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Introduction to Physical Anthropology, 2013-2014 Edition, 14th Edition

  • Robert Jurmain Professor Emeritus, San Jose State University
  • Lynn Kilgore University of Colorado, Boulder
  • Wenda Trevathan New Mexico State University
  • Russell L. Ciochon University of Iowa
  • ISBN-10: 1285061977  |  ISBN-13: 9781285061979
  • 576 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2012, 2010, 2008
  • © 2014 | Published
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Overview

INTRODUCTION TO PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY 2013-2014 Edition continues to present the most up-to-date, balanced, and comprehensive introduction to the field, combining an engaging writing style and compelling visual content to bring the study of physical anthropology to life for today's students. With a focus on the big picture of human evolution, the text helps students master the basic principles of the subject and arrive at an understanding of the human species and its place in the biological world. This book continues to keep pace with changes in the field, with new material on genetic technology and other topics reflecting recent scientific findings. In this edition, the unifying concept of our "connection" to all life has been integrated as a framework for presenting the material throughout the text. To further reinforce this central focus, each chapter now opens with a pedagogical aid that clearly shows students the biological connections as they are organized within and between chapters. Available with InfoTrac® Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac.

Features and Benefits

  • This proven text helps students think critically and master basic principles in biology and evolutionary theory to arrive at an understanding of the human species and its place in the biological world.
  • A connections graphic at the beginning of each chapter shows the biological relationships emphasized in the chapter in the context of topics in other chapters.
  • "A Closer Look" boxes provide students with an engaging and in-depth look at some of the high-interest topics discussed within the chapter.
  • "How Do We Know?" chapter-concluding sections summarize the basic scientific information used in drawing accurate conclusions about our evolutionary history.
  • "At a Glance" boxes throughout the book briefly summarize complex or controversial material in a simple, visual fashion.
  • Critical Thinking Questions at the end of each chapter reinforce key concepts and encourage students to think critically about what they have read.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Physical Anthropology.
2. The Development of Evolutionary Theory.
3. The Biological Basis of Life.
4. Heredity and Evolution.
5. Macroevolution: Processes of Vertebrate and Mammalian Evolution.
6. Survey of the Living Primates.
7. Primate Behavior.
8. Overview of the Fossil Primates.
9. Paleoanthropology: Reconstructing Early Hominin Behavior and Ecology.
10. Hominin Origins in Africa.
11. The First Dispersal of the Genus Homo: Homo Erectus and Contemporaries.
12. Premodern Humans.
13. The Origin and Dispersal of Modern Humans.
14. Modern Human Biology: Patterns of Variation.
15. Modern Human Biology: Patterns of Adaptation.
16. Legacies of Human Evolutionary History and the Human Life Course.
17. The Human Disconnection.
Appendix A. Atlas of Primate Skeletal Anatomy.
Appendix B. Sexing and Aging the Skeleton.

What's New

  • A unifying concept of our "connection" to all life serves as the framework for presenting the material throughout the text. To further reinforce this central focus, each chapter now opens with a pedagogical aid that clearly shows students the biological connections within and between chapters.
  • Learning Objectives at the beginning of each chapter focus students' reading by listing key ideas they are expected to master.
  • A new "How Do We Know? section at the end of each chapter briefly summarizes the basic scientific information that allows physical anthropologists and other biologists to draw accurate conclusions regarding our evolutionary history.
  • To enhance and improve the flow of the material, the "New Frontiers in Research" essays between chapters have been removed and, where appropriate, incorporated into the text narrative.
  • Acknowledging the unprecedented pace of advances in genetic technology, this edition presents the most relevant new discoveries in as simple a manner as possible. The "New Frontiers" section, now in Chapter 3, "The Biological Basis of Life," includes a new discussion of the ENCODE (Encyclopedia of DNA Elements) project that involves more than 400 geneticists from around the world. This section also features an expanded discussion of regulatory DNA and types of regulatory genes to emphasize their role in evolution.
  • In response to reviewer suggestions to pare text coverage, this edition reduces the number of nonhuman primate chapters from three to two. However, all major topics have been retained and there is added material on cooperation and empathy in nonhuman primates.
  • A new concluding Chapter 17, "The Human Disconnection," focuses on another theme that runs through the book--why it is so crucial that we know and understand human evolutionary history, its impact on the world today, and how we have distanced ourselves from other living species with which we share so many connections.
  • Comprehensive updates throughout all chapters reflect additions to scientific knowledge that in many fields--such as the biological sciences--have accumulated amazingly fast.
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Meet the Author

Author Bio

Robert Jurmain

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

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

Wenda Trevathan is regents' professor (emerita) of anthropology at New Mexico State University, where she taught from 1983 to 2009. She is a biological anthropologist whose research focuses on the evolutionary and biocultural factors underlying human reproduction, including childbirth, maternal behavior, sexuality, and menopause. Her primary publications include works on the evolution of childbirth and evolutionary medicine. Her most recent book is ANCIENT BODIES, MODERN LIVES: HOW EVOLUTION HAS SHAPED WOMEN'S HEALTH (2010, Oxford University Press). She has taught courses in physical anthropology, nutritional anthropology, medical anthropology, evolutionary medicine, and anthropology of reproduction.

Russell L. Ciochon

Russell L. Ciochon is a leading paleoanthropologist specializing in primate and human evolution in Asia, as well as the geochronology of Asian Plio-Pleistocene sites. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, and teaches at the University of Iowa, Iowa City, where he is Chair of the Department of Anthropology. He teaches courses in hominin and non-human primate evolution, as well as primate behavior, ecology, and functional anatomy. Besides co-authoring more than one hundred technical articles, he has also co-written two popular books: DRAGON BONE HILL: AN ICE AGE SAGA OF HOMO ERECTUS (2004, Oxford University Press) and OTHER ORIGINS: THE SEARCH FOR THE GIANT APE IN PREHISTORY (1990, Bantam Books).