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The human species : an introduction to biological anthropology

Author: John Relethford
Publisher: Boston : McGraw-Hill, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 7th edView all editions and formats
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This text introduces physical anthropology, the science of human biological evolution and variation. It addresses the major questions that concern biological anthropologists: "What are humans?" "How are we similar to and different from other animals?" "Where are our origins?" "How did we evolve?" "Are we still evolving?" "How are we different from one another?" and "What does the future hold for the human species?"
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Relethford
ISBN: 9780073405261 0073405264
OCLC Number: 124074853
Description: 1 volume (various pagings) : color illustrations, color maps ; 26 cm
Contents: Part I: Evolutionary background --
1. Biological anthropology and evolution --
2. Human genetics --
3. Evolutionary forces --
4. The evolution and classification of species --
Part II: Our place in nature --
5. The primates --
6. Primate diversity --
7. The human species --
Part III: Our origins --
8. Paleoanthropology --
9. Primate origins and evolution --
10. The beginnings of human evolution --
11. The origin and evolution of the genus homo --
12. The origin of modern humans --
Part IV: Our diversity --
13. The study of human variation --
14. Genetics, history, and ancestry --
15. Natural selection in human populations --
16. Human adaptation --
17. Human biology and culture change --
Epilogue: The future of our species.
Responsibility: John H. Relethford.
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