The Human Career

Human Biological and Cultural Origins, Third Edition

Author: Richard G. Klein

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022602752X

Category: Social Science

Page: 1024

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Since its publication in 1989, The Human Career has proved to be an indispensable tool in teaching human origins. This substantially revised third edition retains Richard G. Klein’s innovative approach while showing how cumulative discoveries and analyses over the past ten years have significantly refined our knowledge of human evolution. Klein chronicles the evolution of people from the earliest primates through the emergence of fully modern humans within the past 200,000 years. His comprehensive treatment stresses recent advances in knowledge, including, for example, ever more abundant evidence that fully modern humans originated in Africa and spread from there, replacing the Neanderthals in Europe and equally archaic people in Asia. With its coverage of both the fossil record and the archaeological record over the 2.5 million years for which both are available, The Human Career demonstrates that human morphology and behavior evolved together. Throughout the book, Klein presents evidence for alternative points of view, but does not hesitate to make his own position clear. In addition to outlining the broad pattern of human evolution, The Human Career details the kinds of data that support it. For the third edition, Klein has added numerous tables and a fresh citation system designed to enhance readability, especially for students. He has also included more than fifty new illustrations to help lay readers grasp the fossils, artifacts, and other discoveries on which specialists rely. With abundant references and hundreds of images, charts, and diagrams, this new edition is unparalleled in its usefulness for teaching human evolution.
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The Human Career , Human Biological and Cultural Origins, Third Edition

Anthropology, Anthropology

Author: CTI Reviews

Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

ISBN: 1467217891

Category: Education

Page: 406

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Facts101 is your complete guide to The Human Career , Human Biological and Cultural Origins, Third Edition. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.
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After Eden

The Evolution of Human Domination

Author: Kirkpatrick Sale

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822339380

Category: History

Page: 186

View: 7116

Sale asserts that vestiges of a more ecologically sound way of life do exist today, offering redemptive possibilities for ourselves and for the planet."--BOOK JACKET.
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Hauptwerke der Pädagogik

Durchgesehene und erweiterte Studienausgabe

Author: Winfried Böhm,Brigitta Fuchs,Sabine Seichter

Publisher: UTB

ISBN: 3825284646

Category: Education

Page: 518

View: 8366

Dieses Handbuch ersetzt fast eine Bibliothek: Wer sich mit der Geschichte der Pädagogik, ihren philosophischen Grundlagen oder den Klassikern pädagogischen Denkens vertraut machen will, wird zu diesem Kompendium greifen. Das von über 100 Fachleuten erarbeitete Lexikon ist ein Wegweiser zu den zentralen Werken der Pädagogik. Die über 180 vorgestellten Schlüsseltexte umfassen den Zeitraum von der Antike bis zur Gegenwart. Alle wichtigen Strömungen der Allgemeinen Pädagogik und ausgewählter Teilgebiete sind repräsentativ berücksichtigt. Jeder Eintrag informiert über Inhalt, Kontext und Rezeption des besprochenen Werkes. Gezielt ausgewählte Literaturhinweise zu jedem Titel ermöglichen das Weiterlesen und -forschen.
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The Human Story

Where We Come from and how We Evolved

Author: Charles Lockwood,Chris Stringer

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9781402757471

Category: Science

Page: 111

View: 5336

Anthropology professor Charles Lockwood tells the amazing story of human evolution in a concise and compelling introduction to all our ancestors and extinct relatives. He draws on the explosion of discoveries made over the past 20 years to demystify the fascinating cast of characters who hold the secret to our origins, and describes the main sites, individual fossils, key scientific breakthroughs, and latest research that have fed our knowledge. With the help of a rich assortment of photographs, reconstructions, and maps, Lockwood takes us from the earliest hominins, who date back six or seven million years ago, to contemporary homo sapiens, providing the basic facts about each species: what it looked like, what it ate, how and when it lives, and how we know this information. Created in association with London’s Natural History Museum, this is a truly readable, up-to-date, well-illustrated, and user-friendly summary of the evidence as it stands today.
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Peace and War

