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The Essence of Anthropology
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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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.