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Human Evolution and Culture, CourseSmart eTextbook, 7th Edition

By Carol R. Ember, Melvin R. Ember, Peter N. Peregrine

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Jan 4, 2012

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For one semester/quarter introductory courses in General Anthropology (Four Fields).


This book presents the highlights of the popular Anthropology, 12th edition by the same author team. 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.


This text provides students with a comprehensive and scientific introduction to the four fields of anthropology and helps students understand humans in all their variety and why such variety exists. This new edition places an increased emphasis on immigration, migration and globalization.


The four sections of the text introduce students to anthropology, address the biological and cultural evolution of humans, introduce students to cultural variation, and show how anthropology can be applied beyond academia.

Table of Contents


About the Authors   

Part I  Introduction

Chapter 1      The Importance of Anthropology   
Chapter 2      Research Methods in Anthropology

Part II  Human Evolution: Biological and Cultural

Chapter 3      Genetics and Evolution   
Chapter 4      Human Variation and Adaptation   
Chapter 5      Primates: Present and Past   
Chapter 6      The First Hominids and the Emergence of Homo   
Chapter 7      The Emergence of Homo sapiens   
Chapter 8      Food Production and the Rise of States   


Part III  Cultural Variation

Chapter 9   Culture and Culture Change  
Chapter 10  Language and Communication   
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

Part IV  Using Anthropology

Chapter 18  Global Problems   
Chapter 19  Applied and Practicing Anthropology   




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Human Evolution and Culture, CourseSmart eTextbook, 7th Edition
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$56.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-205-23243-7