Descriere: @lt;b@gt;@lt;i@gt;Rethinking the Color Line@lt;/i@gt;@lt;/b@gt; is a user-friendly text that does not sacrifice intellectual or theoretical rigor. This anthology of current research examines contemporary issues and explores new approaches to the study of race and ethnic relations. The featured readings effectively engage students by helping them understand theories and concepts, and encourage active learning in the classroom all while providing relevance for students from all ethnic, racial, cultural, and economic backgrounds. The new fourth edition features 8 new readings as well as a new two-color design that brings attention to the "Seeing the Big Picture" and "Questions to Consider" boxes found throughout the text.
Autori: A. Gallagher Charles | Editura: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Langua | Anul aparitiei: 2008 | ISBN: 9780073404271 | Numar de pagini: 497 | Categorie: Archaeology
G. J. Sawyer, Viktor Deak
The Last Human: A Guide to Twenty-Two Species of Extinct Humans
This book tells the story of human evolution, the epic of Homo sapiens and its colorful precursors and relatives. The story begins in Africa, six to seven million years ago, and encompasses twenty known human species, of which Homo sapiens is the sole survivor. Illustrated with spectacular, three-dimensional scientific reconstructions portrayed in their natural habitat developed by a team of physical anthropologists at the American Museum of Natural History and in concert with experts from around the world, the book is both a guide to extinct human species and an astonishing hominid family photo album.The Last Human presents a comprehensive account of each species with information on its emergence, chronology, geographic range, classification, physiology, lifestyle, habitat, environment, cultural achievements, co-existing species, and possible reasons for extinction. Also included are summaries of fossil discoveries, controversies, and publications. What emerges from the fossil story is a new understanding of Homo sapiens. No longer credible is the notion that our species is the end product of a single lineage, improved over generations by natural selection. Rather, the fossil ...
The Third Chimpanzee: The Evolution and Future of the Human Animal
The Development of an Extraordinary Species We human beings share 98 percent of our genes with chimpanzees. Yet humans are the dominant species on the planet -- having founded civilizations and religions, developed intricate and diverse forms of communication, learned science, built cities, and created breathtaking works of art -- while chimps remain animals concerned primarily with the basic necessities of survival. What is it about that two percent difference in DNA that has created such a divergence between evolutionary cousins? In this fascinating, provocative, passionate, funny, endlessly entertaining work, renowned Pulitzer Prize-winning author and scientist Jared Diamond explores how the extraordinary human animal, in a remarkably short time, developed the capacity to rule the world . . . and the means to irrevocably destroy it.
Totem Poles of the Pacific Northwest Coast
This survey of totem poles from the Tlingit settlements of Alaska to the Kwakiutl villages of Vancouver Island examines the cultural, spiritual, and social traditions that led to their creation. The text is illustrated both by the author's drawings of totem poles and historical photographs of early native settlements. Page dim. 280 x 210 x 10 Weight: 472 grams