Wiley–Blackwell Encyclopedia of Human Evolution

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  • 1056 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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This reprint of Bernard Wood's best–selling 2–volume encyclopedia is now available as a single–volume paperback. It is ideal for grad students and individual researchers wanting to purchase their own desk copy of this comprehensive work.

This comprehensive A to Z encyclopedia provides extensive coverage of important scientific terms related to improving our understanding of how we evolved. Specifically, the 5,000 entries cover evidence and methods used to investigate the relationships among the living great apes, evidence about what makes the behavior of modern humans distinctive, and evidence about the evolutionary history of that distinctiveness, as well as information about modern methods used to trace the recent evolutionary history of modern human populations. This text provides a resource for everyone studying the emergence of Homo sapiens.

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Contributors vii

Editor

Executive Editor

Assistant Executive Editor

Senior Editorial Assistant

Editorial Assistant

Associate Editors

Advisory Editors

Section and Topic Editors

Contributors

Foreword by Francisco J. Ayala xi

Preface xviii

Acknowledgments xxi

Topic Entry List xxiii

List of Abbreviations lxxvii

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References i

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