Human Evolution And Culture: Highlights Of Anthropology by Carol R. EmberHuman Evolution And Culture: Highlights Of Anthropology by Carol R. Ember

Human Evolution And Culture: Highlights Of Anthropology

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

Paperback | September 24, 2014

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Presents A Brief Empirical Introduction to the Four Fields of Anthropology


Human Evolution and Culture presents the highlights of the popular Anthropology, 14th edition by the same author team. This brief introduction presents readers with the four fields of anthropology, helping them to understand humans and all their variety. Students will gain a deeper understanding of 1) anthropology, 2) the biological and cultural evolution of humans, 3) cultural variation, and 4) how anthropology can be applied beyond academia. The new 8th edition includes expanded focus on environmental issues. 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.


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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:Human Evolution And Culture: Highlights Of AnthropologyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:560 pages, 10.9 × 8.6 × 1 inPublished:September 24, 2014Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0205999328

ISBN - 13:9780205999323

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Table of Contents

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 and the Emergence of Homo

Chapter 7: The Emergence of Homo sapiens and the Upper Paleolithic World

Chapter 8: Food Production and the Rise of States

Chapter 9: Culture and Culture Change

Chapter 10: Communication and Language

Chapter 11: Economics

Chapter 12: Social Stratification: Class, Ethnicity, and Racism

Chapter 13: Sex and Gender

Chapter 14: Marriage, Family, and Kinship

Chapter 15: Political Life

Chapter 16: Religion and Magic

Chapter 17: The Arts

Chapter 18: Global Problems

Chapter 19: Practicing and Applying Anthropology