Cross-Cultural Perspectives

Author: Mary Le Cron Foster,Robert A. Rubinstein

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9781412847209

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 369

View: 7690

Peace and War by Raymond Aron is one of the greatest books ever written on international relations. Aron's starting point is the state of nature that exists between nations, a condition that differs essentially from the civil state that holds within political communities. Ever keeping this brute fact about the life of nations in mind and ranging widely over political history and many disciplines, Aron develops the essential analytical tools to enable us to think clearly about the stakes and possibilities of international relations. In his first section, “Theory,” Aron shows that, while international relations can be mapped, and probabilities discerned, no closed, global “science” of international relations is anything more than a mirage. In the second part, “Sociology,” Aron studies the many ways various subpolitical forces influence foreign policy. He emphasizes that no rigorous determinism is at work: politics—and thus the need for prudent statesmanship—are inescapable in international relations. In part three, “History,” Aron offers a magisterial survey of the twentieth century. He looks at key developments that have had an impact on foreign policy and the emergence of what he calls “universal history,” which brings far-flung peoples into regular contact for the first time. In a final section, “Praxeology,” Aron articulates a normative theory of international relations that rejects both the bleak vision of the Machiavellians, who hold that any means are legitimate, and the naiveté of the idealists, who think foreign policy can be overcome. This new edition of Peace and War includes an informative introduction by Daniel J. Mahoney and Brian C. Anderson, situating Aron's thought in a new post-Cold War context, and evaluating his contribution to the study of politics and international relations.
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The Domestication of the Human Species

Author: Peter J. Wilson

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300050325

Category: Psychology

Page: 201

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In this exciting new book the author of Man, the Promising Primate takes domestication as the starting point for his continued inquiry into human evolution. Peter J. Wilson believes that the most radical and far-reaching innovation in human development was this settling down into a built environment, and he argues that it had a crucial effect on human psychology and social relations. His insights not only offer an enriched understanding of human behavior and human history but also point the way toward amendments to long-standing social theories.
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The Human Resource Professional's Career Guide

Building a Position of Strength

Author: Jeanne Palmer,Martha I. Finney

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780787975333

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 5385

Written by Jeanne Palmer, one of the superstars of HR recruitingand consulting, The Human Resource Professional’s CareerGuide is the first ever comprehensive look at the choices,challenges, and rewards of building a life’s work in HR.Whether you are new to the field or you are wondering how to bestleverage the value of all your experiences to make the next bigcareer leap, this book gives you all the information you need toknow to make smart career decisions. Based on JeannePalmer’s 30 years in HR, this book tells you how to Acquire the essential qualifications and experience thatexecutive recruiters and search committees look for Make the right choices today that will help spell successtomorrow Rise above past career missteps Ace senior-level job interviews Prepare yourself today for a future of opportunities youcan’t even imagine Be ready when your dream opportunity comes along
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The Last Lost World

Ice Ages, Human Origins, and the Invention of the Pleistocene

Author: Lydia Pyne,Stephen J. Pyne

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101583681

Category: Science

Page: 320

View: 2403

An enlightening investigation of the Pleistocene’s dual character as a geologic time—and as a cultural idea The Pleistocene is the epoch of geologic time closest to our own. It’s a time of ice ages, global migrations, and mass extinctions—of woolly rhinos, mammoths, giant ground sloths, and not least early species of Homo. It’s the world that created ours. But outside that environmental story there exists a parallel narrative that describes how our ideas about the Pleistocene have emerged. This story explains the place of the Pleistocene in shaping intellectual culture, and the role of a rapidly evolving culture in creating the idea of the Pleistocene and in establishing its dimensions. This second story addresses how the epoch, its Earth-shaping events, and its creatures, both those that survived and those that disappeared, helped kindle new sciences and a new origins story as the sciences split from the humanities as a way of looking at the past. Ultimately, it is the story of how the dominant creature to emerge from the frost-and-fire world of the Pleistocene came to understand its place in the scheme of things. A remarkable synthesis of science and history, The Last Lost World describes the world that made our modern one.
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Ancestors and Relatives

