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Biological Anthropology: The Natural History of Humankind, 4th edition

  • Craig Stanford
  • John S. Allen
  • Susan C. Anton

Published by Pearson (May 4th 2016) - Copyright © 2017

4th edition

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Overview

Present a rich overview of biological anthropology, from early foundations to recent innovations
REVEL™ for Biological Anthropology: The Natural History of Humankind combines comprehensive coverage of the foundations of the field with modern innovations and discoveries, helping students understand, and get excited about, the discipline. Because the authors conduct research in three of the main areas of biological anthropology — the human fossil record (Susan Antón), primate behavior and ecology (Craig Stanford), and human biology and the brain (John Allen) — they offer a specialist approach that engages students and gives them everything they need to master the subject. REVEL for the Fourth Edition continues to present traditional physical anthropology within a modern Darwinian framework, and includes coverage of contemporary discoveries to highlight the ever-increasing body of knowledge in biological anthropology.

REVEL is Pearson’s newest way of delivering our respected content. Fully digital and highly engaging, REVEL replaces the textbook and gives students everything they need for the course. Informed by extensive research on how people read, think, and learn, REVEL is an interactive learning environment that enables students to read, practice, and study in one continuous experience — for less than the cost of a traditional textbook.

NOTE: REVEL is a fully digital delivery of Pearson content. This ISBN is for the standalone REVEL access card. In addition to this access card, you will need a course invite link, provided by your instructor, to register for and use REVEL.

Table of contents

Introduction: What Is Biological Anthropology?

PART I — MECHANISMS OF EVOLUTION
1. Origins of Evolutionary Thought
2. Genetics: Cells and Molecules
3. Genetics: From Genotype to Phenotype
4. The Forces of Evolution and the Formation of Species
5. Human Variation: Evolution, Adaptation, and Adaptability

PART II — PRIMATES
6. The Primates
7. Primate Behavior

PART III — PALEONTOLOGY AND PRIMATE EVOLUTION
8. Fossils in Geological Context
9. Origin of Primates

PART IV — THE HUMAN FOSSIL RECORD
10. Early Hominins
11. Origin and Evolution of the Genus Homo
12. Archaic Homo sapiens and Neandertals
13. The Emergence and Dispersal of Homo sapiens

PART V — NEW FRONTIERS IN BIOLOGICAL ANTHROPOLOGY
14. Evolution of the Brain and Language
15. Biomedical Anthropology
16. The Evolution of Human Behavior
17. Bioarchaeology and Forensic Anthropology

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