A Human Voyage: Exploring Biological Anthropology 2nd Edition
Anne Keenleyside | Richard Lazenby
ISBN-13: 9780176531911 | ISBN-10: 0176531912
© 2015 | Published |  0  Pages
Previous Editions: 9780176473457

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A Human Voyage is a ground-up Canadian text designed to help students understand biological anthropology and the evolution of humanity. Comprehensive, balanced, and well-written, it features Canadian contributions, along with research from around the world. This book is written for students with little to no background in biological anthropology, with the goal of making the story of human evolution accessible and enjoyable.



  • Part One: Deep Currents
    Chapter 1: Introduction to Biological Anthropology
    Chapter 2: Science and the Development of Evolutionary Theory
    Chapter 3: The Biological Basis of Human Variation
    Chapter 4: From Variant to Species

    Part Two: Tropical Currents
    Chapter 5: What It Means to Be a Primate
    Chapter 6: Primate Behavioural Ecology
    Chapter 7: Primate Evolution

    Part Three: Ancient Currents
    Chapter 8: What It Means to Be a Hominin
    Chapter 9: Hominin Origins: From Ape to Australopithecine
    Chapter 10: The Emergence of the Genus Homo
    Chapter 11: The Advent of Humanity
    Chapter 12: The Emergence of Anatomically Modern Humans

    Part Four: Modern Currents
    Chapter 13: Contemplating Modern Human Diversity
    Chapter 14: Biology of Contemporary and Past Populations
    Chapter 15: Biological Anthropology as Applied Science
    Chapter 16: Human Legacies, Human Prospects

    Appendix A
    Appendix B

    • Enhances conceptual and theoretical learning with practical examples and references.
    • The book consists of 16 chapters divided into four parts.
    • Retrospection boxes emphasize key ideas or seminal developments in the literature of the field and provide insight into how the discipline has taken shape over the years.
    • CourseMate provides instructors with all of the reporting tools needed to track student engagement, while students can access an interactive e-book and study tools in a dynamic, online learning environment.
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    • Focus On boxes provide in-depth analysis of particular topics covered in that chapter.
    • Profile boxes illustrate exceptional scholarship in the field.
    • Chapters are re-framed around “Learning Keys”: chapters open with learning outcomes aligned to Bloom’s Revised Taxonomy and end with critical thinking questions to challenge what students have just learned. These Learning Keys serve as a learning path for students.
    • Two new appendices are included: Human and Nonhuman Primate Comparative Anatomy and The Hardy-Weinberg Equilibrium Principle.
    • Over 200 new references were added to an already extensive bibliography. The book’s selected bibliography includes a few of the most important “classic” works and only recent (2004+) sources; the full bibliography is available on the text’s CourseMate site.
    • Chapter 1 has a new Profile box, which features the research of Dr. Tracy Prowse, from McMaster University, into the use of archaeological isotopes to explore patterns of diet and migration in prehistory.
    • Chapter 4 is a revised treatment of epigenetic inheritance, making this important yet complex topic more accessible to students.
    • Chapter 6 includes a new box contributed by Dr. Linda Fedigen of the University of Calgary, profiling the history of primatology in Canada.
    • Chapter 7 includes a new Profile box on the research by Dr. Mary Silcox of the University of Toronto on plesiadapiforms.
    • Chapter 14 has two new Profile boxes: Dr. Stacie Burke of the University of Manitoba, highlighting her research on tuberculosis in Canada, and the other by Dr. Helen Kurki of the University of Victoria, profiling her studies of body shape variation among small-bodied populations.
    • Chapter 15 features collaboration from Tina Moffat (McMaster University), Dan Sellen (University of Toronto), and Warren Wilson (University of Calgary) on breastfeeding practices of immigrant mothers. This chapter also includes a new section, written by Sylvia Abonya from the University of Saskatoon, about the practice of community-based research with Canada’s Indigenous peoples. And a new Profile box by Tanya Peckmann (St. Mary’s University) examines the question “Can I have a career doing forensic anthropology?”
    • Based on reviewer feedback, the visual content has been increased and improved with an additional 62 photos, more images of fossils, and more maps.
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  • Professor Keenleyside's research interests focus on the skeletal biology and paleopathology of northern indigenous populations of Canada and Alaska, and on Greek populations of the Black Sea region. She has also recently begun exploring the diet of past populations using stable isotope analysis. She has conducted fieldwork in the Canadian Arctic, Siberia, and Romania, and is currently conducting a bioarchaeological study of skeletal remains from a Greek cemetery (5th to 3rd centuries BC) on the Black Sea coast of Bulgaria, and a Roman cemetery (2nd to 4th centuries AD) on the Mediterranean coast of Tunisia. Professor Keeleyside holds degrees from McMaster University (B.A., Ph.D.), the University of Alberta (M.A.), and the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (B.Ed)

    Prior to joining UNBC in 1994, Richard Lazenby was an NSERC post-doctoral fellow at the University of Guelph, School of Human Biology. He holds BA and MA degrees from Simon Fraser University, and a PhD in Biological Anthropology from McMaster University. His NSERC-funded research areas include primate functional skeletal biology, forensic anthropology, and human ecology and adaptability. He is past-President of the Canadian Association for Physical Anthropology, and is a consulting forensic anthropologist for the Office of the Regional Coroner for northern British Columbia, and with the RCMP 'E' Division, attached to the Missing Women's Task Force in Vancouver