updated the text to include the best of current research in the areas of genetics, behavior and the fossil record that conveys the excitement of anthropological discovery. This new coverage reflects strengthened coverage of molecular genetics and a streamlined presentation of primatology.

'

"Synopsis" by , Using the broad perspective of behavioral ecology--how human behavior has been influenced by the evolutionary process--the authors offer a balanced discussion, drawing on updated coverage of the human fossil record. The well-structured pedagogical framework of the text, with its emphasis on overarching ideas, makes the material accessible to introductory students.
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