Human Biology: An introduction to human evolution, variation, growth, and adaptability / Edition 3

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This unique textbook deals with the nature, origins, development and causes of human variety. Intended especially for use in physical anthropology courses, it concentrates on the biological dynamics of past and present human populations. For the new edition, the text has been rewritten completely, there are two American co-authors, and the scope as a whole is broader. The book will continue to serve as an outstanding reference for anyone interested in human biology.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780198541431
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 7/14/1988
  • Series: Oxford Science Publications Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 584
  • Product dimensions: 9.13 (w) x 6.13 (h) x 1.13 (d)

Meet the Author

Oxford University

University of London

University of Harvard

Pennsylvania State University

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Table of Contents

PART I: Human Evolution D. Pilbeam
1. Studying Human Evolution
2. Patterns of Evolution
3. Primates
4. Primate Evolution
5. Hominid Evolution
PART II: Human Genetics and Variation G.A. Harrison
6. Molecular and Mendelian Genetics
7. Quantitative Variation
8. Population Genetics—Mating Systems
9. Population Genetics—Gene Frequency Changes
10. Population Variation in Qualitative Traits (Proteins)
11. Population Variation in Qualitative Traits (Blood Groups and Others)
12. Population Variation in Quantitative Traits
13. Anthropological Genetics and the Peoples of the World
PART III: Human Growth and Constitution J.M. Tanner
14. The Human Growth Curve
15. The Adolescent Growth Spurt and Development Age
16. Hormonal, Genetic, and Environmental Factors Controlling Growth
17. Physical and Psychological Development
18. Analysis and Classification of Physique
19. Physique and its Relationship to Function, Disease, and Behavior
PART IV: Human Adaptability P.T. Baker
20. Human Ecology and Human Adaptability
21. The Physical Environment
22. Nutritional Stress
23. Infectious Disease
24. Modernization and Human Biological Responses

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