Shared by:MojoYugen

An Evolutionary Perspective - Barbara J. King

Written by
Format: MP3
Unabridged

In this course, award-winning teacher and scholar, Barbara J. King (William and Mary University) delves into the story of how, why, where, and when we became human.

These lectures will help you understand the forces that have shaped, and continue to shape, our species.

“An evolutionary perspective on human behavior,” notes Dr. King, “results in more than just knowledge about dates and sites when and where specific evolutionary milestones likely occurred.”

“It is also a window on the past and future of our species. An entirely new way of thinking comes into focus when we consider the human species within an evolutionary perspective.”

A Century of Scholarship

While covering these subjects in this 24-lecture series, Dr. King synthesizes the best that more than a century of scientific scholarship has to offer across a variety of disciplines.

Biological anthropologists study primate anatomy and behavior both to understand evolution and to learn more about our common ancestor.

Biological anthropologists are joined by molecular anthropologists to better understand hominids by studying fossils, ancient skeletal remains, and lifestyle information such as cave art and stone tools.

Case Studies that Clarify Evolution and Its Power

Dr. King begins by explaining key mechanisms through which evolution functions, citing famous and definitive case studies that demonstrate these forces.

In one such landmark study, for example, biologists Peter and Rosemary Grant returned to the Galapagos Islands more than 100 years after Darwin’s first voyage to conduct research on island finches.

In 1977, a drought-induced scarcity of soft, edible seeds brought forth in the very next generation a population of finches with larger, stronger beaks capable of crushing larger, tougher seeds.

Extraordinarily, in 1985, heavy rains produced a surplus of softer seeds, and natural selection produced a succeeding generation of the smaller-beaked variety.

Evolution had occurred in two different directions within a decade. This “natural selection” is the theoretical tool of evolution, which helps us make sense of these facts.

Why Evolution Remains Important to Us Today

Perhaps the greatest measure of this theory’s power is its relevance to our lives today.

- Did you know that the gene which causes sickle cell anemia must be inherited from both parents to cause the disease but the disease does not occur when only a single gene is inherited?

- Or that the single gene, in fact, affords protection from malaria?
Or that race, a category so securely ingrained in our consciousness, is practically meaningless in biological terms?

- Or how to evaluate the claim that a gene can be responsible for a certain personality trait?

A Glimpse Into Our Selected Primate Heritage

With an understanding of the basic mechanisms of evolutionary change in hand, the course looks at how our ancient primate ancestors adapted.

Consider the anatomical features we share with monkeys, great apes, and other primates. Our large brains, grasping hands, and forward-facing eyes allowing us to perceive depth are critical to the way we function in the world.

Yet the fossil record tells us that some 70 million years ago these distinctive primate features did not exist.

What caused the first primates to emerge from existing mammalian populations?

One proposed solution was that the appearance of insects living in the lower canopies of trees offered a plentiful food resource to those species adapted to procure it. Could depth perception and grasping ability have provided an advantage here, and hence been naturally selected?

This is the function of biological anthropology: confronting the facts, then suggesting and testing possibilities.

A Course as Much About the Present as the Past

With so much of evolutionary history taken up with the past, the insights gained in these lectures may tempt you to add questions of your own:

- Is human evolution still a force in today’s world?
Hasn’t our modern, mobile culture rendered evolution irrelevant?

- In fact, human evolution is a stronger force than ever, interacting with human culture in complex ways.

Issues such as obesity, AIDS, and genetics are all discussed. And you may well find these lectures opening your eyes to the extraordinary ways in which the biological power of natural selection is still at work in the world today.

