Biological Anthropology

Author: Michael Alan Park

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages

ISBN: 9780767425940

Category: Social Science

Page: 485

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This concise introduction to biological (physical) anthropology discusses the core areas of the discipline within a unique framework modeled on the scientific method. Each chapter poses questions that get at the heart of the field, answers them, and then re-examines them in the same way that scientists generate and test hypotheses.
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Introduction to Physical Anthropology

Author: Robert Jurmain,Lynn Kilgore,Wenda Trevathan,Russell L. Ciochon,Eric Bartelink

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1337515914

Category: Social Science

Page: 592

View: 741

INTRODUCTION TO PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY, presents the most up-to-date, balanced, and comprehensive introduction to the field, combining an engaging writing style and compelling visual content to bring the study of physical anthropology to life for today's students. With a focus on the big picture of human evolution, the 15th Edition helps students master the basic principles of the subject and arrive at an understanding of the human species and its place in the biological world. It continues to keep pace with changes in the field, with new material on genetic technology and other topics reflecting recent scientific findings, including recent fossil discoveries as well as ancient DNA research on Neanderthals, Denisovans, and modern humans. 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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Dancing Skeletons

Life and Death in West Africa, 20th Anniversary Edition

Author: Katherine A. Dettwyler

Publisher: Waveland Press

ISBN: 1478611588

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

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One of the most widely used ethnographies published in the last twenty years, this Margaret Mead Award winner has been used as required reading at more than 600 colleges and universities. This personal account by a biocultural anthropologist illuminates not-soon-forgotten messages involving the sobering aspects of fieldwork among malnourished children in West Africa. With nutritional anthropology at its core, Dancing Skeletons presents informal, engaging, and oftentimes dramatic stories that relate the author’s experiences conducting research on infant feeding and health in Mali. Through fascinating vignettes and honest, vivid descriptions, Dettwyler explores such diverse topics as ethnocentrism, culture shock, population control, breastfeeding, child care, the meaning of disability and child death in different cultures, female circumcision, women’s roles in patrilineal societies, the dangers of fieldwork, and facing emotionally draining realities. Readers will laugh and cry as they meet the author’s friends and informants, follow her through a series of encounters with both peri-urban and rural Bambara culture, and struggle with her as she attempts to reconcile her very different roles as objective ethnographer, subjective friend, and mother in the field. The 20th Anniversary Edition includes a 13-page “Q&A with the Author” in which Dettwyler responds to typical questions she has received individually from students who have been assigned Dancing Skeletons as well as audience questions at lectures on various campuses. The new 23-page “Update on Mali, 2013” chapter is a factual update about economic and health conditions in Mali as well as a brief summary of the recent political unrest.
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Exploring Physical Anthropology: A Lab Manual and Workbook

Author: Suzanne Walker-Pacheco

Publisher: Morton Publishing Company

ISBN: 161731112X

Category: Social Science

Page: 432

View: 6041

This lab manual enables a hands-on approach to learning about the evolutionary processes that resulted in humans through the use of numerous examples and exercises. It offers solid grounding in the main areas of an introductory physical anthropology lab course: genetics, evolutionary forces, human osteology, forensic anthropology, comparative/functional skeletal anatomy, primate behavior, paeloanthroplogy, and now, in this new edition, modern human biological variation.
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The Infographic Resume: How to Create a Visual Portfolio that Showcases Your Skills and Lands the Job

Author: Hannah Morgan

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071825622

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

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The STANDOUT guide to creating a stunning resume Applying for a job used to require two pieces of paper: a resume and an application. Times have changed. Infographic resumes are in, and they’re not just for designers. Free online tools are popping up every day to help anyone create a dynamic, visual resume—adding panache without sacrificing substance for style. The Infographic Resume provides essential tips and ideas for how to create visual resumes and portfolios that will make you stand out from the crowd. Richly illustrated in full color and including lots of inspiring examples, the book will teach you how to: Create a powerful digital presence and develop the right digital content for your goals Build your self-brand and manage your online reputation Showcase your best work online Grab a hiring manager’s attention in seconds Packed with dynamic infographics, visual resumes, and other creative digital portfolios, The Infographic Resume reveals the most effective tools, eye-catching strategies, and best practices to position yourself for any job in any kind of business. “In today’s free-agent economy, The Infographic Resume is a must for anyone looking to stand out among the competition.” — Sharlyn Lauby, president of ITM Group, Inc. “If you’re on the market, you need to read this book and follow its guidance immediately.” — Alexandra Levit , author of Blind Spots
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Strangers from a Different Shore

