Wood, Bernard

Wiley Blackwell Student Dictionary of Human Evolution

Wood, Bernard - Wiley Blackwell Student Dictionary of Human Evolution, ebook


Ebook, PDF with Adobe DRM
ISBN: 9781118335741
DRM Restrictions

Printing105 pages with an additional page accrued every 7 hours, capped at 105 pages
Copy to clipboard5 excerpts

Once upon a time, say 50 years ago, the only background you needed in order to appreciate what was known about human evolution was a familiarity with a relatively sparse hominid fossil record, what limited information there was about the context of the sites, some knowledge of gross anatomy and simple analytical methods, and an appreciation of general evolutionary principles.

Times have changed. The fossil record has grown exponentially, imaging techniques have advanced dramatically, quantitative methods have burgeoned, molecular biology has revolutionized our understanding of genetics, evolutionary history, and development, and developments across the sciences have enriched the evidence that is available. In short, the scope and volume of evidence and the range of methods used to analyze it, that paleoanthropologists, be they students or practitioners, need to be familiar with have grown by at least an order of magnitude in the past few decades. But at present there is nowhere students and researchers involved in human evolution research, be they archeologists, earth scientists, molecular biologists, paleoanthropologists, paleontologists, or paleoecologists can easily find out about topics as disparate as ameloblast daily secretion rates, Coopers Cave, the Effect Hypothesis, exact randomization, Hox genes, independent contrasts, orbital insolation, OSL dating, quantitative trait loci, semicircular canal size and shape, tephrostratigraphy and trabecular

The Blackwell Dictionary of Human Evolution is designed to fill this niche. The Dictionary will contain 1500 (TBD) entries produced explicitly and without jargon for those new to the subject and includes timelines, over 100 illustrations, and maps. An indispensable tool for those studying human evolution.

Keywords: Human Evolution, Bernard Wood, Blackwell Dictionary of Human Evolution,  , Encyclopedia of Human Evolution and Prehistory,  , Cambridge Encyclopedia of Human Evolution, History of Physical Anthropology, fossil record, orbital insolation, OSL dating, Coopers Cave, Hox genes

John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
Publication year
Page amount
350 pages
Natural Sciences
Printed ISBN

Similar titles