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- Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 224.99
An account of the fossil skull anatomy and evolutionary significance of the 3.6-3.0 million-year-old early human species Australopithecus afarensis, this text details the comparative anatomy of the new skull and other finds recovered at Hadar. It analyzes the creatures evolutionary significance in the context of other discoveries of early humans. more...
- McGraw-Hill Education 2005; US$ 47.00
Examines - concepts of culture; medical systems; patient's experience of illness and treatment; and other topics. This book includes examples of particular health problems, such as HIV and malaria, which show how an anthropological approach can contribute to a better understanding of health and illness. more...
- Springer-Verlag New York Inc 2006; US$ 129.00
Surveys psychological and behavioral phenomena in native context in various developing and developed countries, with focus on Asia. This work clarifies culture-specific concepts (such as paternalism and the Japanese concept of amae), and models integrative methods of study. It aims to dispel typical misconceptions about the field and its goals. more...
- Allen & Unwin 2000; US$ 25.44
Develops the suggestion that ideas can be transmitted across societies and generations and are subject to natural selection in the same way as are physical characteristics, a concept first proposed by Richard Dawkins in The Selfish Gene . more...
- Springer 2007; US$ 129.00
Presents research by leading scientists re-examining the major debates in Neanderthal research with the use of methods and theoretical approaches. This book addresses topics that include the re-evaluation of Neanderthal anatomy, inferred adaptations and habitual activities, developmental patterns, phylogenetic relationships, and more. more...
- University of California Press 2008; US$ 15.95
The essays in this volume reflect on the nature of subjectivity in the diverse places where anthropologists work at the beginning of the twenty-first century. Contributors explore everyday modes of social and psychological experience, the constitution of the subject, and forms of subjection that shape the lives of Basque youth, Indonesian artists,... more...
- Springer 2007; US$ 129.00
This volume brings together faunal analysts working at many sites spanning the East African Pliocene. Although most chapters focus on the vertebrate fauna of particular localities, authors take a broad approach that seeks to compare paleoenvironmental and paleoecological patterns across localities and among various taxonomic groups. This volume aims... more...
- Oxford University Press, UK 2007; US$ 35.00
This book is intended as a comprehensive overview of hominid evolution, synthesising data and approaches from physical anthropology, genetics, archaeology, psychology and philosophy. Human evolution courses are now widespread and this book has the potential to satisfy the requirements of most, particularly at the advanced undergraduate and graduate... more...
- Oxford University Press, UK 2005; US$ 9.99
This Very Short Introduction traces the history of paleoanthropology from its beginnings in the eighteenth century to the very latest fossil finds. Bernard Wood shows how evidence from both fossils and the Human Genome Project can explain where modern-day humans fit into the Tree of Life. - ;This Very Short Introduction traces the history of paleoanthropology... more...