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📒How Humans Evolved ✍ Robert Boyd
✏How Humans Evolved Book Summary : How Humans Evolved teaches the processes that shape human evolution with a unique blend of evolutionary theory, population genetics, and behavioral ecology. The new edition continues to offer the most up-to-date research—in particular, significantly revised coverage of how recent discoveries are shaping our history of human evolution—while now giving you the best tools to engage your students in and out of the classroom.
📒How Humans Evolved Eighth Edition ✍ Robert Boyd
✏How Humans Evolved Eighth Edition Book Summary :
📒How Humans Evolved ✍ Robert Boyd (Ph. D.)
✏How Humans Evolved Book Summary : With its unique blend of evolutionary theory, population genetics and behavioral ecology, How Humans Evolved provides students with the most contemporary and complete introduction to physical anthropology available. Robert Boyd and Joan B. Silk’s modern presentation of genetics and observable behaviors in living humans and non-human primates moves beyond merely describing anthropological finds to showing students the “big picture” ideas behind human evolution. For the Fifth Edition, Boyd and Silk have updated the text to include the best of current research in the areas of genetics, behavior and the fossil record that conveys the excitement of anthropological discovery. This new coverage reflects strengthened coverage of molecular genetics and a streamlined presentation of primatology. Features Up-to-date, with forward-looking content How Humans Evolved weaves the best of current research with classic material in a way students find accessible and compelling. For the Fifth Edition, Boyd and Silk have streamlined the coverage of primatology in Part II: Primate Ecology and Behavior. They have also strengthened the coverage of molecular genetics to include new content reflecting the growing importance of genetics to anthropological research. A focus on behavioral ecology How Humans Evolved focuses on the science behind what we know about human evolution by examining the connection between genetics and observable behavior in living humans and primates. Specifically: Part II: Primate Ecology and Behavior includes extensive coverage of behavior with full chapters on primate mating systems, cooperation and life histories and the evolution of intelligence. These chapters come before coverage of the fossil record, providing students with context for how humans lived in the past and how we evolved into who we are today. Two chapters in Part IV: Evolution and Modern Humans directly address human behavior and human mate choice and parenting, topics students find fascinating and relevant to their own lives. Accessible art and text Boyd and Silk use figures in unique, clever and accessible ways-such as using the children's game 'Cooties' to describe speciation and presenting fossil comparisons with the same orientation and scale-to convey important chapter concepts. Highlighted Key Idea statements focus students' attention on each chapter's most important concepts. Study questions at the end of every chapter extend and apply chapter readings to related concepts discussed throughout the text. With its unique blend of evolutionary theory, population genetics and behavioral ecology, How Humans Evolved provides students with the most contemporary and complete introduction to physical anthropology available. Robert Boyd and Joan B. Silk's modern presentation of genetics and observable behaviors in living humans and non-human primates moves beyond merely describing anthropological finds to showing students the 'big picture' ideas behind human evolution. For the Fifth Edition, Boyd and Silk have updated the text to include the best of current research in the areas of genetics, behavior and the fossil record that conveys the excitement of anthropological discovery. This new coverage reflects strengthened coverage of molecular genetics and a streamlined presentation of primatology.
📒Apes And Human Evolution ✍ Russell H. Tuttle
✏Apes and Human Evolution Book Summary : Russell Tuttle synthesizes a vast literature in primate evolution and behavior to explain how apes and humans evolved in relation to one another and why humans became a bipedal, tool-making, culture-inventing species distinct from other hominoids. He refutes the theory that we are sophisticated, instinctively aggressive and destructive killer apes.
