Over the summer I’ve been working to update the sections on Biological Anthropology – Human Nature, Race, Evolution. I’ve also now put out these sections as an Amazon Kindle Anthropology e-book, Anthropology I: Human Nature, Race, Evolution in Biological Anthropology.
The e-book is for $2.99 on the Amazon Kindle.
The same material is still freely available by clicking through the website sections, and I’ve opened those up for comments. The Kindle Anthropology version hopefully provides a more e-Reader friendly version, good for all those devices and when not sitting at the computer. There are also free Kindle cloud readers and PC-based Kindle readers.
Both the website sections and the Kindle Anthropology version should be up-to-date through summer 2012. I’ll try to add major references to the website as they arise, but am thinking of saving edits for Kindle Anthropology as an annual edition update. The Kindle Anthropology version would be constant for the 2012-2013 academic year.
I’ve been working on some of the material in the sections on Archaeology – Domestication, Agriculture, Civilization (the Jared Diamond vs. Mitt Romney showdown got me back to those issues), but those parts are still drafts.
I’ve been updating my textbook cross-references from the Anthropology Courses page, starting with my preferred Introduction to Anthropology textbook, Lavenda and Schultz’s Anthropology: What Does It Mean to Be Human?
This blog began with the idea of writing a kind of companion to the traditional four-field anthropology textbook. I’m hoping the Kindle Anthropology is getting a step closer. Thank you for the support and let me know what you think!