Robert Jurmain received an A. He taught at San Jose State University from to and is now professor emeritus. During his teaching career, he taught courses in all major branches of physical anthropology, including osteology and human evolution, with the greatest concentration in general education teaching for introductory students. His research interests are skeletal biology of humans and non-human primates, paleopathology, and paleoanthropology. Lynn Kilgore earned her Ph.
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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Other editions. Enlarge cover. Error rating book. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Introduction to Physical Anthropology by Robert Jurmain ,. Lynn Kilgore. Russell L. Wenda Trevathan. With a focus on the big picture of human evolution, the text helps students master the basic principles of the subject and arrive at an understanding of the human species and its place in the biological world.
This book continues to keep pace with changes in the field by including thorough coverage of cutting-edge advances in molecular biology and genomics, expanded material on modern human biology, and the latest in new fossil finds.
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Without fossils, our speculations would be completely hollow. Yes, some of the timelines need tweaking, and you'll find no mention of more recent discoveries like Homo floresiensis or Homo luzonensis, but this is still the fascinating and enlightening stuff that made me want to attend college in the first place.
Finished part one of my Anthropology classes, this is a pretty good textbook, easy to understand. 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.
A very interesting textbook for anthropology. Now if only I had time to take a class View 2 comments. 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. Nov 10, Byrd Alyssa rated it liked it Shelves: anthropology , mynkind , nonfiction , reference.
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.
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.
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Introduction to Physical Anthropology
Robert Jurmain received an A. He taught at San Jose State University from to and is now professor emeritus. During his teaching career, he taught courses in all major branches of physical anthropology, including osteology and human evolution, with the greatest concentration in general education teaching for introductory students. His research interests are skeletal biology of humans and non-human primates, paleopathology, and paleoanthropology.
Introduction to Physical Anthropology, Edition. With a focus on the big picture of human evolution, the book helps readers master the basic principles of the subject and arrive at an understanding of the human species and its place in the biological world. This book continues to keep pace with changes in the field, with new material on genetic technology and other topics reflecting recent scientific findings. In this edition, the unifying concept of our connection to all life has been integrated as a framework for presenting the material throughout the text. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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