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The Essence of Anthropology

3.48  ·  Rating Details ·  56 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
Haviland et al. present anthropology from a holistic, four-field perspective using three unifying themes to provide a framework for the text: the varied ways human groups face the many challenges of existence, the connections between human culture and human biology, and the disparate impact of globalization on peoples and cultures around the world. Between the superlative ...more
Paperback, 396 pages
Published July 3rd 2006 by Wadsworth Publishing Company
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Amber Cox
May 05, 2015 Amber Cox rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was the textbook I used for my Anth 1000 course. It gives a great overview of general anthropology and is easily readable in one semester (for those 2 students who actually do all the reading!). The only thing I would add is a little more history of anthropology - preferably a whole chapter.
Joy Richardson
May 02, 2012 Joy Richardson rated it did not like it
Undoubtedly the most mundane textbook I have ever read in my entire life.
Joe Iacovino
Mar 20, 2011 Joe Iacovino rated it liked it
This book is an easy read with some very interesting asides in the "Bio-cultural connection" sections. The reviewer who simply didn't like his anthropology class most likely didn't even read this book.
Michael
Nov 05, 2011 Michael rated it liked it
I was rating this book based on the subject matter it would be 2 stars. This one earns 3 stars from me because the authors did a good job of including photos and stories to help illustrate the otherwise dull material.
Kayla
Jul 20, 2013 Kayla rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: college-books
-Lots of photos and graphics to help explain the subject matter
-Power points that go along with the book
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Dec 06, 2013 Brian rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Anthropology is interesting I guess. The class was hella easy tho.
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Just terrible, but I don't think I like anthropology even a little bit, so I'm biased!
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