Biological Anthropology


Author: Michael Alan Park
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages
ISBN: 9780767425940
Category: Social Science
Page: 485
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This concise introduction to biological (physical) anthropology discusses the core areas of the discipline within a unique framework modeled on the scientific method. Each chapter poses questions that get at the heart of the field, answers them, and then re-examines them in the same way that scientists generate and test hypotheses.

Biological Anthropology


Author: CTI Reviews
Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
ISBN: 1619057697
Category: Education
Page: 400
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Facts101 is your complete guide to Biological Anthropology. In this book, you will learn topics such as EVOLUTIONARY GENETICS, THE PROCESSES OF EVOLUTION, THE ORIGIN OF SPECIES AND THE SHAPE OF EVOLUTION, and A BIREF EVOLUTIONARY TIMETABLE 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.

The Freelance Manifesto

A Field Guide for the Modern Motion Designer
Author: Joey Korenman
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781619616714
Category: Art
Page: 358
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Designing beautiful boards and making smooth animation come naturally to us Motion Designers. It's what we're good at. However, designing the career we want, with the freedom, flexibility, and pay we crave, that's more difficult. All of the above is within your grasp if you're willing to take the plunge into freelancing. School of Motion founder Joey Korenman worked in every kind of Motion Design role before discovering that freelancing offered him not only more autonomy but also higher pay, less stress, and more creativity. Since then, he's taught hundreds of School of Motion students his playbook for becoming a six-figure freelancer. Now he shares his experience and advice on breaking out of the nine-to-five mold in this comprehensive and tactical handbook. The Freelance Manifesto offers a field guide for Motion Design professionals looking to make the leap to freelance in two clear and concise parts. The first examines the goals, benefits, myths, and realities of the freelance lifestyle, while the second provides future freelancers with a five-step guide to launching and maintaining a solo business, including making contact, selling yourself, closing the deal, being indispensable, and becoming a lucrative enterprise. If you're feeling stifled by long hours, low-paying gigs, and an unfulfilling career, make the choice to redesign yourself as a freelancer-and, with the help of this book and some hard work, reclaim your time, independence, and inspiration for yourself.

Introduction to Physical Anthropology


Author: Robert Jurmain,Lynn Kilgore,Wenda Trevathan,Russell L. Ciochon,Eric Bartelink
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1337515914
Category: Social Science
Page: 592
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INTRODUCTION TO PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY, presents the most up-to-date, balanced, and comprehensive introduction to the field, combining an engaging writing style and compelling visual content to bring the study of physical anthropology to life for today's students. With a focus on the big picture of human evolution, the 15th Edition helps students master the basic principles of the subject and arrive at an understanding of the human species and its place in the biological world. It continues to keep pace with changes in the field, with new material on genetic technology and other topics reflecting recent scientific findings, including recent fossil discoveries as well as ancient DNA research on Neanderthals, Denisovans, and modern humans. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Dancing Skeletons

Life and Death in West Africa, 20th Anniversary Edition
Author: Katherine A. Dettwyler
Publisher: Waveland Press
ISBN: 1478611588
Category: Social Science
Page: 208
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One of the most widely used ethnographies published in the last twenty years, this Margaret Mead Award winner has been used as required reading at more than 600 colleges and universities. This personal account by a biocultural anthropologist illuminates not-soon-forgotten messages involving the sobering aspects of fieldwork among malnourished children in West Africa. With nutritional anthropology at its core, Dancing Skeletons presents informal, engaging, and oftentimes dramatic stories that relate the author’s experiences conducting research on infant feeding and health in Mali. Through fascinating vignettes and honest, vivid descriptions, Dettwyler explores such diverse topics as ethnocentrism, culture shock, population control, breastfeeding, child care, the meaning of disability and child death in different cultures, female circumcision, women’s roles in patrilineal societies, the dangers of fieldwork, and facing emotionally draining realities. Readers will laugh and cry as they meet the author’s friends and informants, follow her through a series of encounters with both peri-urban and rural Bambara culture, and struggle with her as she attempts to reconcile her very different roles as objective ethnographer, subjective friend, and mother in the field. The 20th Anniversary Edition includes a 13-page “Q&A with the Author” in which Dettwyler responds to typical questions she has received individually from students who have been assigned Dancing Skeletons as well as audience questions at lectures on various campuses. The new 23-page “Update on Mali, 2013” chapter is a factual update about economic and health conditions in Mali as well as a brief summary of the recent political unrest.

Exploring Physical Anthropology: A Lab Manual and Workbook


Author: Suzanne Walker-Pacheco
Publisher: Morton Publishing Company
ISBN: 161731112X
Category: Social Science
Page: 432
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This lab manual enables a hands-on approach to learning about the evolutionary processes that resulted in humans through the use of numerous examples and exercises. It offers solid grounding in the main areas of an introductory physical anthropology lab course: genetics, evolutionary forces, human osteology, forensic anthropology, comparative/functional skeletal anatomy, primate behavior, paeloanthroplogy, and now, in this new edition, modern human biological variation.

