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Global Understanding through Anthropology
Anthropology: A Global Perspective connects readers with other cultures and helps them understand diversity in our modern, globalized world. The text explores current and classical research from all four subfields of anthropology–biological, cultural, linguistic, and archeological–to shape a comprehensive view of humanity.
The Eighth Edition uses a comparative approach in both its examination of facts and its tie to other fields of study. The text centers around three major themes to make material that spans across time and discipline accessible to audiences. Through critical thinking, competing hypotheses, and an in-depth examination of specific data, Anthropology: A Global Perspective introduces readers to the many complex facets of human nature.
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"Human Origins 101" enables students and the general public to understand the basic concepts underlying our knowledge of our evolution as a species. This small volume covers:
; A brief history of paleoanthropology, and the discovery of human's place in nature
; Evolution and the Origin of Life
; Clues to human origins from genetics
; The fossil and archaeological records
; The distinctive traits that makes us human
; The diversity of modern humans
With a bibliography, glossary, and discussion of hoaxes, fringe theories, and hot-button issues, "Human Origins 101" provides the perfect starting point for anyone wishing to understand how scientists know how humans evolved.
Traveling back almost eight million years to our earliest primate relatives, Evolution: The Human Story charts the development of our species from tree-dwelling primates to modern humans. Evidence for the earliest primates goes back an astonishing 60 million years, but it was around seven million years ago that some apes started walking on two legs. This was the first sign of human-ness, of a lineage that would teeter on the brink of extinction several times, but would then go on to survive and prosper, providing the ancestors of a species that would eventually colonize every continent of the world except Antarctica-Homo sapiens.
Evolution: The Human Story investigates each of our ancestors in detail and in context, from the anatomy of their bones to the environment they lived in. Study of their fossil bones reveals what they ate, how they moved, and even what diseases they had to contend with, while environmental archaeology paints a picture of the world they inhabited. Add to this picture finds such as stone tools, bone and stone carvings, and early art, and Evolution: The Human Story takes on a depth and fascination that is hard to resist.
Pat Rice, a recipient of AAA’s Outstanding Teacher Award and past-president of the General Anthropology Division of AAA, and Norah Moloney, an experienced professor and active archaeologist, present the material in a clear, refreshing, and straightforward writing style.