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The Science of Human Evolution: Getting it Right

  • Provides discussion questions for each chapter that encourage students to explore the implications of the material they have read
  • Structured to follow the chronology of human evolution from the Miocene to modern humans, so that they can be studied in sequence during the semester of a typical course
  • Provides historical context of the development of the field for each case

By: John H Langdon(Author)

220 pages, 43 colour photos and illustrations, 5 b/w illustrations, 35 tables


Hardback | Oct 2016 | #234156 | ISBN-13: 9783319415840
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About this book

The Science of Human Evolution provides a collection of case studies in paleoanthropology demonstrating the method and limitations of science. These cases introduce the reader to various problems and illustrate how they have been addressed historically. The various topics selected represent important corrections in the field, some critical breakthroughs, models of good reasoning and experimental design, and important ideas emerging from normal science.

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John H. Langdon, Ph.D.Professor of Biology and AnthropologyUniversity of Indianapolis Current research interests include hominin and hominoid paleontology and evolution, history and development of paleoanthropology, origins of human bipedalism, evolution of human behavior, historical demography, human biology, and history and process of the natural sciences.

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