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Anthropology: What Does It Mean to Be Human? 2nd Edition

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ISBN-10: 0195392876
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"I truly love this book. It treats all of the essential elements of an overview course in a sophisticated style with an abundance of maps and photographs." --Rosalyn Howard, University of Central Florida

"More than any I have used, this text parallels the way in which I structure my introductory course. It is easy to read, has excellent chapter summaries, and the color photographs and drawings are much more engaging than those in other texts that I've used." --Charles Riggs, Fort Lewis College

"This is the only anthropology text I have encountered that provides just about the right amount of fact, theory, and examples." --Mary Theresa Bonhage-Freund, Alma College

About the Author


Robert H. Lavenda is Professor of Anthropology and Co-chair of the Department of Anthropology at St. Cloud State University. Emily A. Schultz is Professor of Anthropology at St. Cloud State University.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 528 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press; 2 edition (December 7, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0195392876
  • ISBN-13: 978-0195392876
  • Product Dimensions: 10.9 x 0.8 x 8.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #49,643 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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As an anthropology professor, this is my preferred textbook for a 4-field introductory course. Its academic sophistication, length, and comparatively low price merit serious consideration. I've written a full review--with links to content and commentaries--at my Living Anthropologically blog.
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This was my Anthropology 101 textbook. Usually I hate reading textbooks, but this wasn't so bad at all. It read very easily and quickly and covered the concepts in a very simple, direct way. I didn't have to spend hours reading the assigned chapter, and was usually able to read a chapter in about twenty minutes. I have a friend who read this book just for fun, which is quite the praise for a textbook.
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bought it for class... cures insomnia... was fine for what it was which was for a class that I needed to take to get my degree so in that regard it did an awesome job.
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By Zoi on April 25, 2014
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I recommend this book to Anthropology students. It just does not have a good variety of words in the glossary.
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The book is well written, not too dry and definitely packs enough information in. The pictures are great and overall I can see why my professor picked this textbook to teach from.
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By Yiran.Zhao on November 12, 2013
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fantestic! just the cover is a little wrinkled. Not a big deal. Just great! and fast! You deserve this book!
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