Carol R. Ember; Melvin Ember Anthropology

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Anthropology

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This text includes the most recent research and developments in the field of anthropology. It is a comprehensive account of the theory and practice of the science, and includes updated discussions of DNA and RNA; and relative dating based on stratigraphy and biostratigraphy; and has a new final chapter, "explaining and solving social problems", which relates anthropology to other disciplines and to the solution of problems in the real world.

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The Eighth Edition represents the most comprehensive revision to date -- reflecting the most recent anthropological research and controversial developments and integrating new features in each chapter aimed at sparking and maintaining student interest.

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Reflects the most recent anthropological research and controversial developments and integrating new features in each chapter aimed at sparking and maintaining the reader's interest. Applied Anthropology boxes direct attention to the growing importance of Anthropology to other professions, enhancing the already applied nature of this book. In addition, an enhanced visual presentation includes attention-grabbing graphics, more than 30% new photos, and an African textile design to give the book a more attractive and dynamic look. Research Frontiers boxes provide an in-depth look at current research projects or research controversies, oftentimes profiling the work of a contemporary anthropologist. New coverage includes: expanded discussion on genetic engineering, new discussion of the molecular clock, discussion on the how and why of endangered primates, and expanded discussion on the process of evolution. Includes the latest evidence on the theories of modern origins. New Perspectives on Gender boxes involve issues pertaining to sex and gender in anthropology and everyday life. Shows how the research of applied anthropologists is playing more of a role in the planning of possible solutions to various global social problems, including AIDS, disasters, homelessness, crime, family violence, and war.

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