The One Page CV

Create your own high impact CV. Clever, clear, and comprehensive. Get noticed and beat the competition.
Author: Paul Hichens
Publisher: Pearson UK
ISBN: 1292001496
Category: Education
Page: 240
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Say less and stand out more. About six seconds – that’s how long your CV will be considered before it’s consigned to the bin forever. If you don’t grab attention quickly, you’ll be rejected without a second thought. Your CV must be high impact, concise and optimised if it’s to do its job, and The One Page CV shows you exactly how to do it. It’s proven to work. It’s tried and tested. It’s written by an expert. · Avoid the pitfalls that your competition will be making · Transform your CV into a targeted, high-impact, job-winning tool · Spotlight your professional skills, qualifications and experience · Write smartly and persuasively so recruiters want to read your CV Remember – you’ve got six seconds. That’s all. Why waste it?

Strangers from a Different Shore

A History of Asian Americans (Updated and Revised)
Author: Professor of Ethnic Studies Ronald Takaki,Ronald Takaki
Publisher: eBookIt.com
ISBN: 1456611070
Category: History
Page: 591
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In an extraordinary blend of narrative history, personal recollection, & oral testimony, the author presents a sweeping history of Asian Americans. He writes of the Chinese who laid tracks for the transcontinental railroad, of plantation laborers in the canefields of Hawaii, of "picture brides" marrying strangers in the hope of becoming part of the American dream. He tells stories of Japanese Americans behind the barbed wire of U.S. internment camps during World War II, Hmong refugees tragically unable to adjust to Wisconsin's alien climate & culture, & Asian American students stigmatized by the stereotype of the "model minority." This is a powerful & moving work that will resonate for all Americans, who together make up a nation of immigrants from other shores.

Roundtable Viewpoints: Physical Anthropology


Author: Elvio Angeloni,Mari Pritchard Parker,Lauren Arenson
Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Dushkin
ISBN: 9780073515151
Category: Social Science
Page: 560
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ROUNDTABLE VIEWPOINTS: PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY offers varying perspectives on important issues and provides readers with balanced and fair coverage of a topic to form their own opinion or to support their research. This reader is designed to address a number of different issues regarding physical anthropology. Each issue question is relevant to the topic and guides readers through the readings. The controversy and different views among the captivating readings is readily apparent to the reader and stimulates discussion. The 3-5 selections per issue are current, culled from a variety of sources, and relate to the most popular issues surrounding the topic. In addition to the issue questions and selections, ROUNDTABLE VIEWPOINTS: PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY includes an issue introduction; summary/overview; highlights; critical thinking; challenge questions; and additional reading and/or websites.

Human Biological Diversity


Author: Daniel E. Brown
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317347803
Category: Social Science
Page: 360
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This text is intended for the sophomore level course in human variation/human biology taught in anthropology departments. It may also serve as a supplementary text in introductory physical anthropology courses. In addition to covering the standard topics for the course, it features contemporary topics in human biology such as the Human Genome Project, genetic engineering, the effects of stress, obesity and pollution.

Culture Sketches


Author: Holly Peters-Golden
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
ISBN: 0077433033
Category: Electronic books
Page: 321
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Ideal for any cultural anthropology course, this brief collection of ethnographic case studies exposes students to 15 different cultures. The groups selected are peoples whose traditional cultures are uniquely their own. Each has distinctive patterns and practices; each has faced the challenge of an encroaching world, with differing results. Moreover, they often provide the prime illustrations of important concepts in introductory anthropology course including Azande witchcraft, Ju/'hoansi egalitarianism, Trobriand kula exchange, and Minangkabau matriliny. As such, this volume can stand alone.

Mix // Hard Back


Author: Joshua Lepley &
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781389083563
Category:
Page: N.A
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An illustrated guide to some of the most classic cocktails.

Our Origins

Discovering Physical Anthropology, Third Edition
Author: Clark Spencer Larsen
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393921433
Category: Social Science
Page: 576
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The Third Edition of this best-selling text now includes an update to the evolutionary primate taxonomy and even more tools to help students grasp the major concepts in physical anthropology—including new, photorealistic art.

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


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.

Resumes, Cover Letters, Networking, and Interviewing


Author: Clifford W. Eischen,Lynn A. Eischen
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1133713033
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 128
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This practical resume-building and employment guide takes readers step-by-step through the process of crafting a polished resume and developing strong interview techniques. It is the only resume manual on the market specifically geared toward those who enter the job market with a two-year degree, although it is equally applicable to four-year graduates. Numerous examples allow readers to develop a resume that best suits their career goals, and information on electronic resume formatting and delivery prepares readers to use today's online resources in their employment search. The guide also provides a direct, simplified approach to the entire employment process by discussing employment databases, cover letters, networking, and job applications. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Culture and Health

Applying Medical Anthropology
Author: Michael Winkelman
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470462612
Category: Medical
Page: 512
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Culture and Health offers an overview of different areas of culture and health, building on foundations of medical anthropology and health behavior theory. It shows how to address the challenges of cross-cultural medicine through interdisciplinary cultural-ecological models and personal and institutional developmental approaches to cross-cultural adaptation and competency. The book addresses the perspectives of clinically applied anthropology, trans-cultural psychiatry and the medical ecology, critical medical anthropology and symbolic paradigms as frameworks for enhanced comprehension of health and the medical encounter. Includes cultural case studies, applied vignettes, and self-assessments.

