205957188 – Anthropology (14th Edition) by Carol R. Ember
This fourteenth edition of Anthropology reflects both a new approach to the publication of the book and a thorough re-examination of the text itself. We retain our emphasis on the holistic four-field approach that we consider central to the discipline of anthropology and the important role of applied anthropology (called by some the fifth field of anthropology).
We have responded to reviewers’ desire to have more pedagogical material included in the text. In response we have added learning objectives to each chapter and have completely revised the end-of-chapter summary materials so that they give both a clear overview of the important material covered in the chapter and link that material back to the learning objectives. We also include more review and thought questions.
We have always tried to go beyond descriptions to explain not only what humans are and were like but also why they got to be that way, in all their variety. This edition is no different. An important part of updating the text is finding new explanations, and we try to communicate the necessity to evaluate these new explanations logically as well as on the basis of the available evidence. Throughout the book, we try to communicate that no idea, including ideas put forward in textbooks, should be accepted even tentatively without supporting tests that could have gone the other way.
Learning Objectives have been added to each chapter helping readers to focus on the material ahead. Chapter-ending summary materials have been completely revised to link back to the Learning Objectives presenting a more clear overview of the important material covered in the chapter.
Author: Carol R. Ember
Pub Date: 9/17/2014
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