Introduction to Physical Anthropology 2011-2012 Edition

Introduction to Physical Anthropology 2011-2012 Edition

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INTRODUCTION TO PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY 2011-2012 continues to present the most up-to-date and balanced, comprehensive introduction to the field, combining an engaging writing style and compelling visual content to bring the study of physical anthropology to life for todaya€™s students. 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, primatology, key fossil discoveries, and modern human biology. A new Conclusion: Why it Matters, drives home the importance of understanding human evolution and the incredible impact our species has had, and will continue to have, on the environment and all life forms on this planet. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.Due to electronic rights, some third party content may be suppressed from the eBook and/or eChapter(s). ... For example, in 1977, geneticists recognized that during protein synthesis, the initially formed mRNA molecule contains many more ... are now using microsatellite variation for all kinds of research, from tracing migrations of populations to paternity testing in nonhuman primates. ... One answer is that some microsatellites influence the activities of protein coding DNA sequences.

Title:Introduction to Physical Anthropology 2011-2012 Edition
Author:Robert Jurmain, Lynn Kilgore, Wenda Trevathan, Russell Ciochon
Publisher:Cengage Learning - 2011-02-17


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