How Humans Evolved, 8th International Student Edition

ISBN: 9780393655483, 9780393289800

The most complete introduction to the science of human evolution.

With a signature blend of evolutionary theory, population genetics, and behavioral ecology, How Humans Evolved teaches the science and history behind human evolution. Thoroughly updated with coverage of recent research and new discoveries, the Eighth Edition offers the most visual, dynamic, and effective learning tools in its field.

Features

  • The most complete balance of the essential areas of the discipline: How Humans Evolved provides the most balanced overview available of physical anthropology’s four main branches: genetics, primatology, paleoanthropology, and human behaviour. In addition to offering a thorough introduction to each of these subjects, it does an exemplary job of showing how insights from each of these areas informs the others. Students receive an exceptionally well rounded understanding of how we evolved and why we are as we are today.
  • The most up-to-date coverage of key research and discoveries:The Eighth Edition features NEW and expanded coverage of exciting research and discoveries. This material highlights the most dynamic aspects of the field and will hold strong appeal for students. Major new research and discoveries include landmark advances in human genome sequencing and the Homo naledi fossils found in South Africa in 2015.
Robert Boyd
Joan B. Silk
PART ONE—HOW EVOLUTION WORKS
Chapter 1. Adaptation by Natural Selection
Chapter 2. Genetics
Chapter 3. The Modern Synthesis
Chapter 4. Speciation and Phylogeny

PART TWO—PRIMATE ECOLOGY AND BEHAVIOUR
Chapter 5. Primate Diversity and Ecology
Chapter 6. Primate Mating Systems
Chapter 7. The Evolution of Cooperation
Chapter 8. Primate Life Histories and the Evolution of Intelligence

PART THREE—THE HISTORY OF HUMAN LINEAGE
Chapter 9. From Tree Shrew to Ape
Chapter 10. The Earliest Hominins
Chapter 11. Early Homo
Chapter 12. The Neanderthals and their Contemporaries
Chapter 13. Homo sapiens and the Evolution of Modern Human Behaviour

PART FOUR—EVOLUTION AND MODERN HUMANS
Chapter 14. Human Genetics
Chapter 15. Evolution and Human Behaviour
Chapter 16. Culture, Cooperation, and Human Uniqueness

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