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About this product
- Author(s)Jonathan Marks
- PublisherOxford University Press Inc
- Date of Publication25/11/2010
- GenreScience & Mathematics: Textbooks & Study Guides
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- First Published2010
- ImprintOxford University Press Inc
- Content Note13 illus.
- Weight430 g
- Width154 mm
- Height235 mm
- Spine15 mm
- Table Of ContentsPreface ; 1. What Is Anthropology, What Is Biological Anthropology, and Should I Be Getting Science Credit for This? (On the Philosophy of Science) ; What is Anthropology? ; The Subfields of Anthropology ; The Anthropology of Science ; The Normative View of Science: Scientific Method ; The Social Matrix of Science ; Relativizing Science ; The Origins of Anthropology ; The Origins of Physical Anthropology ; Biological Anthropology Today ; References and Further Reading ; 2. Where Did Our Scientific Ideas about Ourselves Come From? (On the History of Science) ; The Beginnings of a New View of Nature ; The Scientific Revolution ; The Decline of Degeneration ; The Anatomy of a < Pygmie> ; Biblical Fallibility, or at Least Incompleteness ; Monogenism ; Cause and Effect ; The Great Chain of Being ; Buffon's Objection to the Nested Hierarchy ; Extinction ; Natural Theology ; Uniformitarian Geology ; Adam's World ; Human Evolution ; References and Further Reading ; 3. Can You Tell If You Are a Darwinist? (On Theories of Evolution) ; Darwin's Argument ; Where People Fit In ; The Sacrifice ; Implications for Pattern ; Implications for Species ; Implications for Biological History ; Implications for Relating Humans to Other Animals ; Phylogeny: The Core of Darwinism ; Other Darwinisms ; Social Darwinism ; Neo-Darwinism ; The < Synthetic Theory> ; Evolution at the Molecular Level ; Punctuated Equilibria ; Sociobiology ; Universal Darwinism ; Atheistic Darwinism ; References and Further Reading ; 4. Why Do I Look Like the Cable Guy, Daddy? (On Issues of Human Heredity) ; Ten Non-Mendelian Laws ; The Chromosome Theory ; Linkage ; Crossing-Over ; Polygenic Inheritance ; Environmental Influence on Phenotypes ; Unit Characters ; Properties of Heterozygotes ; Pleiotropy ; Imprinting ; Extra-nuclear Inheritance ; The Molecular Genomic Basis of Heredity ; The Alpha-Globin Gene Cluster ; Mutation ; Meanings of the Gene and Genetics ; References and Further Reading ; 5. Are We Here? If So, Why? (On Issues of Microevolution) ; Do Things Exist for a Reason? ; Principal Abstraction: The Gene Pool ; Gene Flow ; Inbreeding ; Natural Selection ; Genetic Drift ; Sickle-Cell ; Why Is the Gene Pool the Way It Is? ; Adaptation or Founder Effect? ; Another Point Illustrated by Sickle-Cell and Phenylketonuria ; Sickle-Cell, Tay-Sachs, and Genetic Screening ; Kinship as a Biocultural Construction ; Genetic History and the Diversity Project ; Who Owns the Body? ; References and Further Reading ; 6. Building Better Monkeys, or at Least Different Ones (On Systematics) ; Speciation ; Specific Mate Recognition Systems ; Genetic Systems Producing Incompatibility ; Species as Individuals ; Levels and Rates of Evolution ; Developmental Genetics ; Allometric Growth ; Extinction ; Classification ; Systematics and Phylogeny ; Classical and Cladistic Taxonomy ; Phylogenetics ; Limitations of the Phylogenetic Method ; References and Further Reading ; 7. Is That an Ape in Your Genes, or Are You Just Glad to See Me? (On the Place of Humans in the Natural Order) ; Primate Classification ; Problems of Uniformitarianism ; Genetic and Anatomical Data ; The Mammals ; Our Place in Primate Systematics ; The Living Apes ; The Trichotomy ; Cladism, Reductionism, and the Rise of the Hominins ; What Does It Mean to Be 98% Genetically Chimpanzee? ; References and Further Reading ; 8. Apes Run around Naked, Live in Trees, and Fling their Poo. Do You? (On the Relevance of apes to Understanding Humans) ; What Primates Can and Can't Tell Us ; Primate Fieldwork ; Primates in Groups ; Social Behavior and Ecology ; Food ; Sexual Activity and Parenthood ; Models for Human Evolution ; Baboons in the Sixties, Chimps in the Nineties ; Looking Elsewhere for Clues about Human Evolution ; The Ape Mind ; Culture ; Conservation ; References and Further Reading ; 9. Being and Becoming (On the Relevance of Humans to Understanding Humans) ; Human Nature ; The Most Fundamental Human Adaptation: Bipedalism
- Author BiographyJon Marks is Professor of Anthropology at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He is a past president of the General Anthropology Division of the American Anthropological Association and was the recipient of the AAA/Mayfield Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching. He is the author of Why I Am Not a Scientist: Anthropology and Modern Knowledge (2009); What It Means to Be 98% Chimpanzee: Apes, People, and Their Genes (2002), which won the 2003 W. W. Howells Prize from the Biological Anthropology Section of the American Anthropological Association and the 2009 J. I. Staley Prize from the School for Advanced Research; and Human Biodiversity: Genes, Race, and History (1995).
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