The Human Species: An Introduction to Biological Anthropology by John H. RelethfordThe Human Species: An Introduction to Biological Anthropology by John H. Relethford

The Human Species: An Introduction to Biological Anthropology

byJohn H. Relethford

Paperback | May 1, 2012

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In its ninth edition, The Human Species continues to provide a comprehensive approach to biological anthropology, especially the relationship between biology and culture, behavior in an evolutionary context, and humans as a species within the primate order. With its lively narrative and emphasis on the most current topics and findings in the field, The Human Species explores the major questions that concern biological anthropologists about our species.
Title:The Human Species: An Introduction to Biological AnthropologyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:10 × 8 × 0.65 inPublished:May 1, 2012Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0078034981

ISBN - 13:9780078034985

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Table of Contents


Introduction: Anthropology and Biological Anthropology

Part I Evolutionary Background

1Science and Evolution

2Human Genetics

3The Forces of Evolution

4The Evolution and Classification of Species

Part II Our Place in Nature

5The Primates

6Primate Behavior and Ecology

7The Human Species

Part III Our Origins

8The Fossil Record

9Primate Origins and Evolution

10The First Hominins

11The Origin of the Genus Homo

12The Evolution of Archaic Humans

13The Origin of Modern Humans

Part IV Our Diversity

14Race and Human Variation

15Recent Human Evolution

16Human Biocultural Adaptation

17The Biological Impact of Agriculture and Civilization

Epilogue The Future of Our Species

Appendix 1: Cell Biology

Appendix 2: Skeletal Biology: Forensic Anthropology and Bioarchaeology