Course Lecture Titles
1. What is Biological Anthropology?
2. How Evolution Works
3. The Debate Over Evolution
4. Matter Arising—New Species
5. Prosimians, Monkeys, and Apes
6. Monkey and Ape Social Behavior
7. The Mind of the Great Ape
8. Models for Human Ancestors?
9. Introducing the Hominids
10. Lucy and Company
11. Stones and Bones
12. Out of Africa
13. Who Were the Neandertals?
14. Did Hunting Make Us Human?
15. The Prehistory of Gender
16. Modern Human Anatomy and Behavior
17. On the Origins of Homo sapiens
18. Language
19. Do Human Races Exist?
20. Modern Human Variation
21. Body Fat, Diet, and Obesity
22. The Body and Mind Evolving
23. Tyranny of the Gene?
24. Evolution and Our Future

Announce URL:
This Torrent also has several backup trackers
Tracker: udp://tracker.open-internet.nl:6969/announce
Tracker: udp://tracker.opentrackr.org:1337/announce
Tracker: udp://tracker.tiny-vps.com:6969/announce
Tracker: udp://tracker.vanitycore.co:6969/announce
Tracker: udp://tracker.torrent.eu.org:451/announce
Tracker: http://tracker.internetwarriors.net:1337/announce
Tracker: http://tracker.vanitycore.co:6969/announce
Tracker: http://retracker.telecom.by/announce
Tracker: udp://tracker.leechers-paradise.org:6969
Tracker: udp://tracker.coppersurfer.tk:6969
Tracker: http://retracker.telecom.by:80/announce
Creation Date: Tue, 27 Nov 2018 07:57:39 -0500
This is a Multifile Torrent
01 - Biological Anthropology–An Evolotionary Perspective.mp3 2.52 MBs
02 - Biological Anthropology–An Evolotionary Perspective.mp3 5.29 MBs
03 - Biological Anthropology–An Evolotionary Perspective.mp3 5.99 MBs
04 - Biological Anthropology–An Evolotionary Perspective.mp3 5.35 MBs
05 - Biological Anthropology–An Evolotionary Perspective.mp3 5.59 MBs
06 - Biological Anthropology–An Evolotionary Perspective.mp3 5.58 MBs
07 - Biological Anthropology–An Evolotionary Perspective.mp3 4.61 MBs
08 - Biological Anthropology–An Evolotionary Perspective.mp3 4.57 MBs
09 - Biological Anthropology–An Evolotionary Perspective.mp3 4.56 MBs
10 - Biological Anthropology–An Evolotionary Perspective.mp3 4.91 MBs
11 - Biological Anthropology–An Evolotionary Perspective.mp3 4.72 MBs
12 - Biological Anthropology–An Evolotionary Perspective.mp3 4.58 MBs
13 - Biological Anthropology–An Evolotionary Perspective.mp3 5.21 MBs
14 - Biological Anthropology–An Evolotionary Perspective.mp3 4.71 MBs
15 - Biological Anthropology–An Evolotionary Perspective.mp3 4.08 MBs
16 - Biological Anthropology–An Evolotionary Perspective.mp3 4.66 MBs
17 - Biological Anthropology–An Evolotionary Perspective.mp3 5.1 MBs
18 - Biological Anthropology–An Evolotionary Perspective.mp3 4.38 MBs
19 - Biological Anthropology–An Evolotionary Perspective.mp3 5.16 MBs
20 - Biological Anthropology–An Evolotionary Perspective.mp3 4.29 MBs
21 - Biological Anthropology–An Evolotionary Perspective.mp3 4.63 MBs
22 - Biological Anthropology–An Evolotionary Perspective.mp3 4.67 MBs
23 - Biological Anthropology–An Evolotionary Perspective.mp3 4.4 MBs
24 - Biological Anthropology–An Evolotionary Perspective.mp3 5.04 MBs
25 - Biological Anthropology–An Evolotionary Perspective.mp3 4.64 MBs
26 - Biological Anthropology–An Evolotionary Perspective.mp3 4.74 MBs
27 - Biological Anthropology–An Evolotionary Perspective.mp3 4.76 MBs
28 - Biological Anthropology–An Evolotionary Perspective.mp3 4.11 MBs
29 - Biological Anthropology–An Evolotionary Perspective.mp3 4.57 MBs
