Anthropology

The Exploration of Human Diversity
Author: Conrad Phillip Kottak
Publisher: McGraw-Hill College
ISBN: N.A
Category: Social Science
Page: 594
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Anthropology: The Exploration of Human Diversity

The Exploration of Human Diversity
Author: Conrad Kottak
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
ISBN: 9780073405360
Category: Social Science
Page: 704
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A recent National Academy of Sciences inductee, Conrad Phillip Kottak offers an up-to-date holistic introduction to general anthropology from the four-field perspective. Kottak emphasizes why anthropology should matter to students and how students can use anthropology to better understand themselves. "Bringing It All Together" essays found on the online learning center demonstrate the integrated and comparative nature of anthropology. New "Through the Eyes of Others" essays offer the perspectives of foreign students and recent graduates who present their own cultures of origin in contrast with contemporary American culture. Thought-provoking questions now begin each chapter to highlight key themes and spark discussions and critical thinking.

Anthropology

Appreciating Human Diversity
Author: Conrad Kottak
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
ISBN: 0077780094
Category: Social Science
Page: 576
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A leading name in anthropology, Conrad Philip Kottak continues to define student learning in the general anthropology course. Anthropology: Appreciating Human Diversity offers an up-to-date holistic introduction to general anthropology from the four-field perspective. Key themes of appreciating the experiences students bring to the classroom, appreciating human diversity, and appreciating the field of anthropology are showcased throughout the text. Focusing on an increasingly interconnected world, the new Focus on Globalization essays examine topics as diverse as tourism in the ancient and modern worlds, global disease pandemics, world events (including the Olympics and the World Cup), and the expansion of international finance and branding.

Looseleaf for Anthropology: The Exploration of Human Diversity


Author: Conrad Kottak
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN: 9780077649340
Category: Social Science
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A leading name in anthropology, Conrad Philip Kottak continues to define student learning in the general anthropology course. Anthropology: Appreciating Human Diversity offers an up-to-date holistic introduction to general anthropology from the four-field perspective. Key themes of appreciating the experiences students bring to the classroom, appreciating human diversity, and appreciating the field of anthropology are showcased throughout the text. Focusing on an increasingly interconnected world, the new Focus on Globalization essays examine topics as diverse as tourism in the ancient and modern worlds, global disease pandemics, world events (including the Olympics and the World Cup), and the expansion of international finance and branding.

Anthropology, The Exploration of Human Diversity


Author: CTI Reviews
Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
ISBN: 1619069741
Category: Education
Page: 80
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Facts101 is your complete guide to Anthropology, The Exploration of Human Diversity. In this book, you will learn topics such as Ethics and Methods in Physical Anthropology and Arcaeology, Evolution and Genetics, Human Variation and Adaptation, and The Primates plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit


Author: Yuval Noah Harari
Publisher: DVA
ISBN: 364110498X
Category: History
Page: 528
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Krone der Schöpfung? Vor 100 000 Jahren war der Homo sapiens noch ein unbedeutendes Tier, das unauffällig in einem abgelegenen Winkel des afrikanischen Kontinents lebte. Unsere Vorfahren teilten sich den Planeten mit mindestens fünf weiteren menschlichen Spezies, und die Rolle, die sie im Ökosystem spielten, war nicht größer als die von Gorillas, Libellen oder Quallen. Vor 70 000 Jahren dann vollzog sich ein mysteriöser und rascher Wandel mit dem Homo sapiens, und es war vor allem die Beschaffenheit seines Gehirns, die ihn zum Herren des Planeten und zum Schrecken des Ökosystems werden ließ. Bis heute hat sich diese Vorherrschaft stetig zugespitzt: Der Mensch hat die Fähigkeit zu schöpferischem und zu zerstörerischem Handeln wie kein anderes Lebewesen. Anschaulich, unterhaltsam und stellenweise hochkomisch zeichnet Yuval Harari die Geschichte des Menschen nach und zeigt alle großen, aber auch alle ambivalenten Momente unserer Menschwerdung.

Arm und reich

die Schicksale menschlicher Gesellschaften
Author: Jared M. Diamond
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783596149674
Category: Kontinent - Gesellschaft - Entwicklung - Umweltfaktor - Vor- und Frühgeschichte
Page: 550
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Researching American Culture

A Guide for Student Anthropologists
Author: Conrad Phillip Kottak
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 9780472080243
Category: Social Science
Page: 274
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Applies anthropological techniques to the study of contemporary American behavior

Evolution f?r Dummies


Author: Greg Krukonis,Tracy Barr
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 3527669000
Category: Science
Page: 374
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Von Ihrem K?rperbau bis zu Ihrem Verhalten bei der Partnerwahl - all Ihre vererbbaren Eigenschaften sind wie bei s?mtlichen Lebewesen dieser Erde durch die Evolution bestimmt. Aber was ist Evolution ?berhaupt? Was treibt sie an? Greg Krukonis und Tracy Barr nehmen Sie mit auf eine spannende Reise durch die Geschichte der Evolution - von Darwins Theorie bis zu den neusten wissenschaftlichen Erkenntnissen. Sie erfahren, was nat?rliche Selektion ist und wie sie funktioniert, welche wichtige Rolle die Genetik bei der Evolution der Arten spielt und wie sie f?r die unglaubliche Vielfalt des Lebens auf der Erde gesorgt hat.

