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Published: 11 April 2011

408 Pages | 125 colour photos, 37 figures, 11 maps, 47 tables

8.5 x 11.0 inches

ISBN: 9780195432152

Bookseller Code (06)


Introduction to Physical Anthropology

John StEckley

  • A Canadian Textbook for Canadian Students. The only 100 per cent Canadian text on the market, Introduction to Physical Anthropology draws on Canadian biographies, examples, and research throughout. Further, the relationship between Canadian anthropologists and Canadian Aboriginal peoples is explored in-depth throughout, providing relevant and interesting cases for student study.
  • Forward-looking Coverage. Stand-alone chapters on forensic anthropology and ethics, migrations, and the physical costs of agriculture combine with up-to-the-minute findings, current debates and controversies, and emerging media coverage to reflect new trends in the discipline.
  • Narrative Approach. Written in a uniquely lively and engaging style that helps students understand and absorb difficult concepts, Introduction to Physical Anthropology includes anecdotes and research stories that colour the text with personality.
  • Colourful, Eye-catching Design. A full-colour format showcases the beauty of living species and the detail of fossils to capture students' attention. Figures and maps are clear, bright, and easy to navigate.
  • Student-centred Pedagogy. Boxed features include topical case studies, 'Politics of Science' ethical dilemmas, Canadian biographies, and 'Science Gone Wrong' accounts. Teaching and test tools include a full set of review and critical thought questions, key terms, and 'Typical Student Questions' for each chapter that promote student involvement.
  • Complete ancillary package. Online supplemental material including an instructor's manual, PowerPoint slides, a test generator, and a student study guide gives students and instructors a wealth of additional learning tools.

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