Reclaiming a Scientific Anthropology

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Author: Lawrence A. Kuznar, Indiana University - Purdue University, Fort Wayne

Publisher: AltaMira Press

ISBN: 0759112347

Category: Social Science

Page: 266

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Lawrence Kuznar makes a compelling case that it is even more important today, a decade after the publication of the first edition of Reclaiming a Scientific Anthropology, for anthropology to return to its roots in empirical science.

Seeing Anthropology

Cultural Anthropology Through Film

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Author: Karl G. Heider,Pamela Ann Reese Blakely,Thomas Dustin Blakely

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: 9780205483556

Category: Social Science

Page: 490

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Seeing Anthropology continues to be the only cultural anthropology text available that allows for easy integration of ethnographic films into the introductory cultural anthropology course. This text truly incorporates films within the text by blending textbook content with sixteen ethnographic film clips that are put in the hands of students. One reviewer says, “The greatest strengths of this text are its unique and skillful use of film clips to enhance student learning…I can think of no better way to extend student learning in anthropology than the use of films.”

Cengage Advantage Books: Understanding Humans: An Introduction to Physical Anthropology and Archaeology

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Author: Barry Lewis,Robert Jurmain,Lynn Kilgore

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1285401190

Category: Social Science

Page: 512

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UNDERSTANDING HUMANS: INTRODUCTION TO PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY AND ARCHAEOLOGY shows students how anthropologists and archaeologists go about their work as they study human evolution, living nonhuman primates, human adaptation and variation, the origin and dispersal of modern humans, food production, the first civilizations of the Old and New Worlds, and so much more. Using a biocultural approach, the text balances the presentation of physical anthropology with archaeology and concludes with a new chapter that ties together the material on human biological and cultural adaptation by focusing on lessons learned from our species evolution such as the impact of humans on the environment. Students will also benefit from the new chapter opening learning objectives, At a Glance sections that summarize key concepts, and end-of-chapter Critical Thinking Questions that help students better understand the material and study more effectively for exams. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Bioarchaeology of Children

Perspectives from Biological and Forensic Anthropology

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Author: Mary E. Lewis

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521836029

Category: Medical

Page: 255

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This book is entirely devoted to the study of children's skeletons from archaeological and forensic contexts. It provides an extensive review of the osteological methods and theoretical concepts of their analysis. Non-adult skeletons provide a wealth of information on the physical and social life of the child from their growth, diet and age at death, to factors that expose them to trauma and disease at different stages of their lives. This book covers the factors that affect non-adult skeletal preservation; the assessment of their age, sex and ancestry; growth and development; infant and child mortality including infanticide; weaning ages and disease of dietary deficiency; skeletal pathology; personal identification and exposure to trauma from birth injuries, accidents and child abuse; providing insights for graduates and postgraduates in osteology, palaeopathology and forensic anthropology.

Technique and Application in Dental Anthropology

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Author: Joel D. Irish,Greg C. Nelson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139468111

Category: Social Science

Page: N.A

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Bringing together a variety of accomplished dental researchers, this book covers a range of topics germane to the study of human and other primate teeth. The chapters encompass work on individuals to samples, ranging from prehistoric to modern times. The focus throughout the book is the methodology required for the study of modern dental anthropology, comprising the scientific methods in use today - ranging from simple observation to advanced computer-based analyses - which can be utilized by the reader in their own dental research. Originating from the 20th anniversary meeting of the Dental Anthropology Association, this is a valuable reference source for graduate students, academic researchers and professionals in the social and life sciences, as well as clinicians.

Visions of Culture

An Introduction to Anthropological Theories and Theorists

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Author: Jerry D. Moore

Publisher: Rowman Altamira

ISBN: 0759122199

Category: Social Science

Page: 376

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This classic textbook, now in its fourth edition, offers anthropology students a succinct, clear, and balanced introduction to theoretical developments in the field. The key ideas of 25 major theorists are briefly described and—unique to this textbook—linked to the biographical and fieldwork experiences that helped shape their theories. The impact of each scholar on contemporary anthropology is presented, along with numerous examples, quotations from the theorists' writings, and a description of the broader intellectual setting in which these anthropologists worked. Moore has updated many of the profiles to take into account recent scholarship. The book is also more strongly tied in to the companion work,Visions of Culture: An Annotated Reader, to encourage the fullest intellectual engagement for students. The Visions of Culture Value Pack is available when you order directly from AltaMira Press. Order these two books as part of the Visions of Culture Value Pack using a single isbn for a 20% discount! Click here to order online. Includes: 1. Visions of Culture: An Introduction to Anthropological Theories and Theorists Fourth Edition Jerry D. Moore 2012 2. Visions of Culture An Annotated Reader Jerry D. Moore 2009 Find full information on the contents of the reader here.

