Genes, Culture, and Human Evolution: A Synthesis / Edition 1

Genes, Culture, and Human Evolution: A Synthesis / Edition 1

by Linda Stone, Paul F. Lurquin, L. Luca Cavalli-Sforza
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1405150890

ISBN-13: 9781405150897

Pub. Date: 10/31/2006

Publisher: Wiley

Genes, Culture, and Human Evolution: A Synthesisis a textbook on human evolution that offers students a unique combination of cultural anthropology and genetics.

  • Written by two geneticists—-including a world-renowned scientist and founder of the Human Genome Diversity Project—-and a socio-cultural anthropologist.

Overview

Genes, Culture, and Human Evolution: A Synthesisis a textbook on human evolution that offers students a unique combination of cultural anthropology and genetics.

  • Written by two geneticists—-including a world-renowned scientist and founder of the Human Genome Diversity Project—-and a socio-cultural anthropologist.
  • Based on recent findings in genetics and anthropology that indicate the analysis of human culture and evolution demands an integration of these fields of study.
  • Focuses on evolution—-or, rather, co-evolution—-viewed from the standpoint of genes and culture, and their inescapable interactions.
  • Unifies cultural and genetic concepts rather than rehashing nonempirical sociobiological musings.
  • Demonstrates that empirical genetic evidence, based on modern DNA analysis and population studies, provides an excellent foundation for understanding human cultural diversity.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405150897
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
10/31/2006
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
7.80(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Figures.

Plates.

Preface.

Introduction by L. Luca Cavalli-Sforza.

1. Genetic and Cultural Theory: A Brief Overview.

2. Human Descent and Paleoanthropology.

3. Foundations of Classical and Molecular Genetics.

4. Genetics as a Key to Human Origins and Prehistory.

5. Fundamentals of Human Evolution: Mutation and Natural Selection.

6. Fundamentals of Human Evolution: Drift, Migration, and Quantitative Analysis of Human Genetic Diversity.

7. Cultural Evolution.

8. Geography of Human Genes and Correlation with Languages.

9. The Prehistory of Human Genes.

10. Voyages: Prehistoric Human Expansions.

11. The Neolithic Transition in Europe and the Peopling of the Americas.

12. Genes, Kinship, and Identity.

13. Cultural Clines, Clades, Cycles, and Waves: The Process of Cultural Evolution.

14. Genes and Culture in Medicine.

General Conclusion.

Appendix 1. The Denaturing High Performance Liquid Chromatography (DHPLC) Technique.

Appendix 2. The Hardy–Weinberg Theorem.

Appendix 3. A Simulation of Drift.

Appendix 4. The Diversification of Languages.

Notes.

Key References.

Glossary.

Index.

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