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Essentials Of Physical Anthropology
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
Published January 1st 2001 by Wadsworth Publishing Company
(first published 1995)
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Apr 30, 2012 Meherin rated it 2 of 5 stars · review of another edition
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
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.