Communication Skills for the Environmental Technician


Author: Hazardous Materials Training and Research Institute
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780471299813
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 244
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Communication Skills for the Environmental technician This book provides environmental technology students with an enjoyable way to quickly master the basic communication skills needed by the environmental technician. Like all the books in the critically acclaimed Preserving the Legacy series, it follows a rapid-learning modular format featuring learning objectives, summaries, chapter-end reviews, practice questions, and skill-building activities. The only book available that specifically addresses the communication responsibilities of the environmental technician, it offers a thorough review of corporate communication basics and covers the environmental documents commonly generated by technicians. Communication Skills for the Environmental Technician features: * Advice on foundation reading and technical writing skills, including mastery of outlining and grammar awareness * Chapters on writing skills for business letters and memos; technical documents such as contingency plans, logbooks, and field notes; and completion and filing procedures for numerous reporting forms * In-depth coverage of oral communication skills, both for formal presentations and informal conferencing * Specifics of the job search: creating portfolios, writing resumes and cover letters, and performing well in the interview setting With its comprehensive coverage and quick-reference format, Communication Skills for the Environmental Technician is also a handy resource for any environmental technician needing a helpful refresher or useful working reference. The HAZARDOUS MATERIALS TRAINING AND RESEARCH INSTITUTE (HMTRI), recognized by agencies including the EPA, the National Science Foundation, and the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, was established in 1987 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, with the intention of promoting worker protection and the maintenance of a clean and safe environment through education and training.

Cannibal Tours and Glass Boxes

The Anthropology of Museums
Author: Michael M. Ames
Publisher: UBC Press
ISBN: 0774853034
Category: Social Science
Page: 230
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Cannibal Tours and Glass Boxes poses a number of probing questions about the role and responsibility of museums and anthropology in the contemporary world. In it, Michael Ames, an internationally renowned museum director, challenges popular concepts and criticisms of museums and presents an alternate perspective which reflects his experiences from many years of museum work. Based on the author's previous book, Museums, the Public and Anthropology, the new edition includes seven new essays which argue, as in the previous volume, that museums and anthropologists must contextualize and critique themselves -- they must analyse and critique the social, political and economic systems within which they work. In the new essays, Ames looks at the role of consumerism and the market economy in the production of such phenomena as worlds' fairs and McDonald's hamburger chains, referring to them as "museums of everyday life" and indicating the way in which they, like museums, transform ideology into commonsense, thus reinforcing and perpetuating hegemonic control over how people think about and represent themselves. He also discusses the moral/political ramifications of conflicting attitudes towards Aboriginal art (is it art or artifact?); censorship (is it liberating or repressive?); and museum exhibits (are they informative or disinformative?). The earlier essays outline the development of museums in the Western world, the problems faced by anthropologists in attempting to deal with the often conflicting demands of professional as opposed to public interests, the tendency to both fabricate and stereotype, and the need to establish a reciprocal rather than exploitative relationship between museums/anthropologists and Aboriginal people. Written during the course of the last decade, these essays offer an accessible, often anecdotal, journey through one professional anthropologist's concerns about, and hopes for, his discipline and its future.

Science as a Way of Knowing

The Foundations of Modern Biology
Author: John Alexander Moore
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674794825
Category: Science
Page: 530
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For the past twenty-five years John Moore has taught biology instructors how to teach biology--by emphasizing the questions people have asked about life through the ages and the ways natural philosophers and scientists have sought the answers. This book makes Moore's uncommon wisdom available to students in a lively and richly illustrated account of the history and workings of life. Employing a breadth of rhetoric strategies--including vividly written case histories, hypotheses and deductions, and chronological narrative--Science as a Way of Knowing provides not only a cultural history of biology but also a splendid introduction to the procedures and values of science.

Getting a Job Process Kit


Author: Robert H. Zedlitz
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 053845041X
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 160
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GETTING A JOB: PROCESS KIT, Sixth Edition, a step-by-step guide to help students find and get the job they want, is now better than ever! This up-to-date, hands-on simulation shows students how to identify and match personal skills with job interests, prepare a resume and keep it updated, and research jobs and companies using the Internet and other sources. The simulation begins with a fun and helpful self-assessment, which students then use to research and explore suitable career options. For additional support, the kit reviews the employment process, provides worksheets and advice to boost students' confidence when pursuing employment, and outlines a graceful way to leave a job. An updated RESUME GENERATOR CD, included with each simulation, helps students easily prepare personalized, professional resumes and other employment documents, which they can organize and store in a provided resume cover and employment portfolio. Students can also use the CD to create a personal profile for the job search or review numerous sample employment documents, including resumes and cover letters with correct content and formatting. In addition, the CD includes helpful tips on how to develop a winning resume, what type of cover letter to use and when, action words that sell, and other employment documents to help ease the job search process. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.