Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Human Evolution

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Bernard Wood
Wiley, 21 мар. 2011 г. - Всего страниц: 1264
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This comprehensive A to Z encyclopedia provides extensive coverageof important scientific terms related to improving ourunderstanding of how we evolved. Specifically, the 5,000 entries inthis two-volume set cover evidence and methods used to investigatethe relationships among the living great apes, evidence about whatmakes the behavior of modern humans distinctive, and evidence aboutthe evolutionary history of that distinctiveness, as well asinformation about modern methods used to trace the recentevolutionary history of modern human populations. This textprovides a resource for everyone studying the emergence of Homosapiens.

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Bernard Wood is the University Professor of Human Origins in the Department of Anthropology at George Washington University, and Adjunct Senior Scientist at the National Museum of Natural History, the Smithsonian Institution. He is a medically-qualified paleoanthropologist who moved into full-time academic life in 1972. He holds the degrees of B.Sc., M.D., Ph.D., and D.Sc. from The University of London. In 1982 he was appointed to the S.A. Courtauld Chair of Anatomy in The University of London, and in 1985 he moved to the Derby Chair of Anatomy and to the Chairmanship of the Department of Human Anatomy and Cell Biology at the University of Liverpool. He was appointed the Dean of The University of Liverpool Medical School in 1995 and served as Dean until his move to Washington in the fall of 1997.When he was still a medical student he joined Richard Leakey's first expedition to what was then Lake Rudolf in 1968 and he has remained associated with that research group, and pursued research in paleoanthropology, ever since. His research centers on increasing our understanding of human evolutionary history by developing and improving the ways we analyze the hominid fossil record. He is the author of numerous publications and Director of the Center for the Advanced Study of Hominid Paleobiology at GWU.

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