Evolution and Prehistory: The Human Challenge (10th Edition) by William A. Haviland, Dana Walrath, Harald E. L. Prins, Bunny

By William A. Haviland, Dana Walrath, Harald E. L. Prins, Bunny McBride

Supplying compelling pictures, attractive examples, and choose experiences by means of anthropologists in a number of destinations worldwide, Haviland, Walrath, Prins and McBride current evolution and prehistory in brilliant, available phrases, and reveal how the sector is proper to knowing the advanced global round you. You'll have the ability to discover the several methods people face the problem of life; know about the relationship among biology and tradition during human evolutionary heritage in addition to in shaping modern human biology, ideals, and behaviour; and spot the effect of globalization at the persevered survival of our species and planet.

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To reduce illegal traffic, several European countries have enacted policies that assume that any individual who is “brain dead” is automatically an organ donor unless the person has “opted out” ahead of time. A practice like organ transplantation can exist only if it fits with cultural beliefs about death and the human body. The North American and European view—that the body is a machine that can be repaired much like a car— makes a practice like organ transplantation acceptable. But this is not the view shared by all societies.

Readings and Case Studies Classic and Contemporary Readings in Physical Anthropology, edited by M. K. Sandford with Eileen M. Jackson This highly accessible reader emphasizes science— its principles and methods—as well as the historical development of physical anthropology and the Preface xxix applications of new technology to the discipline. The editors provide an introduction to the reader as well as a brief overview of the article so students know what to look for. Each article also includes discussion questions and Internet resources.

Integral to all the anthropological fields, the concept of culture might be considered anthropology’s distinguishing feature. After all, a biological anthropologist is distinct from a biologist primarily because he or she takes culture into account. Cultural anthropologists may study the legal, medical, economic, political, or religious system of a given society, knowing that all aspects of the culture interrelate as part of a unified whole. They may focus on divisions in a society—such as by gender, age, or class—factors we will explore in depth later in this text.

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