📒Teaching Primary Science Constructively Pdf ✍ Keith Skamp
✏Teaching Primary Science Constructively PDF Book Summary : Teaching Primary Science Constructively helps readers to create effective science learning experiences for primary students by using a constructivist approach to learning. Introductory chapters explain the principles of constructivism and their implications for learning and teaching. They also discuss core strategies for the development of science understanding and science inquiry processes and skills. An important new chapter assists readers to interpret the Australian Curriculum: Science with a constructivist mindset. Subsequent chapters then provide research-based ideas for implementing a constructivist approach within a number of content strands. This substantially revised edition incorporates recent research findings related to student learning, as well as teaching, from a constructivist perspective and highlights how teaching emphases have changed over the last few years. Throughout, it links strongly to the key ideas, themes and terminology of the Australian Curriculum: Science.
📒Human Evolution We Humans Evolved ✍ sanjay lakshminarayana
✏HUMAN EVOLUTION WE HUMANS EVOLVED Book Summary : This is a basic introduction to the human evolution to make people realize the specialty of our species. Also to put forth the challenges faced by our species both in the past as well as in the future. In this project, the author is mentored and supported by Miguel Angel Queiruga, scientix deputy ambassador, professor at jesus-maria college and researcher at university of burgos,spain and research work done by sanjay L (sanjay lakshminarayana). The research took about eight months to collect invaluable data and the experience has been splendid. It’s an eye opener if I can imagine how I used to see that world before to now I have lot of respect and proud feeling about our species and fore fathers who laid the basic foundation for our species to get to where we are.
📒The Artificial Ape ✍ Timothy Taylor
✏The Artificial Ape Book Summary : A breakthrough theory that tools and technology are the real drivers of human evolution Although humans are one of the great apes, along with chimpanzees, gorillas, and orangutans, we are remarkably different from them. Unlike our cousins who subsist on raw food, spend their days and nights outdoors, and wear a thick coat of hair, humans are entirely dependent on artificial things, such as clothing, shelter, and the use of tools, and would die in nature without them. Yet, despite our status as the weakest ape, we are the masters of this planet. Given these inherent deficits, how did humans come out on top? In this fascinating new account of our origins, leading archaeologist Timothy Taylor proposes a new way of thinking about human evolution through our relationship with objects. Drawing on the latest fossil evidence, Taylor argues that at each step of our species' development, humans made choices that caused us to assume greater control of our evolution. Our appropriation of objects allowed us to walk upright, lose our body hair, and grow significantly larger brains. As we push the frontiers of scientific technology, creating prosthetics, intelligent implants, and artificially modified genes, we continue a process that started in the prehistoric past, when we first began to extend our powers through objects. Weaving together lively discussions of major discoveries of human skeletons and artifacts with a reexamination of Darwin's theory of evolution, Taylor takes us on an exciting and challenging journey that begins to answer the fundamental question about our existence: what makes humans unique, and what does that mean for our future?
📒Information Behavior ✍ Amanda Spink
✏Information Behavior Book Summary : Information behavior has emerged as an important aspect of human life, however our knowledge and understanding of it is incomplete and underdeveloped scientifically. Research on the topic is largely contemporary in focus and has generally not incorporated results from other disciplines. In this monograph Spink provides a new understanding of information behavior by incorporating related findings, theories and models from social sciences, psychology and cognition. In her presentation, she argues that information behavior is an important instinctive sociocognitive ability that can only be fully understood with a highly interdisciplinary approach. The leitmotivs of her examination are three important research questions: First, what is the evolutionary, biological and developmental nature of information behavior? Second, what is the role of instinct versus environment in shaping information behavior? And, third, how have information behavior capabilities evolved and developed over time? Written for researchers in information science as well as social and cognitive sciences, Spink’s controversial text lays the foundation for a new interdisciplinary theoretical perspective on information behavior that will not only provide a more holistic framework for this field but will also impact those sciences, and thus also open up many new research directions.
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📒Evolution And Human Behavior ✍ John Cartwright
✏Evolution and Human Behavior Book Summary : The book covers fundamental issues such as the origins and function of sexual reproduction, mating behavior, human mate choice, patterns of violence in families, altruistic behavior, the evolution of brain size and the origins of language, the modular mind, and the relationship between genes and culture.