30 - Biological Anthropology–An Evolotionary Perspective.mp3 4.74 MBs
31 - Biological Anthropology–An Evolotionary Perspective.mp3 4.79 MBs
32 - Biological Anthropology–An Evolotionary Perspective.mp3 4.46 MBs
33 - Biological Anthropology–An Evolotionary Perspective.mp3 4.65 MBs
34 - Biological Anthropology–An Evolotionary Perspective.mp3 4.39 MBs
35 - Biological Anthropology–An Evolotionary Perspective.mp3 4.91 MBs
36 - Biological Anthropology–An Evolotionary Perspective.mp3 4.51 MBs
37 - Biological Anthropology–An Evolotionary Perspective.mp3 4.43 MBs
38 - Biological Anthropology–An Evolotionary Perspective.mp3 4.89 MBs
39 - Biological Anthropology–An Evolotionary Perspective.mp3 5.12 MBs
40 - Biological Anthropology–An Evolotionary Perspective.mp3 4.42 MBs
41 - Biological Anthropology–An Evolotionary Perspective.mp3 4.61 MBs
42 - Biological Anthropology–An Evolotionary Perspective.mp3 4.42 MBs
43 - Biological Anthropology–An Evolotionary Perspective.mp3 4.58 MBs
44 - Biological Anthropology–An Evolotionary Perspective.mp3 5.14 MBs
45 - Biological Anthropology–An Evolotionary Perspective.mp3 4.65 MBs
46 - Biological Anthropology–An Evolotionary Perspective.mp3 4.27 MBs
47 - Biological Anthropology–An Evolotionary Perspective.mp3 4.16 MBs
48 - Biological Anthropology–An Evolotionary Perspective.mp3 4.84 MBs
49 - Biological Anthropology–An Evolotionary Perspective.mp3 4.95 MBs
50 - Biological Anthropology–An Evolotionary Perspective.mp3 4.6 MBs
51 - Biological Anthropology–An Evolotionary Perspective.mp3 4.12 MBs
52 - Biological Anthropology–An Evolotionary Perspective.mp3 4.45 MBs
53 - Biological Anthropology–An Evolotionary Perspective.mp3 4.6 MBs
54 - Biological Anthropology–An Evolotionary Perspective.mp3 5.5 MBs
55 - Biological Anthropology–An Evolotionary Perspective.mp3 4.77 MBs
56 - Biological Anthropology–An Evolotionary Perspective.mp3 4.54 MBs
57 - Biological Anthropology–An Evolotionary Perspective.mp3 4.76 MBs
58 - Biological Anthropology–An Evolotionary Perspective.mp3 4.67 MBs
59 - Biological Anthropology–An Evolotionary Perspective.mp3 4.12 MBs
60 - Biological Anthropology–An Evolotionary Perspective.mp3 4.48 MBs
61 - Biological Anthropology–An Evolotionary Perspective.mp3 4.43 MBs
62 - Biological Anthropology–An Evolotionary Perspective.mp3 4.22 MBs
63 - Biological Anthropology–An Evolotionary Perspective.mp3 4.75 MBs
64 - Biological Anthropology–An Evolotionary Perspective.mp3 4.38 MBs
65 - Biological Anthropology–An Evolotionary Perspective.mp3 5.05 MBs
66 - Biological Anthropology–An Evolotionary Perspective.mp3 4.66 MBs
67 - Biological Anthropology–An Evolotionary Perspective.mp3 4.76 MBs
68 - Biological Anthropology–An Evolotionary Perspective.mp3 4.94 MBs
69 - Biological Anthropology–An Evolotionary Perspective.mp3 5.21 MBs
70 - Biological Anthropology–An Evolotionary Perspective.mp3 4.88 MBs
71 - Biological Anthropology–An Evolotionary Perspective.mp3 3.68 MBs
72 - Biological Anthropology–An Evolotionary Perspective.mp3 4.42 MBs
Combined File Size: 336.37 MBs
Piece Size: 1 MB
Comment: Updated by AudioBook Bay
Info Hash: 19a69383f59c0d256eeb78ff080337da065ab43e
Torrent Download: Torrent Free Downloads
Tips: Sometimes the torrent health info isn’t accurate, so you can download the file and check it out or try the following downloads.
Direct Download: Download Files Now
Tips: You could try out alternative bittorrent clients.
Secured Download: Start Anonymous Download
AD: