Biology 2e is designed to cover the scope and sequence requirements of a …
Biology 2e is designed to cover the scope and sequence requirements of a typical two-semester biology course for science majors. The text provides comprehensive coverage of foundational research and core biology concepts through an evolutionary lens. Biology includes rich features that engage students in scientific inquiry, highlight careers in the biological sciences, and offer everyday applications. The book also includes various types of practice and homework questions that help students understand—and apply—key concepts. The 2nd edition has been revised to incorporate clearer, more current, and more dynamic explanations, while maintaining the same organization as the first edition. Art and illustrations have been substantially improved, and the textbook features additional assessments and related resources.
By the end of this section, you will be able to do …
By the end of this section, you will be able to do the following:
Describe the derived features that distinguish primates from other animals Describe the defining features of the major groups of primates Identify the major hominin precursors to modern humans Explain why scientists are having difficulty determining the true lines of descent in hominids
Chapter 1: Introduction to Biological Anthropology Chapter Two: Evolution Chapter 3: Introduction to Molecular Biology and Genetics Chapter 4: Forces of Evolution Chapter 5: Meet the Living Primates Chapter 6: Primate Ecology and Behavior Chapter 7: Understanding the Fossil Context Chapter 8: Primate Evolution Chapter 9: Early Hominins Chapter 10: Early Members of the Genus Homo Chapter 11: Archaic Homo Chapter 12: Modern Homo sapiens Chapter 13: Race and Human Variation Chapter 14: Human Variation: An Adaptive Significance Approach Chapter 15: Bioarchaeology and Forensic Anthropology Chapter 16: Contemporary Topics: Human Biology and Health Appendix A: Osteology Appendix B: Primate Conservation Appendix C: Human Behavioral Ecology
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