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How Humans Evolved

How Humans Evolved

Seventh Edition

  • Author: Robert Boyd,Joan B. Silk
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
  • ISBN: 0393936775
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 440
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How Humans Evolved teaches the processes that shape human evolution with a unique blend of evolutionary theory, population genetics, and behavioral ecology. The new edition continues to offer the most up-to-date research—in particular, significantly revised coverage of how recent discoveries are shaping our history of human evolution—while now giving you the best tools to engage your students in and out of the classroom.

How Humans Evolved

How Humans Evolved

  • Author: Robert Boyd (Ph. D.),Joan B. Silk
  • Publisher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated
  • ISBN: 9780393932713
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 474
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With its unique blend of evolutionary theory, population genetics and behavioral ecology, How Humans Evolved provides students with the most contemporary and complete introduction to physical anthropology available. Robert Boyd and Joan B. Silk’s modern presentation of genetics and observable behaviors in living humans and non-human primates moves beyond merely describing anthropological finds to showing students the “big picture” ideas behind human evolution. For the Fifth Edition, Boyd and Silk have updated the text to include the best of current research in the areas of genetics, behavior and the fossil record that conveys the excitement of anthropological discovery. This new coverage reflects strengthened coverage of molecular genetics and a streamlined presentation of primatology. Features Up-to-date, with forward-looking content How Humans Evolved weaves the best of current research with classic material in a way students find accessible and compelling. For the Fifth Edition, Boyd and Silk have streamlined the coverage of primatology in Part II: Primate Ecology and Behavior. They have also strengthened the coverage of molecular genetics to include new content reflecting the growing importance of genetics to anthropological research. A focus on behavioral ecology How Humans Evolved focuses on the science behind what we know about human evolution by examining the connection between genetics and observable behavior in living humans and primates. Specifically: Part II: Primate Ecology and Behavior includes extensive coverage of behavior with full chapters on primate mating systems, cooperation and life histories and the evolution of intelligence. These chapters come before coverage of the fossil record, providing students with context for how humans lived in the past and how we evolved into who we are today. Two chapters in Part IV: Evolution and Modern Humans directly address human behavior and human mate choice and parenting, topics students find fascinating and relevant to their own lives. Accessible art and text Boyd and Silk use figures in unique, clever and accessible ways-such as using the children's game 'Cooties' to describe speciation and presenting fossil comparisons with the same orientation and scale-to convey important chapter concepts. Highlighted Key Idea statements focus students' attention on each chapter's most important concepts. Study questions at the end of every chapter extend and apply chapter readings to related concepts discussed throughout the text. With its unique blend of evolutionary theory, population genetics and behavioral ecology, How Humans Evolved provides students with the most contemporary and complete introduction to physical anthropology available. Robert Boyd and Joan B. Silk's modern presentation of genetics and observable behaviors in living humans and non-human primates moves beyond merely describing anthropological finds to showing students the 'big picture' ideas behind human evolution. For the Fifth Edition, Boyd and Silk have updated the text to include the best of current research in the areas of genetics, behavior and the fossil record that conveys the excitement of anthropological discovery. This new coverage reflects strengthened coverage of molecular genetics and a streamlined presentation of primatology.

Climate, Clothing, and Agriculture in Prehistory

Climate, Clothing, and Agriculture in Prehistory

Linking Evidence, Causes, and Effects

  • Author: Ian Gilligan
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1108470084
  • Category: History
  • Page: 361
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The first book on the origin of clothes shows why climate change was crucial - for the origin of agriculture too.

