Anthropology by Carol R. EmberAnthropology by Carol R. Ember


byCarol R. Ember, Melvin R. Ember, Peter N. Peregrine

Paperback | September 7, 2014

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Explains how and why human cultures vary so greatly across space and time


Anthropology, provides students with a comprehensive and scientific introduction to the holistic four fields of anthropology and the important role of applied anthropology. Readers will understand humans in all their variety, and why such variety exists. It also show students how anthropological skill sets can be applied beyond academia. The fourteenth edition places an increased emphasis on new explanations and the necessity to evaluate these new explanations logically as well as on the basis of the available evidence.


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Carol R. Ember started at Antioch College as a chemistry major. She began taking social science courses because some were required, but she soon found herself intrigued. There were lots of questions without answers, and she became excited about the possibility of a research career in social science. She spent a year in graduate school...
Title:AnthropologyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:688 pages, 10.8 × 8.4 × 1.2 inPublished:September 7, 2014Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0205957188

ISBN - 13:9780205957187

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Table of Contents

I) Brief Table of Contents



Chapter 1: What Is Anthropology?

Chapter 2: Research Methods in Anthropology


Chapter 3: Genetics and Evolution

Chapter 4: Human Variation and Adaptation

Chapter 5: Primates

Chapter 6: The First Hominins


Chapter 7: The Origins of Culture and the Emergence of Homo

Chapter 8: The Emergence of Homo sapiens

Chapter 9: The Upper Paleolithic World T

Chapter 10: Origins of Food Production and Settled Life

Chapter 11: Origins of Cities and States


Chapter 12: Culture and Culture Change

Chapter 13: Chapter 9: Culture and the Individual

Chapter 14: Communication and Language

Chapter 15: Getting Food

Chapter 16: Economic Systems

Chapter 17: Social Stratification: Class, Ethnicity, and Racism

Chapter 18: Sex, Gender, and Culture

Chapter 19: Marriage and the Family

Chapter 20: Marital Residence and Kinship

Chapter 21: Associations and Interest Groups

Chapter 22: Political Life: Social Order and Disorder

Chapter 23: Religion and Magic

Chapter 24: The Arts


Chapter 25: Practicing and Applying Anthropology

Chapter 26: Health and Illness

Chapter 27: Global Problems