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Our Origins: Discovering Physical Anthropology
Author Clark Larsen, a leading figure in the field and a teacher at The Ohio State University, knows firsthand the level of detail that students need to grasp the major concepts. With even more of the unparalleled art and thoughtful pedagogy found in the First Edition, coverage of the latest discoveries and theories, and expanded treatment of several key topics, Our Origin ...more
Paperback, 542 pages
Published December 15th 2010 by W. W. Norton & Company
(first published March 1st 2008)
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A beautiful textbook! Wonderful, updated information and gorgeous graphics. This book truly helped me understand the world of Anthropology as we know it today. I gained a deeper interest in the course and a passion for the material provided. I highly recommend this for any Anthro teachers, students, or those that are just plain curious.
I read this as a textbook for a Human Origins class I took this summer and it was one of the more well-written and enjoyable textbooks that I've read. Despite containing a great deal of human history in it's contents, the author's writing style was clear and alive rather than dry and boring. Every now and then they slip in an anecdote about their field work which, I felt, added a little more reality and credibility. It reminded me that the work is still ongoing for information about the origins ...more
Dec 16, 2016 Dejanira Dawn rated it it was amazing · review of another edition
Recommends it for: College
Loved this textbook and this class. I think I may just want to buy the new edition that's coming out next year xD. Its a binder book(3 holes) so I cant trade it back in but honestly, I wasn't planning on it! ...more