Essentials of Physical Anthropology

Essentials of Physical Anthropology

  • Author: Robert Jurmain,Lynn Kilgore,Wenda Trevathan
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • ISBN: 0840032595
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 448
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Concise, well-balanced, and comprehensive, ESSENTIALS OF PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY, Eighth Edition introduces you to physical anthropology with the goal of helping you understand the big picture of human evolution. Supported by vibrant visuals that include abundant illustrations, photographs, and photo-enhanced maps, the text focuses on human evolution and biology to help you master basic biological principles of physical anthropology so you’ll be able to better understand human origins and our place in the biological world. Offering balanced coverage of the topic areas you’ll cover in class (heredity and evolution, primates, hominid evolution, and contemporary human evolution) this edition emphasizes the chronology of fossil finds instead of just describing the fossils and the sites where they were found. The authors also interpret each fossil within the framework of the story of human evolution. New features like Why It Matters further emphasize the fossils’ evolutionary significance, and often even propose the relevance of chapter materials to our everyday lives. The seventh edition provides thorough coverage of cutting-edge advances in molecular biology and expanded coverage of population biology and human variation. It also includes powerful learning tools, including a robust text website. Altogether, ESSENTIALS OF PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY, Seventh Edition, integrates up-to-date coverage of the latest finds and relevant technologies in a format and writing style designed to help all students master the material. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Objection

Objection

Disgust, Morality, and the Law

  • Author: Debra Lieberman,Carlton Patrick
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0190491302
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 264
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Why do we consider incest wrong, even when it occurs between consenting adults unable to have children? Why are words that gross us out more likely to be deemed "obscene" and denied the protection of the First Amendment? In a world where a gruesome photograph can decisively influence a jury and homosexual behavior is still condemned by some as "unnatural," it is worth asking: is our legal system really governed by the power of reason? Or do we allow a primitive human emotion, disgust, to guide us in our lawmaking? In Objection, psychologists Debra Lieberman and Carlton Patrick examine disgust and its impact on the legal system to show why the things that we find stomach-turning so often become the things that we render unlawful. Shedding light on the evolutionary and psychological origins of disgust, the authors reveal how ancient human intuitions about what is safe to eat or touch, or who would make an advantageous mate, have become co-opted by moral systems designed to condemn behavior and identify groups of people ripe for marginalization. Over time these moral stances have made their way into legal codes, and disgust has thereby served as the impetus for laws against behaviors almost universally held to be "disgusting" (corpse desecration, bestiality) - and as the implicit justification for more controversial prohibitions (homosexuality, use of pornography). Written with a critical eye on current events, Lieberman and Patrick build a case for a more reasoned approach to lawmaking in a system that often confuses "gross" with "wrong."

Noback's Human Nervous System, Seventh Edition

Noback's Human Nervous System, Seventh Edition

Structure and Function

  • Author: Norman L. Strominger,Robert J. Demarest,Lois B. Laemle
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 1617797790
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 469
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With this seventh edition, Noback’s Human Nervous System: Structure and Function continues to combine clear prose with exceptional original illustrations that provide a concise lucid depiction of the human nervous system. The book incorporates recent advances in neurobiology and molecular biology. Several chapters have been substantially revised. These include Development and Growth, Blood Circulation and Imaging, Cranial Nerves and Chemical Senses, Auditory and Vestibular Systems, Visual System, and Cerebral Cortex. Topics such as neural regeneration, plasticity and brain imaging are discussed. Each edition of The Human Nervous System has featured a set of outstanding illustrations drawn by premier medical artist Robert J. Demarest. Many of the figures from past editions have been modified and/or enhanced by the addition of color, which provides a more detailed visualization of the nervous system. Highly praised in its earlier versions, this new edition offers medical, dental, allied health science and psychology students a readily understandable and organized view of the bewilderingly complex awe-inspiring human nervous system. Its explanatory power and visual insight make this book an indispensable source of quick understanding that readers will consult gratefully again and again.

