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The Cambridge Dictionary of Human Biology and Evolution


By: Larry L Mai, Marcus Young Owl and M Patricia Kersting

648 pages, 5 tabs

Cambridge University Press

Paperback | Jun 2005 | #149065 | ISBN: 0521664861
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Hardback | Jun 2005 | #151112 | ISBN: 0521662508
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Invaluable research and study tool for both professionals and students covering a broad range of subjects within human biology, physical anthropology, anatomy, auxology, primatology, physiology, genetics, paleontology and zoology. Packed with 13000 descriptions of terms, specimens, sites and names, it also includes information on over 1000 word roots, taxonomies and reference tables for extinct, recent and extant primates, geological and oxygen isotope chronologies, illustrations of landmarks, bones and muscles and an illustration of current hominid phylogeny. it is especially complete in its inventory of archaeological sites and the best-known hominid specimens excavated from them, but also includes up-to-date information on terms such as in silico, and those relating to the rapidly developing fields of human genomics.

'! invaluable reference tool for anyone with an interest in human biology or evolution ! for readers with little knowledge of these subjects it usefully defines core terms used in human ecology and evolution.' Reference Reviews 'The Cambridge Dictionary of Human Biology and Evolution is an excellent research and study tool ! the book will become certain a 'must-have' volume.' HOMO - Journal of Comparative Human Biology


Preface and acknowledgements; Word roots; A-Z listing of terms; Appendix I. Taxonomy of extinct primates; Appendix II. Taxonomy of recent and extant primates; Appendix III. Reference table of extant primate species; Appendix IV. Geological time scale; Appendix V. Terrestrial chronology of the Pleistocene 'Ice Age' in the northern hemisphere; Appendix VI. Marine oxygen isotope chronology; Appendix VII. Illustrations of anatomical landmarks, postcranial bones and muscle groups, cranial bones and muscle groups; Appendix VIII. Event timeline of human biology and evolution; Appendix IX. Tentative human phylogeny.

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LARRY L. MAI is Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology at California State University, Long Beach MARCUS YOUNG OWL is a Professor in the Departments of Anthropology and Biological Sciences at California State University, Long Beach. M. PATRICIA KERSTING is an Editor at the Audio-Digest Foundation in California.

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