By H. James Birx
21st Century Anthropology: A Reference Handbook highlights crucial issues, matters, questions, and debates any pupil acquiring a level within the box of anthropology should have mastered for effectiveness within the twenty first century. This two-volume set presents undergraduate majors with an authoritative reference resource that serves their examine wishes with extra specified info than encyclopedia entries yet in a transparent, obtainable type, with out jargon, pointless element or density.
- Emphasizes key curricular themes, making it important for college students learning for time period papers, getting ready for GREs, or contemplating issues for a senior thesis, graduate measure, or career.
- Comprehensive, providing complete insurance of key subthemes and subfields in the self-discipline, similar to utilized anthropology, archaeology and paleontology, sociocultural anthropology, evolution, linguistics, actual and organic anthropology, primate stories, and more.
- Offers uniform bankruptcy constitution so scholars can simply find key info, inside of those sections: advent, concept, tools, purposes, comparability, destiny instructions, precis, Bibliography & feedback for additional interpreting, and go References.
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