Human Evolution and Culture

Human Evolution and Culture

Highlights of Anthropology

  • Author: Melvin R. Ember,Carol R. Ember,Peter N. Peregrine
  • Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed
  • ISBN: 020592140X
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 528
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This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. A Brief Empirical Introduction to the Four Fields of Anthropology Human Evolution and Culture presents the highlights of the popular Anthropology, 13th edition by the same author team. It provides students with an empirical introduction to the four fields of anthropology, and helps them understand humans in all their variety - and why such variety exists. Its four sections introduce students to 1) anthropology, 2) the biological and cultural evolution of humans, 3) cultural variation, and 4) how anthropology can be applied beyond academia. This new 7th edition places an increased emphasis on immigration, migration and globalization. Additionally, the size of the book (19 chapters) makes it useful for quarter courses, as well as for courses that encourage a lot of supplemental reading. Teaching and Learning Experience Personalize Learning - MyAnthroLab delivers proven results in helping students succeed, provides engaging experiences that personalize learning, and comes from a trusted partner with educational expertise and a deep commitment to helping students and instructors achieve their goals. Improve Critical Thinking – Throughout each chapter in Human Evolution and Culture there are a number of critical thinking questions to encourage students to examine their assumptions, discern hidden values, evaluate evidence, assess their conclusions, and more! Engage Students – Along with a detailed summary, each chapter ends with a listing of new terms that have been introduced; helping students to engage in major concepts and findings. Support Instructors - Teaching your course just got easier! You can create a Customized Text or use our Instructor’s Manual, Electronic “MyTest” Test Bank or PowerPoint Presentation Slides. Additionally, the size of the book (19 chapters) makes it useful for quarter courses, as well as for courses that encourage a lot of supplemental reading. Note: MyAnthroLab does not come automatically packaged with this text. To purchase MyAnthroLab, please visit www.MyAnthroLab.com or you can purchase a valuepack of the text + MyAnthroLab (VP ISBN-10: 0205201172, VP ISBN-13: 9780205201174)

The Changing Earth: Exploring Geology and Evolution

The Changing Earth: Exploring Geology and Evolution

  • Author: James S. Monroe,Reed Wicander
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • ISBN: 1285981383
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 736
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THE CHANGING EARTH: EXPLORING GEOLOGY AND EVOLUTION, Seventh Edition, is a member of a rare breed of texts written specifically for courses covering both physical and historical geology. Three interrelated themes (plate tectonics, organic evolution, and geologic time) help students understand that Earth is a complex, integrated, and continually changing system. In the new edition authors James S. Monroe and Reed Wicander integrate new content emphasizing the economic impacts of geology. Topics such as fracking, nuclear waste, and the threat of earthquakes are covered in new Geo-Impact boxes that stress real-world applications. Lauded for their clear writing style, the authors go beyond simply explaining geology and its processes; rather, they place that knowledge within the context of human experience by consistently emphasizing relevance, resources, and the environment. New Global Geoscience Watch activities help students learn how to use an extensive database of articles on geology that are updated several times a day and are available exclusively for users of this book. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Human Heredity: Principles and Issues, Updated Edition

Human Heredity: Principles and Issues, Updated Edition

  • Author: Michael Cummings
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • ISBN: 0495113085
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 512
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This Updated 7th edition features a new section, Genetic Control, at the end of the text. This section complements Cummings' coverage with a series of cases from noted medical ethicist, Dr. Ronald Munson, which investigate the issues surrounding the stem-cell debate, genetic counseling, genetic testing and reproductive decisions, and gene therapy. These cases are reinforced with original readings from other noted geneticists, ethicists, and medical policy makers. The result is a text that will draw students into the most current research in genetics and educate them on the latest challenges facing physicians, researchers, and society. Instructors will find this Seventh Edition of HUMAN HEREDITY current, clear, and complemented by an amazing array of technology for students and instructors. Additional student support includes Human GeneticsNow, a password-protected website integrated with the Seventh Edition that provides students with access to diagnostic Pre-Tests and Post-Tests for each chapter. It automatically generates customized learning plans for students, directing them to text information and ancillaries that help them master specific concepts. Active Figures in the text, indicated by a media icon, have corresponding narrated animations on the Human GeneticsNow site that are included in the customized Learning Plan along with additional animations and media assets. For instructors, a Multimedia Manager provides all of the art and photos from the text in PowerPoint form, and, lectures can be further enhanced by using animations and videos on human heredity topics. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.