Cultural Anthropology

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Author: Marvin Harris,Orna Johnson

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: 9780205367184

Category: Social Science

Page: 370

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Using a cultural materialist approach, the sixth edition of Cultural Anthropology furnishes readers with a framework for explaining how the parts of sociocultural systems are interrelated and how they change over time. Described as accessible, engaging well illustrated and comprehensive, this book covers a wide range of Western and nonwestern cultures for analysis and comparison. "Marvin Harris can continue to bring new insights to the field of anthropology and provide ways to inspire readers new to this discipline," writes a long-time user. For anyone interested in learning about cultural anthropology.

Introducing Anthropology: An Integrated Approach

Sixth Edition

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Author: Michael Park

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education

ISBN: 0077499980

Category: Social Science

Page: N.A

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Introducing Anthropology: An Integrated Approach is a concise text for the introductory-level, general anthropology course. The student-friendly format presents a unique holistic approach to anthropology, examining the biocultural nature, evolution, and behavior of the human species. ParkÍs engaging narrative and thoughtful level of detail makes anthropology both interesting and accessible for students.

Thinking Like an Anthropologist

A Practical Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

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Author: John T. Omohundro

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781283384537

Category: Ethnology

Page: 439

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Understanding and Applying Medical Anthropology

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Author: Peter J. Brown,Svea Closser

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315416166

Category: Social Science

Page: 460

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The editors of the third edition of the seminal textbook Understanding and Applying Medical Anthropology bring it completely up to date for both instructors and students. The collection of 49 readings (17 of them new to this edition) offers extensive background description and exposes students to the breadth of theoretical, methodological, and practical perspectives and issues in the field of medical anthropology. The text provides specific examples and case studies of research as it is applied to a range of health settings: from cross-cultural clinical encounters to cultural analysis of new biomedical technologies and the implementation of programs in global health settings. The new edition features: • a major revision that eliminates many older readings in favor of more fresh, relevant selections; • a new section on structural violence that looks at the impact of poverty and other forms of social marginalization on health; • an updated and expanded section on “Conceptual Tools,” including new research and ideas that are currently driving the field of medical anthropology forward (such as epigenetics and syndemics); • new chapters on climate change, Ebola, PTSD among Iraq/Afghanistan veterans, eating disorders, and autism, among others; • recent articles from Margaret Mead Award winners Sera Young, Seth Holmes, and Erin Finley, along with new articles by such established medical anthropologists as Paul Farmer and Merrill Singer.

Exploring Biological Anthropology

An Integrated Lab Manual and Workbook

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Author: Frank L'Engle Williams

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195386851

Category: Social Science

Page: 242

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A fresh approach that helps students apply scientific principles to solve real-world problems Designed for introductory courses in biological anthropology with laboratory components, Exploring Biological Anthropology can be used with any introductory text. Author Frank L'Engle Williams emphasizes critical thinking and the comparative perspective to understand key concepts in biological anthropology, which helps students to further explore what they learn in the classroom.

The Happy Student

5 Steps to Academic Fulfillment and Success

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Author: Daniel Wong

Publisher: Morgan James Publishing

ISBN: 161448127X

Category: Education

Page: 258

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The Happy Student is written by a student for students. Daniel Wong doesn't have a PhD in education or psychology, but his transformation from unhappy overachiever to happy straight-A student has given him unique insight into what motivates students intrinsically. By sharing with readers his personal story and the five-step program he has developed, unmotivated students everywhere will understand how they, too, can find deep satisfaction in the pursuit of academic success.

Crime's Nemesis (Historical Forensics and Criminology)

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Author: Luke S. May

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781616460839

Category: Law

Page: 172

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CSI: 1930s. Luke S. May (1892-1965) was one of the earliest consulting scientific detectives, specializing in forensic investigations. He was integral in the development of techniques, instruments, and facilities for scientific criminology. In Crime's Nemesis, May recounts the methods solving a variety of crimes, including murder and forgery. True crime fans will find these precursors to modern criminology a fascinating window to the development of crime-solving.

Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

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Author: Garrick Alan Bailey,James G. Peoples

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780314028204

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

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A briefer version of Peoples and BaileyAEs best-selling HUMANITY: AN INTRODUCTION TO CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY, 4th (1997). HUMANITY, 4th is noteworthy for its strong historical coverage and concentration on ethnic conflict in the modern world. The brief text will condense much of this material, appealing to the significant number of instructors who assign supplemental readings and ethnographies along with a main text. INTRODUCTION TO CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY is a more accessible text with greater visual appeal and simpler graphs and concept summaries."

