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Human Adaptability: An Introduction to Ecological Anthropology

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Publisher Comments:

Designed to help students understand the multiple levels at which human populations respond to their surroundings, this essential text offers the most complete discussion of environmental, physiological, behavioral, and cultural adaptive strategies available. Among the unique features that make Human Adaptability outstanding as both a textbook for students and a reference book for professionals are a complete discussion of the development of ecological anthropology and relevant research methods; the use of an ecosystem approach with emphasis on arctic, high altitude, arid land, grassland, and tropical rain forest environments; an extensive bibliography on ecological anthropology; and a comprehensive glossary of technical terms. Entirely new to the third edition are chapters on urban sustainability and methods of spatial analysis, with enhanced emphasis throughout on the role of gender in human-adaptability research and on global environmental issues as they affect particular ecosystems. In addition, brand-new sections in each chapter guide students to websites that provide access to relevant material, complement the texts coverage of biomes, and suggest ways to become active in environmental issues.

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Moran (anthropology, Indiana U.) provides a wealth of examples as he explains how people work in ecosystems. He begins by explaining theories of human-habitat interaction and introduces cultural ecological methods and notions about the human factor in environmental change and spatial analysis. He examines evidence of human adaptation from the arctic to high altitudes, arid lands, grasslands and the humid tropics, then thoroughly explores life in an urban ecology. The maps, photos and graphics are well-chosen and informative, and Moran has provided new chapters in urban sustainability and methods of spatial analysis, new sections giving websites, and increased attention to global environmental changes and the role of gender in human adaptability research for this edition. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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"Designed to help students understand the multiple levels at which human populations respond to their surroundings, this essential text offers the most complete discussion of environmental, physiologic"

Product Details

ISBN:
9780813343679
Author:
Moran, Emilio F.
Publisher:
Westview Press
Subject:
Human beings
Subject:
Adaptation (physiology)
Subject:
Human Geography
Subject:
Anthropology - General
Subject:
Human beings -- Effect of environment on.
Subject:
Sociology - General
Edition Description:
Third Edition
Publication Date:
20071231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
496
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 19.5 oz

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