A History of Asian Americans (Updated and Revised)

Author: Professor of Ethnic Studies Ronald Takaki,Ronald Takaki

Publisher: eBookIt.com

ISBN: 1456611070

Category: History

Page: 591

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In an extraordinary blend of narrative history, personal recollection, & oral testimony, the author presents a sweeping history of Asian Americans. He writes of the Chinese who laid tracks for the transcontinental railroad, of plantation laborers in the canefields of Hawaii, of "picture brides" marrying strangers in the hope of becoming part of the American dream. He tells stories of Japanese Americans behind the barbed wire of U.S. internment camps during World War II, Hmong refugees tragically unable to adjust to Wisconsin's alien climate & culture, & Asian American students stigmatized by the stereotype of the "model minority." This is a powerful & moving work that will resonate for all Americans, who together make up a nation of immigrants from other shores.
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Human Biological Diversity

Author: Daniel E. Brown

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317347803

Category: Social Science

Page: 360

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This text is intended for the sophomore level course in human variation/human biology taught in anthropology departments. It may also serve as a supplementary text in introductory physical anthropology courses. In addition to covering the standard topics for the course, it features contemporary topics in human biology such as the Human Genome Project, genetic engineering, the effects of stress, obesity and pollution.
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Roundtable Viewpoints: Physical Anthropology

Author: Elvio Angeloni,Mari Pritchard Parker,Lauren Arenson

Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Dushkin

ISBN: 9780073515151

Category: Social Science

Page: 560

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ROUNDTABLE VIEWPOINTS: PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY offers varying perspectives on important issues and provides readers with balanced and fair coverage of a topic to form their own opinion or to support their research. This reader is designed to address a number of different issues regarding physical anthropology. Each issue question is relevant to the topic and guides readers through the readings. The controversy and different views among the captivating readings is readily apparent to the reader and stimulates discussion. The 3-5 selections per issue are current, culled from a variety of sources, and relate to the most popular issues surrounding the topic. In addition to the issue questions and selections, ROUNDTABLE VIEWPOINTS: PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY includes an issue introduction; summary/overview; highlights; critical thinking; challenge questions; and additional reading and/or websites.
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Administrative Assistant's and Secretary's Handbook

Author: James Stroman,Kevin Wilson,Jennifer Wauson

Publisher: AMACOM

ISBN: 0814417612

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 560

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An administrative professional’s job requires a diverse range of abilities. From managing schedules, coordinating meetings, and fielding calls to planning events, deciphering legal documents, and creating PowerPoint presentations, today’s administrative assistants are expected to effortlessly and efficiently juggle it all. Professionals looking to improve their performance—and enhance their value to employers—should turn to the fourth edition of Administrative Assistant’s and Secretary’s Handbook. With 250 pages of new or completely revised material, the handbook provides thorough, practical instruction on: Web conferencing • Creating graphics, charts, and presentations • Microsoft Office 2010 • Business math • Managing e-mail and schedules with Outlook • Organizing computer files • Research skills • Time management • Customer service skills • Troubleshooting computer problems • Event planning • and much more. Administrative jobs are constantly changing, but with the latest edition of this best-selling guide, professionals everywhere can stay ahead of the curve.
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Expert Resumes for Teachers and Educators

Author: Wendy S. Enelow,Louise Kursmark

Publisher: Jist Works

ISBN: 9781593578121

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

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This collection of resumes and cover letters is aimed at teachers at all levels, educational administrators, and other educators and trainers. The book gives strategies as well as 180 pages of sample resumes for teachers and educators. The authors present sound resume and cover letter writing advice, including an all new chapter on how to create and use an electronic resume. The appendix includes Internet resources for an effective online job search.
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The Everything Resume Book

