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Intro Physical Anthropology.

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Jurmain's best-selling text provides you with the course content you need to help you pass your biological/physical anthropology course. Through clear discussions that move from 'description' to interpretation, compelling visual content, cutting-edge research, and interactive multimedia, you'll discover life's history and the place of human beings in the biological world.

Paperback, 566 pages
Published June 1st 1962 by West Publishing Company
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Rachelckelly
Jan 18, 2009 Rachelckelly rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I purchased this book years ago for an introductory class and have since found it to be a living room mainstay and chief source of curious information. Beyond a great basic textbook, if you find yourself interested in the approximate chronology of the emergence of modern day man or hypothesizing what color eyes your kids are likely to have, this book is fascinating and sans usual haughty textbook syntax.
Byrd Alyssa
A good primer on biological anthropology, this is an easy read relative to the subject matter. Great images and helpful diagrams regarding the different eras and epochs of evolution make it particularly easy to follow. Unfortunately this edition is already out of date bc of the new understandings regarding ardipithecus ramidus which were not yet published at the time of this printing.
Scott
A large amount of chronological information about humans and their animal counterparts from a scientific perspective. Lots of descriptions, tables of information, long scientific names, examples, and theories on the puzzle of evolution.
Christa
Aug 18, 2009 Christa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I include this because I read the whole fucking thing this semester, and because it's pretty good as far as textbooks go. I liked the subject quite a bit and the book was engaging and refreshing.
Sophia
Aug 02, 2011 Sophia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was the text used when I was an undergraduate and took Introduction to Human Evolution. It is a great resource and one I sometimes go back to when I forget something.
Benjamin Plume
Jul 30, 2011 Benjamin Plume rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very useful collection of info. I use it as a reference sometimes still, although usually just to settle an argument or nagging question.
Beth
Feb 13, 2009 Beth rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Finished part one of my Anthropology classes, this is a pretty good textbook, easy to understand.
Cottageunderhill
A very interesting textbook for anthropology. Now if only I had time to take a class...
Tyas
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'What is human?' This is a book that helps you find the answer.
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