The Secrets of Triangles

A Mathematical Journey

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Author: Alfred S. Posamentier,Ingmar Lehmann

Publisher: Prometheus Books

ISBN: 1616145889

Category: Mathematics

Page: 387

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Requiring no more than a knowledge of high school mathematics and written in clear and accessible language, this book will give all readers a new insight into some of the most enjoyable and fascinating aspects of geometry. Everyone knows what a triangle is, yet very few people appreciate that the common three-sided figure holds many intriguing "secrets." For example, if a circle is inscribed in any random triangle and then three lines are drawn from the three points of tangency to the opposite vertices of the triangle, these lines will always meet at a common point-no matter what the shape of the triangle. This and many more interesting geometrical properties are revealed in this entertaining and illuminating book about geometry. Flying in the face of the common impression that mathematics is usually dry and intimidating, this book proves that this sometimes-daunting, abstract discipline can be both fun and intellectually stimulating. The authors, two veteran math educators, explore the multitude of surprising relationships connected with triangles and show some clever approaches to constructing triangles using a straightedge and a compass. Readers will learn how they can improve their problem-solving skills by performing these triangle constructions. The lines, points, and circles related to triangles harbor countless surprising relationships that are presented here in a very engaging fashion.

Producer to Producer

A Step-By-Step Guide to Low-Budget Independent Film Producing

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Author: Maureen A. Ryan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781615932665

Category: Low-budget films

Page: 350

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This is a comprehensive bible to low-budget film producing for emerging and professional producers. Structured to guide the reader through production meetings, every aspect of the film-production pro-cess is outlined in detail. Invaluable checklists -- which begin 12 weeks before shooting and continue through principal (and secondary) photography and postproduction -- keep the filmmaker on track and on target. Ryan is co-producer of James Marsh's Man on Wire, winner of the 2009 Academy Award for Best Documentary

Essentials of Oceanography

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Author: Alan P. Trujillo,Harold V. Thurman

Publisher: Pearson

ISBN: 0134298098

Category: Science

Page: 608

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For courses in Oceanography. Oceanography: The Geological, Chemical, Biological, and Physical Essentials of Oceanography guides readers through the complexities of what lies beneath the ocean. With an interdisciplinary approach and accessible writing style, the text is engaging for all readers. The 12th Edition discusses the ocean’s biological, chemical, geological, and physical components for an in-depth understanding of this vast and elaborate topic. Complex concepts are made engaging with extensively revised art and interactive study aids that keep readers interested and excited about the material. Also available with Mastering Oceanography Mastering™ Oceanography from Pearson is the leading online homework, tutorial, and assessment system, designed to improve results by engaging readers before, during, and after class with powerful content. Instructors ensure readers arrive ready to learn by assigning educationally effective content before class, and encourage critical thinking and retention with in-class resources such as Learning Catalytics. Readers can further master concepts after class through traditional and adaptive homework assignments that provide hints and answer-specific feedback. The Mastering gradebook records scores for all automatically graded assignments in one place, while diagnostic tools give instructors access to rich data to assess reader understanding and misconceptions. Mastering brings learning full circle by continuously adapting to each reader and making learning more personal than ever—before, during, and after class. Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyLab & Mastering does not come packaged with this content. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with MyLab & Mastering, ask your instructor for the correct package ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MyLab & Mastering, search for: 0134113047 / 9780134113043 Essentials of Oceanography Plus Mastering Oceanography with eText -- Access Card Package, 12/e Package consists of: 0134298063 / 9780134298061 Mastering Oceanography with Pearson eText - ValuePack Access Card -- for Essentials of Oceanography 0134073541 / 9780134073545 Essentials of Oceanography Essentials of Oceanography , 12th Edition is also available via Pearson eText, a simple-to-use, mobile, personalized reading experience that lets instructors connect with and motivate students — right in their eTextbook. Learn more.

Agile Information Systems

Conceptualization, Construction, and Management

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Author: Kevin C. Desouza

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0750682353

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 291

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Presents research and thinking on agile information systems. This book brings together academic experts, researchers, and practitioners to discuss how companies can create and deploy agile information systems. This book presents cutting-edge research and thinking on agile information systems. The concept of agile information systems has gained strength over the last 3 years, coming into the MIS world from manufacturing, where agile manufacturing systems has been an important concept for several years now. The idea of agility is powerful: with competition so fierce today and the speed of business so fast, a company's ability to move with their customers and support constant changing business needs is more important than ever. Agile information systems: have the ability to add, remove, modify, or extend functionalities with minimal penalties in terms of time, cost, and effort have the ability to process information in a flexible manner have the ability to accommodate and adjust to the changing needs of the end-users. This is the first book to bring together academic experts, researchers, and practitioners to discuss how companies can create and deploy agile information systems. Contributors are well-regarded academics known to be on the cutting-edge of their fields

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Nursing Entrance Exams

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Author: Maryanne Baudo, N.P-C ; M.S.N; R.N.,Robin Kavanagh

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101544163

Category: Education

Page: 352

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- Provides preparation for all five nursing entrance exams. - Includes sample questions in each chapter, and two full-fledged practice exams.