The Alternative Introduction to Biological Anthropology (Paperback)
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The Alternative Introduction to Biological Anthropology (Paperback)

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Paperback 304 Pages / Published: 01/06/2017
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In The Alternative Introduction to Biological Anthropology, Second Edition, author Jonathan Marks presents an innovative framework for thinking about the major issues in the field with fourteen original essays designed to correlate to the core chapters in standard textbooks. Each chapter draws on and complements-but does not reconstitute (except for the sake of clarity)-the major data and ideas presented in standard texts. Marks explores such topics as how we make sense of data about our origins, where our modern ideas come from, our inability to separate natural facts from cultural facts and values as we try to understand ourselves, and the social and political aspects of science as a culturally situated mental activity.

Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
ISBN: 9780190490997
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 442 g
Dimensions: 234 x 155 x 14 mm
Edition: 2nd ed.


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This is the best introductory book out there. Marks is a very effective and clear writer with an engaging and personal style. He does a wonderful job of placing biological anthropology appropriately within its theoretical and disciplinary context. * Adam Van Arsdale, Wellesley College *
The Alternative Introduction to Biological Anthropology is in a class of its own. It is a very approachable text injected with humor to grab students' attention. * Amelia Hubbard, Wright State University *
I like the critical approach that this book takes. Marks gives great examples that serve to illustrate his points clearly. I also like the direct, dynamic, and intelligent writing style. * Debbie Guatelli-Steinberg, Ohio State University *
The Alternative Introduction to Biological Anthropology is infused with perspective and personality. It is unique, effective, and successful. The book's pedagogical approach is why I use it. It reminds us that science is a human endeavor and therefore subject to human imperfections. * Thad Bartlett, University of Texas at San Antonio *
The most remarkable aspect of this book is how much material is covered in so little space. I am most impressed with Marks's talent for compressing so many important ideas in succinct, meaningful summaries. There is not a wasted word in this book. * Virginia Betz, Phoenix College *

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