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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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Overview

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: 9780198571643
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 3/28/1977
  • Edition description: 2d ed
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 499

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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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