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Authors Stein and Rowe continue to share their love of discovery with students in this balanced, objective introduction to physical anthropology that does not assume that students have any previous knowledge of the subject. Carefully streamlined, making it more accessible and affordable, this edition provides students with a pedagogical program designed to facilitate comprehension. Every concept is carefully explained and illustrated, guiding students step-by-step through difficult material. As always, the authors use the most current data to unravel the mystery of the evolution of humankind, and to examine the dynamic relationship between humans and their environment.

About the Author

Philip Stein has taught anthropology at Los Angeles Pierce College since 1964. He did double-duty as an instructor of Anthropology at California State University, Northridge from 1966-1975. Professor Stein has received many teaching awards and wrote the chapter on teaching physical anthropology for a book published by the American Anthropological Association.Bruce Rowe has taught anthropology at Los Angeles Pierce College since 1969. Professor Rowe has also received numerous awards for teaching. He teaches sociology and linguistics as well as physical and cultural anthropology.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Investigating the Nature of Humankind

Chapter 2: The Study of Heredity

Chapter 3: The Modern Study of Human Genetics

Chapter 4: Population Genetics

Chapter 5: Natural Selection and the Origin of Species

Chapter 6: People's Place in Nature

Chapter 7: The Living Primates

Chapter 8: Comparative Studies: Anatomy and Genetics

Chapter 9: Nonhuman Primate Behavior

Chapter 10: Human Behavior In Perspective

Chapter 11: The Record Of The Past

Chapter 12: The Early Primate Fossil Record and the Origin of the Hominins

Chapter 13: The Early Hominids

Chapter 14: Early Species of The Genus Homo

Chapter 15: The Evolution Of Homo Sapiens

Chapter 16: The Biology of Modern Homo Sapiens

Chapter 17: The Analysis of Human Variation

Chapter 18: The Modern World

Appendix: An Introduction to Skeletal Anatomy and the Anatomy of the Brain

Glossary

Glossary of Primate Higher Taxa

Credits

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780073405315
Author:
Stein, Philip
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Langua
Author:
Rowe, Bruce M.
Author:
Rowe, Bruce
Author:
Cram101 Textbook Reviews
Author:
Stein Philip
Author:
Stein, Philip L.
Subject:
Physical anthropology
Subject:
Mammals
Subject:
Animals - Mammals
Subject:
Anthropology - Physical
Subject:
Education-General
Copyright:
Publication Date:
February 2010
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
458
Dimensions:
10.70x8.40x.80 in. 2.30 lbs.

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