Create a winning resume that stands out from the crowd

Author: Nancy Schuman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1605502049

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

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A resume is like the first thirty seconds of a blind date-one with a prospective employer. That's all the time you have to get a hiring authority's attention and-hopefully-an interview. A bad resume will absolutely eliminate you from the competition. Building a strong resume is the single most important step in landing a new job. The Everything Resume Book, 3rd Edition is your one-stop resource for crafting a resume that will highlight your skills and experience to get you the job you want. This hands-on guide offers helpful hints on format and presentation and includes the most up-to-date guidelines for using the Internet in your job search. This completely revised and updated edition includes new information on: Job boards and the best Web resources for job seekers Using resumes as a personal brand The advantages and disadvantages of video resumes Social networking sites in the job search Generation gap issues relating to resumes Resume blogs Bursting with more than 100 sample resumes for a wide range of professions, this guide contains the information you need to command a prospective employer's attention and score that all-important interview.
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I Gave A Gonski

Selected Speeches

Author: David Gonski

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0857979779

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 208

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David Gonski, businessman, philanthropist and patron of the arts, is one of Australia's most successful people, whose name has passed into the language as the author of the Gonski report into education funding. In this collection of mostly unpublished speeches, he writes for the first time about the issues he feels passionately about - everything from the importance of philanthropy to why we need more women on boards, from why better education funding is of such critical importance to our nation to what makes a good chairman or company director. He also provides a glimpse into the man behind the name, as he recounts the story of his parents' arrival in Australia from South Africa in the context of a deeply felt piece on whether Australia really is the land of the fair go, as his parents dreamed it would be. Sure to stimulate some lively conversations, this is a rigorous, thoughtful and accessible examination of some of the important issues in Australian society.
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Resumes, Cover Letters, Networking, and Interviewing

Author: Clifford W. Eischen,Lynn A. Eischen

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1133713033

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 128

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This practical resume-building and employment guide takes readers step-by-step through the process of crafting a polished resume and developing strong interview techniques. It is the only resume manual on the market specifically geared toward those who enter the job market with a two-year degree, although it is equally applicable to four-year graduates. Numerous examples allow readers to develop a resume that best suits their career goals, and information on electronic resume formatting and delivery prepares readers to use today's online resources in their employment search. The guide also provides a direct, simplified approach to the entire employment process by discussing employment databases, cover letters, networking, and job applications. 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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The "Dare to Be Yourself" Guide for Getting Into the Best Colleges for You

Author: Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 1402263333

Category: Study Aids

Page: 272

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"Admission Possible "doesn't just describe college admissions--it shows exactly what to say and do every step along the way from freshman through senior year of high school, using fully illustrated examples and checklists.
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Best Resumes for College Students and New Grads

Jump-Start Your Career!

Author: Louise Kursmark

Publisher: Jist Works

ISBN: 9781593578879

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 234

View: 726

Discusses skills and attributes that are valuable in the workplace, provides tips on job searching and writing cover letters and râesumâes, and offers sample râesumâes for different categories of people.
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Slam Dunk Resumes-- that Score Every Time!

Author: Steven Provenzano

Publisher: VGM Career Books

ISBN: 9780844281919

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 171

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Suggests a philosophy for writing successful resumes, tells what information to include, and discusses design, cover letters, and resource materials
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International Dimensions of Organizational Behavior

Author: Nancy J. Adler,Allison Gundersen

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0324360746

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 416

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The world of organizations is no longer defined by national boundaries. INTERNATIONAL DIMENSIONS OF ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR breaks down the conceptual, theoretical, and practical boundaries limiting our ability to understand and work with people in countries and cultures around the world. Adler's hallmark approach views global complexity as neither unpredictable nor random; rather, she demonstrates that variations across cultures and their impacts on organizations follow systematic, predictable patterns. The authors' blend of substance and readability--including a wealth of research and examples from around the world--results in a text that is authoritative and richly detailed. 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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