Key Thinkers in Linguistics and the Philosophy of Language


Author: Siobhan Chapman,Christopher Routledge
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 9780195187687
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 282
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This book is a unique and accessible reference guide to the work of eighty key figures who have played an important role in the development of ideas about language from antiquity to the twenty-first century. The entries are extensively cross referenced, allowing readers to trace influences, developments, and debates both in contemporary thinking and across time. Each entry concludes with suggestions for further reading of primary texts and secondary sources, encouraging readers to find out more about the particular key thinker and the impact of his or her ideas.

Creating Cultural Synergies

Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Interculturality and Interreligiosity
Author: Birgit Breninger,Thomas Kaltenbacher
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1443842923
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 250
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The past several decades have seen the re-invigoration of the concept of “intercultural competence” as one of the fundamental and most promising approaches towards studying culture in a respectfully complex way. The introduction of this concept, which has been defined and adapted in manifold ways in various disciplines, offers new ways of exploring the inherent multiplicity and versatility of cultural encounters and mutual understanding. This book brings together a stellar group of international researchers working in such diverse fields as business studies, religious studies, educational studies and communication studies. In critical pursuit of how to set intercultural competence to work in today’s society, the contributors to this indispensible volume elucidate with passion and astuteness the challenges and potentials of interculturality and interreligiosity.

Knochenlese

Roman
Author: Kathy Reichs,Klaus Berr
Publisher: [Munich] : Blanvalet
ISBN: 9783442361618
Category:
Page: 382
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Als Tempe Brennan in den Brunnenschacht hinabsteigt, ahnt die forensische Anthropologin, dass sie am Grund ein grausiger Fund erwartet. Hier wurden vor Jahrzehnten die Leichen von über zwanzig Bewohnern eines kleinen Dorfes in Guatemala verscharrt, Frauen und Kinder, die ein Militärkommando kaltblütig hingerichtet hatte. Noch während die Opfer des Massakers geborgen werden, bekommt Tempe zu spüren, dass die Machthaber in Guatemala, damals wie heute, mit aller Gewalt ihre Geheimnisse hüten. Nicht nur Gerechtigkeit für die Toten steht jetzt auf dem Spiel, auch Tempes Leben ist plötzlich in Gefahr.

A Sociolinguistic History of Early Identities in Singapore

From Colonialism to Nationalism
Author: Phyllis Ghim-Lian Chew
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 113701234X
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 245
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What role does race, geography, religion, orthography and nationalism play in the crafting of identities? What are the origins of Singlish? This book offers a thorough investigation of old and new identities in Asia's most global city, examined through the lens of language.

Humankind Evolving

An Exploration of the Origins of Human Diversity
Author: Roberto A. Frisancho,A. Roberto Frisancho
Publisher: Kendall Hunt Publishing Company
ISBN: N.A
Category: Social Science
Page: 415
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Kollaps

Warum Gesellschaften überleben oder untergehen
Author: Jared Diamond
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 3104034001
Category: History
Page: 736
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Der Weltbestseller als erweiterte Neuausgabe! Die überwucherten Tempelruinen von Angkor Wat, die zerfallenden Pyramiden der Maya in Yucatan und die rätselhaften Moai-Statuen der Osterinsel – sie alle sind stille Zeugen von einstmals blühenden Kulturen, die irgendwann verschwanden. Doch was waren die Ursachen dafür? Jared Diamond zeichnet in seiner erweiterten, faszinierenden wie hochaktuellen Studie die Muster nach, die dem Untergang von Gesellschaften (oder ihrem Überleben) zugrunde liegen, und zeigt, was wir für unsere Zukunft daraus lernen können.

Cultural Neuroscience: Cultural Influences on Brain Function


Author: Juan Y. Chiao
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0080952216
Category: Science
Page: 328
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This volume presents recent empirical advances using neuroscience techniques to investigate how culture influences neural processes underlying a wide range of human abilities, from perception and scene processing to memory and social cognition. It also highlights the theoretical and methodological issues with conducting cultural neuroscience research. Section I provides diverse theoretical perspectives on how culture and biology interact are represented. Sections II –VI is to demonstrate how cultural values, beliefs, practices and experience affect neural systems underlying a wide range of human behavior from perception and cognition to emotion, social cognition and decision-making. The final section presents arguments for integrating the study of culture and the human brain by providing an explicit articulation of how the study of culture can inform the study of the brain and vice versa.