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Human Evolution : an Introduction to Man's Adaptations.

Author: Bernard Campbell
Publisher: London : Taylor and Francis, 2017.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Fourth editionView all editions and formats
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"In this new fourth edition, Campbell has revised and updated his classic introduction to the field. Human Evolution synthesizes the major findings of modern research and theory and presents a complete and integrated account of the evolution of human beings. New developments in microbiology and recent fossil records are incorporated into the enormous range of this volume, with the resulting text as lucid and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Bernard Campbell
ISBN: 9780203789537 0203789539
OCLC Number: 1014350775
Description: 1 online resource : text file, PDF
Contents: Chapter 1 INTRODUCTION --
chapter 2 EVOLUTION AND ENVIRONMENT --
chapter 3 MAMMALS: PROGRESS IN HOMEOSTASIS --
chapter 4 THE PRIMATE RADIATION --
chapter 5 THE FOSSIL EVIDENCE: THE HOMINIDAE --
chapter 6 BODY STRUCTURE AND POSTURE --
chapter 7 LOCOMOTION AND THE HINDLIMB --
chapter 8 MANIPULATION AND THE FORELIMB --
chapter 9 THE HEAD: FUNCTION AND STRUCTURE --
chapter 10 FEEDING, ECOLOGY, AND BEHAVIOR --
chapter 11 REPRODUCTION, SOCIAL STRUCTURE, AND THE FAMILY --
chapter 13 HUMAN EVOLUTION.

Abstract:

"In this new fourth edition, Campbell has revised and updated his classic introduction to the field. Human Evolution synthesizes the major findings of modern research and theory and presents a complete and integrated account of the evolution of human beings. New developments in microbiology and recent fossil records are incorporated into the enormous range of this volume, with the resulting text as lucid and comprehensive as earlier editions. The fourth edition retains the thematic structure and organization of the third, with its cogent treatment of human variability and speciation, primate locomotion, and nonverbal communication and the evolution of language, supported by more than 150 detailed illustrations and an expanded and updated glossary and bibliography. As in prior editions, the book treats evolution as a concomitant development of the main behavioral and functional complexes of the genus Homo- among them motor control and locomotion, mastication and digestion, the senses and reproduction. It analyzes each complex in terms of its changing function, and continually stresses how the separate complexes evolve interdependently over the long course of the human journey. All these aspects are placed within the context of contemporary evolutionary and genetic theory, analyses of the varied extensions of the fossil record, and contemporary primatology and comparative morphology. The result is a primary text for undergraduate and graduate courses, one that will also serve as required reading for anthropologists, biologists, and nonspecialists with an interest in human evolution."--Provided by publisher.
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