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Essentials Of Physical Anthropology

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Offering an overview of physical anthropology, this text introduces the study of evolutionary theory, non-human primates, human evolution, human behavior, and human diversity. It includes discussions of genetic research, primate behavior, paleoanthropology, and paleopathology. Annotation c. Book Ne
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Published January 1st 2001 by Wadsworth Publishing Company (first published 1995)
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This book was assigned for a college level physical anthropology class but is written for a fairly uninformed ninth grader in my opinion. It was pretty boring and basic and had a good handful of scientific inaccuracies.
I was assigned the 7th edition for a physical anthropology class at a community college. I didn't LOVE it, and I found some of the claims made to be unsubstantiated, but it was a pretty interesting read. It was way better than the last anthro book I had to read--ugh!! I don't remember what the title of it was but this one was way better.
Jun 19, 2008 Lizzy rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Anthropology Buffs
Shelves: non-fiction, own-it
Okay, so I didn't exactly read this book for fun...initially. It was a book I had to have for a class, but it's a reference book that I go back to a lot. And, it was one book and one class I never complained about having to read or do work for.
I had to read this book for a 1st year university anthropology class. It is a great read and also has a DVD that goes with it. Very informative....too bad I didn't do that good in the class! lol
I've read the 7th edition 3 times and it'll be a 4th shortly. I actually quite enjoy it. It's for uni of course. But it's a subject I love so who cares. Great summary of palaeoanthropology.
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"Well-balanced" may not take into account some bias on Jurmain's part, but at least it was humorous... for a textbook.
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