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Classic and contemporary readings in physical anthropology

Author: Mary K Sandford; Eileen M Jackson
Publisher: Belmont, CA : Wadsworth, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Student edView all editions and formats
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Presents classic and contemporary articles on issues dealing with the nature of science, evolution and heredity, primate behavior, human evolution, and modern human variation.

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Genre/Form: Textbooks
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mary K Sandford; Eileen M Jackson
ISBN: 9780495510147 0495510149
OCLC Number: 176949204
Description: xii, 147 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The nature of science --
Evolution and heredity --
Primates --
Human evolution --
Modern human variation. Science : truth without certainty / Eugenie Scott --
Physical anthropology : its scope and aims, its history and present status in America / Aleš Hrdlička --
The new physical anthropology / Sherwood H. Washburn --
Patterns / Niles Eldredge --
The fossils say yes / Donald R. Prothero --
The origins of form / Sean B. Carroll --
Evolution in action / Jonathan Weiner --
A terrible Scrooge / Olivia Judson --
Reading the book of Jim / Sharon Begley --
The social life of baboons / S.L. Washburn and Irven Devore --
Leading ladies / Jeanne Altmann --
Dance of the sexes / Sharon T. Pochron and Patricia C. Wright --
Learning from the chimpanzees : a message humans can understand / Jane Goodall --
Why are some animals so smart? / Carel van Schaik --
The antiquity of human walking / John Napier --
Lucy's baby / Kate Wong --
New fossils challenge line of descent in human family tree / Ann Gibbons --
The dawn of Stone Age genomics / Elizabeth Pennisi --Bayond stones and bones / Sharon Begley with Mary Carmichael --
Lactose and lactase / Norman Kretchmer --
How Africa learned to love the cow / Erika Check --
Skin deep / Nina G. Jablonski and George Chaplin --
Ancient DNA reveals Neanderthals with red hair, fair complexions / Elizabeth Culotta.
Responsibility: [edited by] Mary K. Sandford with Eileen M. Jackson.

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PREFACE INTRODUCTION Section I: The Nature of Science. 1. Science: Truth Without Certainty (2008), Eugenie Scott. 2. Physical Anthropology: It's Scope and Aims: Its History and Present Status in Read more...

 
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