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How Humans Adapt: A Biocultural Odyssey
     

How Humans Adapt: A Biocultural Odyssey

by Donald J. Ortner (Editor)
 
How Humans Adapt collects the papers, commentaries, and discussions from the 1981 Smithsonian international symposium on human physical and cultural adaptations. Drawing on a variety of disciplines, How Humans Adapt sets out a complex picture of past human adaptations and speculates on how future adaptations may ensure the continued survival of the human race.

Overview

How Humans Adapt collects the papers, commentaries, and discussions from the 1981 Smithsonian international symposium on human physical and cultural adaptations. Drawing on a variety of disciplines, How Humans Adapt sets out a complex picture of past human adaptations and speculates on how future adaptations may ensure the continued survival of the human race.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780874747256
Publisher:
Smithsonian Institution Press
Publication date:
03/17/1983
Series:
Smithsonian Intl Symposia Series
Pages:
560
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.25(d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Donald J. Ortner was a curator at the Smithsonian's Department of Anthropology. His research concentrated on evidence of disease, evolution of host-parasite relationships in infection, the human immune response to disease, and the significance of disease in human biocultural adaptation.

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