Genealogy, Identity, and Community

Author: Eviatar Zerubavel

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199912319

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

View: 3235

Genealogy has long been one of humanity's greatest obsessions. But with the rise of genetics, and increasing media attention to it through programs like Who Do You Think You Are? and Faces of America, we are now told that genetic markers can definitively tell us who we are and where we came from. The problem, writes Eviatar Zerubavel, is that biology does not provide us with the full picture. After all, he asks, why do we consider Barack Obama black even though his mother was white? Why did the Nazis believe that unions of Germans and Jews would produce Jews rather than Germans? In this provocative book, he offers a fresh understanding of relatedness, showing that its social logic sometimes overrides the biological reality it supposedly reflects. In fact, rather than just biological facts, social traditions of remembering and classifying shape the way we trace our ancestors, identify our relatives, and delineate families, ethnic groups, nations, and species. Furthermore, genealogies are more than mere records of history. Drawing on a wide range of evidence, Zerubavel introduces such concepts as braiding, clipping, pasting, lumping, splitting, stretching, and pruning to shed light on how we manipulate genealogies to accommodate personal and collective agendas of inclusion and exclusion. Rather than simply find out who our ancestors were and identify our relatives, we actually construct the genealogical narratives that make them our ancestors and relatives. An eye-opening re-examination of our very notion of relatedness, Ancestors and Relatives offers a new way of understanding family, ethnicity, nationhood, race, and humanity.
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Vault Guide to Human Resources Careers

Author: Susan D. Strayer

Publisher: Vault Inc.

ISBN: 1581313691

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 179

View: 5146

The human resources (HR) profession has changed a great deal over the past 15 years. Once seen as only administrative, HR now plays a major role in helping organizations run better and employees become more satisfied. This Vault guide gives you the inside scoop on careers in HR, including recruiting, training and development, labor and employee relations, compensation and benefits and more.
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The Human Resource Professional

Tactics and Strategies for Career Success

Author: Paul G. Kaponya

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275937560

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 215

View: 7974

This first of its kind book addresses the very special tactics, strategies, and modes of behavior the human resource management function demands of those who want to succeed in a field that faces a work environment ruled by rapidly-changing technology, increased domestic and global competition, and an ever-changing work force. Not a book you merely read, it is a handbook that you will use at every step in your career. Paul Kaponya takes you on the unique human resources career track, with a thorough, no-nonsense look at your success gradient as a human resource professional--the personal action steps, methods, and performance propellants that enhance the achievement every human resource professional wants. This is a comprehensive and practical career advancement guide offering new ideas, tactics, and strategies for handling developing changes; for overcoming managerial inertia; for making choices that enhance your career; for concentrating your personal efforts on new activities that will strengthen employer-employee relationships; for improving your organization's competitive position domestically and globally; for integrating your human resources activity with the total infrastructure; for helping you to face and handle the To-Get-Along-Go-Along syndrome; and for addressing opportunities for upgrading your personal performance. This comprehensive practical career guide is for everyone from the seasoned human resource verterans who wish to check the status of their careers to the college student interested in the career aspect of this challenging field.
Posted in Business & Economics

Geschichte Afrikas

Author: John Iliffe

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 9783406463099

Category:

Page: 435

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The Human Services Internship: Getting the Most from Your Experience

Author: Pamela Myers Kiser

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305537483

Category: Psychology

Page: 384

View: 5940

An internship can be transformative, and this book helps you make sure that's the case. With THE HUMAN SERVICES INTERNSHIP: GETTING THE MOST FROM YOUR EXPERIENCE, 4th Edition as your guide, you'll make a meaningful connection between your classroom learning and fieldwork experience. This practical, hands-on text features a unique six-step model that guides you in enhancing self-awareness, integrating the knowledge and values of the profession, recognizing challenging and dissonant situations, decision-making, and follow-through. With exercises and activities designed to get you thinking reflectively about your day-to-day internship experiences right from the start, the author offers you tools to analyze and apply the lessons you've learned to your future career. Chapters focused on ethics, diversity, communication skills, stress management, and other key topics help you integrate your classroom knowledge with your experiences in the field. Supporting you through every stage of the internship process, the book explains what to expect at various points in the internship's development, offers tips for avoiding potential pitfalls, and includes examples of other students' experiences. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Culture and the Arts in Education

