The Essence of Anthropology

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Authors : William A. Haviland; Harald E.L. Prins; Dana Walrath; Bunny McBride


416 Pages  Paperback 

4th Edition  |  Previous Editions: 2013, 2007

©2016, Published

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THE ESSENCE OF ANTHROPOLOGY features an experienced and diverse author team with expertise in all subfields of anthropology. With an eye to visual and written clarity, the authors present anthropology from an integrated, holistic perspective. They use three unifying themes as a framework to tie the ... more


Visual Counterpoints provide students with opportunities to compare and contrast illustrative material, as well as to think critically about what they see in the world.

Learning objectives under the heading "In this chapter you will learn to..." give students a tangible grip on the material to be c... more

New to this Edition

Data and examples have been updated throughout the text, less relevant material trimmed or cut, and the writing refined to make it all the more clear, lively, and engaging.

More current examples better engage students and enable them to see the world through an anthropological lens.

Each chapter o... more