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Our origins : discovering physical anthropology

Author: Clark Spencer Larsen
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Focuses on anthropology's big questions and the scientific process. This book covers various aspects of physical anthropology - including genetics, primatology, and the fossil record.

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Clark Spencer Larsen
ISBN: 9780393977370 0393977374
OCLC Number: 181139796
Description: 1 volume : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 28 cm
Contents: Chapter 1 What Is Physical Anthropology? --
Part I The Present: Foundation For The Past --
Chapter 2 Evolution: Constructing A Fundamental Scientific Theory --
Chapter 3 Genetics: Reproducing Life And Producing Variation --
Chapter 4 Genes And Their Evolution: Population Genetics --
Chapter 5 Biology In The Present: Living People --
Chapter 6 Biology In The Present: The Other Living Primates --
Part II The Past: Evidence For The Present --
Chapter 7 Fossils And Their Place In Time And Nature --
Chapter 8 Primate Origins And Evolution: The First 50,000,000 Years --
Chapter 9 Early Hominid Origins And Evolution: The Roots Of Humanity --
Chapter 10 The Origins And Evolution Of Early Homo --
Chapter 11 The Origins, Evolution, And Dispersal Of Modern People --
Chapter 12 The Root Of The Matter: Farming and Its Consequences --
Part III The Future: The Shape Of Things To Come --
Chapter 13 Evolution: Today And Tomorrow.
Responsibility: Clark Spencer Larsen.
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