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4th Edition

Human Adaptive Strategies
An Ecological Introduction to Anthropology

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ISBN 9781032407166
May 9, 2023 Forthcoming by Routledge
328 Pages 74 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This book introduces students to environmental and evolutionary anthropology, focusing on how humans adapt to their environment and how the environment shapes culture. It shows how cultures evolved within the context of their environment and how their methods of surviving in their environment have affected other aspects of their culture. Drawing mainly on anthropological case studies, the authors address immediate human concerns such as the costs and consequences of human energy requirements, environmental change and degradation, population pressure, social and economic equity, and planned and unplanned change. Impacts of increasingly rapid climatic change on equitable access to resources and issues of human rights are discussed throughout.

All chapters conclude with “Summary,” “Key Terms,” and “Suggested Readings.”

This book will serve as an ideal text for students in introductory anthropology, environmental anthropology, and cultural ecology courses.

Table of Contents

1. The Nature of Scientific Inquiry. 2. Human Ecology. 3. Foraging. 4. Horticulture. 5. Nomadic Pastoralism. 6. Intensive Agriculture. 7. Industrialized Agriculture. 8. Globalization.

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Daniel G. Bates Editor-in-Chief, Human Ecology: An Interdisciplinary Journal. Emeritus Professor of Anthropology and Research Associate, Hunter College and the Graduate School and University Center, City University of New York, USA.

Judith Tucker Senior Editorial Consultant and Editorial Services, Human Ecology: An Interdisciplinary Journal. USA.

Ludomir R. Lozny Managing Editor, Human Ecology: An Interdisciplinary Journal, Department of Anthropology, Hunter College, CUNY. Adjunct Full Professor, Archaeology, Department of Anthropology and Sociology, Long Island University, Brooklyn, NY, USA.