The Science of Human Evolution

Getting it Right

Authors: Langdon, John H.

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  • Provides discussion questions for each chapter that encourage students to explore the implications of the material they have read
  • Structured to follow the chronology of human evolution from the Miocene to modern humans, so that they can be studied in sequence during the semester of a typical course
  • Provides historical context of the development of the field for each case
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About this Textbook

This textbook provides a collection of case studies in paleoanthropology demonstrating the method and limitations of science. These cases introduce the reader to various problems and illustrate how they have been addressed historically.  The various topics selected represent important corrections in the field, some critical breakthroughs, models of good reasoning and experimental design, and important ideas emerging from normal science.  

About the authors

John H. Langdon, Ph.D.Professor of Biology and AnthropologyUniversity of Indianapolis

Current research interests include hominin and hominoid paleontology and evolution, history and development of paleoanthropology, origins of human bipedalism, evolution of human behavior, historical demography, human biology, and history and process of the natural sciences.

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“This is a very unusual, interesting, and useful book in which the author reviews a series of topics in human evolution that have been, or remain, characterized by alternative views, and how these issues have been addressed, or resolved … . Each chapter ends with a series of questions for discussion and a short bibliography for additional reading. The volume is ideal for a seminar course at either the undergraduate or graduate level.” (John G. Fleagle, The Quarterly Review of Biology, Vol. 92 (4), December, 2017)

“The book will be of greatest value for undergraduates seeking intellectual and chronological continuity among breakthroughs often presented in narrower contexts. Instructors will appreciate the thoughtful discussion questions included at the end of each section. Extensive references ensure that the book will also be of value to more advanced students who seek to read in greater depth on individual topics. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Lower-division undergraduates and above; faculty and general readers.” (D. P. Genereux, Choice, Vol. 54 (10), June, 2017)


Table of contents (26 chapters)

Table of contents (26 chapters)

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eBook $69.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Science of Human Evolution
Book Subtitle
Getting it Right
Authors
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-41585-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-41585-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-41584-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-82389-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 220
Number of Illustrations
5 b/w illustrations, 43 illustrations in colour
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