Encyclopedia of Anthropology

Encyclopedia of Anthropology

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Sage Publications
This five-volume Encyclopedia of Anthropology is a unique collection of over 1,000 entries that focuses on topics in physical anthropology, archaeology, cultural anthropology, linguistics, and applied anthropology. Also included are relevant articles on geology, paleontology, biology, evolution, sociology, psychology, philosophy, and theology. The contributions are authored by over 250 internationally renowned experts, professors, and scholars from some of the most distinguished museums, universities, and institutes in the world. Special attention is given to human evolution, primate behavior, genetics, ancient civilizations, sociocultural theories, and the value of human language for symbolic communication.

Baker & Taylor
Collects 1,000 entries on the subfields on anthropology, including physical anthropology, archaeology, paleontology, linguistics, and evolution.

Book News
Arranged alphabetically this five-volume set presents some 1000 entries on topics from all the major subfields of anthropology: physical/biological anthropology, archaeology, cultural/social anthropology, linquistics, and applied anthropology. Other major themes covered by editor Birx (anthropology, Canisius College) and the contributors include biography, evolution, geology, paleontology, philosophy, psychology, religion/theology, sociology, and research/theoretical frameworks. Many of the entries provide biographical accounts of influential researchers and theorists. Others cover important anthropological concepts, issues, and subjects of inquiry, including such specific topics as Angkor Wat, ape biogeography, artificial intelligence, Aztec agriculture, biometrics, Coptic monasticism, cross-cultural research, social Darwinism, evolutionary epistemology, classification of language, cultural materialism, threats to orangutan survival, and Sumerian civilization, to give some sense of scope. Entries provide guides to further readings. Included in the final volume is a master bibliography and a comprehensive index. The set is illustrated with color photographs, drawings, graphs, and other materials. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage, c2006
Description: 5 v. : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm
ISBN: 9780761930297
Branch Call Number: 301 Enc
Additional Contributors: Birx, H. James.


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