Human Biology of Afro-Caribbean Populations / Edition 1

Human Biology of Afro-Caribbean Populations / Edition 1

by Lorena Madrigal
     
 

This book reviews population genetics studies that have been used to understand the microevolutionary pathways for various populations and investigates their demographic characteristics including the relationships between migration, family type and fertility. Ending with a case study of the Afro-Caribbean population of Limon, Costa Rica, this book will be a resource… See more details below

Overview

This book reviews population genetics studies that have been used to understand the microevolutionary pathways for various populations and investigates their demographic characteristics including the relationships between migration, family type and fertility. Ending with a case study of the Afro-Caribbean population of Limon, Costa Rica, this book will be a resource for researchers working in biological anthropology, demography, and epidemiology, and for those interested in the African Diaspora in the New World.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521819312
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/30/2006
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Biological and Evolutionary Anthropology Series, #45
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
268
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

1The African slave trade and the Caribbean1
2Obesity, hypertension, and non-insulin-dependent diabetes in Afro-Caribbean populations : an evolutionary overview34
3Infectious disease epidemiology and Afro-Caribbean populations70
4Population genetics of Afro-Caribbean groups108
5Demography of Afro-Caribbean groups125
6The Afro-Caribbean population in Limon, Costa Rica155

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