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How Humans Evolved [Paperback]

Robert Boyd , Joan B. Silk
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16 Nov 2012 0393912272 978-0393912272 6th Revised edition
How Humans Evolved remains the most up-to-date, forward-looking book in physical anthropology. Through a unique and balanced blend of evolutionary theory, population genetics, and behavioral ecology, the authors move beyond merely describing anthropological finds to showing students the big picture about how humans lived in the past and why they have evolved into the people they are today. The fully revised and updated Sixth Edition offers the best of current research, including important new coverage of Ardipithecus, the Neanderthal genome, early complex tool-making and symbolic behavior, and much more."

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  • Paperback: 416 pages
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Co.; 6th Revised edition edition (16 Nov 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0393912272
  • ISBN-13: 978-0393912272
  • Product Dimensions: 27.4 x 21.6 x 1.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 2.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 405,402 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointed by ebook. 23 May 2013
By Tasha
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Although this product satisfies its description and the content is useful, it is easy to say that I was disappointed. On searching many an hour for the paperback version of this book, I could not find a copy that would arrive in a short time. I eventually found this item and although it said ebook I was confused over the addition of 'paperback' and so bought this copy in the hopes that it would also contain a book version, based on the ridiculous price. My assumptions however were wrong and all that arrived was a piece of card with a number for registration of the book. Once I revealed the number there was no turning back and I could not return the item.

This product was hugely expensive and I believe it to be quite a rip off. Usually when you purchase a book you have it until you sell it on or perhaps return it. This ebook however I do not get to keep. It has a date on it for 5 months time where upon I will no longer be able to read the book, something i find ridiculous when I have spend 60 on it! This ebook also cannot be further passed on or sold - a terrific waste of money!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Really like this textbook. 12 Feb 2013
By Sola - Published on Amazon.com
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Very thorough overview of human evolution from proto-primates up to modern man, in an accessible format. It's even kind of goofy and funny in spots, which is always a nice trick. We were able to get through the whole book in a single semester.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good book. 31 Dec 2013
By Isha Patel - Published on Amazon.com
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It's a decent book for an anthropology class. The only complaint I have is the way the book is organized but it teaches the material which is what you basically hope it does anyway.
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4.0 out of 5 stars School Textbook 18 Nov 2013
By Jonathan Romero - Published on Amazon.com
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Just bought it for school. It satisfies my needs. Nothing much more than that but much cheaper than the bookstore
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5.0 out of 5 stars Human Evolution 25 Mar 2013
By Clarence Williams - Published on Amazon.com
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The very best treatment of human evolution on the marketplace. If this is not the primary text for college freshmen, you're using the wrong text. While simplified in some areas, there is ample treatment of the many anthropological and behavioral theories applying to humans that the graduate student can easily go beyond Boyd and Silk's necessarily condensed presentation. My new copy is already well worn for all the times I use it as a quick reference.
5.0 out of 5 stars Above and beyond. 10 Jun 2014
By Chris Powell - Published on Amazon.com
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My book got here exceptionally quick. Perfect for me because my class had already started. There was actually a note on the order sheet saying "good luck with class!", I thought the extra touch was really nice.
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