How Humans Evolved, 9th Edition

ISBN: 9780393533156

How Humans Evolved has long been the #1 text for helping students understand the most exciting research in biological anthropology. In the Ninth Edition, new contributing author Kevin Langergraber makes the discipline’s newest frontier – ancient and contemporary DNA research – accessible and relevant to students. Further new coverage of important recent fossil discoveries, modern human behaviour, and race ensure the text continues inspiring students to think critically about the key developments driving the field today.

Features

  • The most authoritative presentation of biological anthropology’s sub-fields: How Humans Evolved’s emphasis on providing clear and contemporary introductions to all parts of the discipline. The Ninth Edition features the most up-to-date presentation of the fossil record, as well as thoroughly revised chapters on behaviour and culture. And it remains the only book with four full chapters on primates, including primate intelligence and cooperation, to help students better understand humans in a primate context.
  • The exciting frontier of evolutionary genetics, made relevant and accessible: New contributing author Kevin Langergraber, who specialises in ancient DNA and quantitative genetics, provides exceptionally clear coverage of the most current genetic research and why it matters.
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 BEHAVIOR
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 and Variation
Chapter 15. Evolution and Human Behaviour
Chapter 16. Culture, Cooperation, and Human Uniqueness

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