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.
How Humans Adapt: A Biocultural Odysseyby 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.
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