Introduction to Physical Anthropology

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Thomson/Wadsworth, 2005 - 539 pagina's
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This mainstream, full-color physical anthropology text is the best-selling text in the market! While it continues to present a comprehensive, well-balanced introduction to the field of physical anthropology, this is a major revision and the book has shifted emphases in critical areas of biology, including molecular biology and genetics, to reflect the field as it stands today. Now, as a Media Edition, INTRODUCTION TO PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY automatically comes with the new BASIC GENETICS CD which responds to growing interest in genetic variation driven by advances in molecular biology enhance.

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Robert Jurmain received an A.B. in Anthropology from UCLA and a Ph.D. in Biological Anthropology from Harvard. He taught at San Jose State University from 1975 to 2004 and is now Professor Emeritus. During his teaching career, he taught courses in all major branches of physical anthropology, including osteology and human evolution, with the greatest concentration in general education teaching for introductory students. His research interests are skeletal biology of humans and non-human primates, paleopathology, and paleoanthropology. In addition to his three textbooks, which together have appeared in 30 editions, he is the author of STORIES FROM THE SKELETON: BEHAVIORAL RECONSTRUCTION IN HUMAN OSTEOLOGY (1999, Gordon Breach Publishers), as well as numerous articles in research journals.

Lynn Kilgore earned her Ph.D. from the University of Colorado, Boulder, where she now holds an affiliate faculty position. Her primary research interests are osteology and paleopathology. She has taught numerous undergraduate and graduate courses in human osteology, primate behavior, human heredity and evolution, and general physical anthropology. Her research focuses on developmental defects as well as on disease and trauma in human and great ape skeletons.

Wenda Trevathan is a biological anthropologist whose research concerns aspects of human reproduction including childbirth, maternal behavior, sexuality, menopause and evolutionary medicine. She earned her Ph.D. from the University of Colorado in 1980 and has been a professor at New Mexico State University since 1983. She is the recipient of the Margaret Mead Award from the American Anthropological Association/Society for Applied Anthropology (1990). She is the author of Human Birth: An Evolutionary Perspective (1987) and co-edited the book Evolutionary Medicine published by Oxford University Press in 1999. She teaches Introduction to Physical Anthropology, Nutritional Anthropology, Medical Anthropology, Anthropology of the Life Course, and Human Evolution.

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