Critical Essays on Shaping Human Experience

Author: Ralph Alexander Smith

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 9780807746547

Category: Education

Page: 177

View: 5939

This collection of Ralph Smith's writings provides a comprehensive overview of his extraordinary contributions to understanding the importance of aesthetics in education. These essays record his lifelong efforts to construct a defensible rationale for the arts in general education and a workable curriculum for art education in our public schools (K-16). The topics covered range from liberal education to arts education, the relationship of art, aesthetics, and aesthetic education to teaching and curriculum, the arts and the humanities, and cultural diversity.
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Durchstarten zum Traumjob

Das ultimative Handbuch für Ein-, Um- und Aufsteiger

Author: Richard Nelson Bolles

Publisher: Campus Verlag

ISBN: 3593507617

Category: Law

Page: 344

View: 3731

"Die Bibel der Jobsuchenden" Die Zeit Richard Nelson Bolles zeigt in seinem Weltbestseller, welche Methoden der Jobsuche wirklich zum Erfolg führen, wie man im Jobinterview und in Gehaltsverhandlungen punktet und vieles mehr. Diese komplett überarbeitete Ausgabe wurde um wichtige Kapitel zum Umgang mit Social Media und Online-Bewerbungen ergänzt. Das Buch enthält zahlreiche Übungen und einen Anhang mit weiterführenden Adressen, Tipps und Informationen für Deutschland, Österreich und die Schweiz. "Dieses Buch ist und bleibt der ultimative Ratgeber für Wechselwillige in der Lebensmitte ebenso wie für Hochschulabsolventen und Berufseinsteiger. " New York Post
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Living with the Genie

Essays On Technology And The Quest For Human Mastery

Author: Alan Lightman,Daniel Sarewitz,Christina Desser

Publisher: Island Press

ISBN: 9781610910927

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

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"A group of remarkably penetrating, frank, and expert scientists, techno-wizards, activists, and writers raise provocative questions about what is gained and what is lost in a world enthralled by technology in this wonderfully soulful forum on life in the 'Wired World.' " -BOOKLIST Biotechnology, Cloning, Robotics, Nanotechnology... At a time when scientific and technological breakthroughs keep our eyes focused on the latest software upgrades or the newest cell-phone wizardry, a group of today's most innovative thinkers are looking beyond the horizon to explore both the promise and the peril of our technological future. Human ingenuity has granted us a world of unprecedented personal power -- enabling us to communicate instantaneously with anyone anywhere on the globe, to transport ourselves in both real and virtual worlds to distant places with ease, to fill our bellies with engineered commodities once available to only a privileged elite. Through our technologies, we have sought to free ourselves from the shackles of nature and become its master. Yet science and technology continually transform our experience and society in ways that often seem to be beyond our control. Today, different areas of research and innovation are advancing synergistically, multiplying the rate and magnitude of technological and societal change, with consequences that no one can predict. Living with the Genie explores the origins, nature, and meaning of such change, and our capacity to govern it. As the power of technology continues to accelerate, who, this book asks, will be the master of whom? In Living with the Genie, leading writers and thinkers come together to confront this question from many perspectives, including: Richard Powers's whimsical investigation of the limits of artificial intelligence; Philip Kitcher's confrontation of the moral implications of science; Richard Rhodes's exploration of the role of technology in reducing violence; Shiv Visvanathan's analysis of technology's genocidal potential; Lori Andrews's insights into the quest for human genetic enhancement; Alan Lightman's reflections on how technology changes the experience of our humanness. These and ten other provocative essays open the door to a new dialogue on how, in the quest for human mastery, technology may be changing what it means to be human, in ways we scarcely comprehend.
Posted in Social Science