30-Second Anthropology

The 50 most important ideas in the study of being human, each explained in half a minute

30-Second Anthropology The 50 most important ideas in the study of being human, each explained in half a minute
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Format: Hardback, 160 Pages
ISBN: 9781782405450
Publisher: Ivy Press
Series: 30 Second
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Who are we? What is it about our species that sets us apart from every other living creature, past and present, on this planet? These are perennially compelling questions about human evolution and development that continue to cudgel the best brains on earth. Anthropology seeks to understand the roots of our common humanity, the diversity of cultures and world-views, and the organisation of social relations and practices. If you only have 30 seconds, that is enough time – by reading this book – to meet the ancestors and master the basic ideas, personalities, controversies and future directions of the study of humankind.

The author

Simon Underdown is Senior Lecturer in Biological Anthropology at Oxford Brookes University. He teaches, researches and writes on human evolution, the effect of the environment on humans, palæoepidemeology, the relationship between biology and culture and the development of human intelligence. He regularly appears on radio and TV programmes discussing human evolution and the latest developments. He writes for the Guardian on contemporary issues in science, including climate change, creationism, religious belief and the use of human remains in research and also contributed book reviews to numerous publications, including History Today and the THES. A former Vice President of the Royal Anthropological Institute (2012–15) he was involved in designing the biological aspects of the A-Level in Anthropology.  He is currently Chair of the Society for the Study of Human Biology and a Research Associate of the School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography at the University of Oxford.

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Format: Hardback, 160 Pages
ISBN: 9781782405450
Illustrations: Full colour throughout
Size: 7.087 in x 9.055 in / 180 mm x 230 mm
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