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Anthropology For Dummies
0470279664|9780470279663. Anthropology For Dummies published in the year 2008 was published by For Dummies. The author of this book is M. Cameron. We have a dedicated page displaying collection of M. Cameron books here. This is the Paperback version of the title "Anthropology For Dummies " and have around pp. 360 pages. Anthropology For Dummies is currently Available with...more
Paperback, 384 pages
Published August 8th 2008 by John Wiley & Sons
(first published January 1st 2008)
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The book I read to research this post was Anthropology For Dummies by Cameron M Smith which is a very good book which I bought from kindle. This book is an introduction to the subject of anthropology and tries to demystify what is often considered a difficult subject. As with a lot of for dummies books it does a good job in that respect. In the old days anthropology was a bit of a quack subject carried out by a few eccentrics and often they were what we call social darwinists and didn't respect...more
This book was brilliant in helping me pass the General Anthropology DSST. It was terrible for everything else. Although this book was well-written and it presents its information in an easy-to-understand way, evolutionary theory was presented as fact and several derogatory statements were made about religion, Christianity, and Intelligent Design. Oh, well. At least I passed the test, but this is not a book that I would chose to read again.
The study of humanity - to understand ourselves better - to try and not repeat the mistakes of the past - a fascinating and well-written primer - hopefully the insights the field has gleaned will help in my continued evolution as a person of the world : )
Very much worth my time. I needed a foundation to build on, and this book provided it, with some good doses of humor along the way. Some people take offense at the titles of these books. I think that's their loss. I like humor, myself.