Human Populations: Diversity and Adaptation

Human Populations: Diversity and Adaptation

by V. Reynolds
     
 

Human populations—groups of people living together and sharing a number of biological and social characteristics—differ from one another in many important respects. Human Evolution: Diversity and Adaptation provides a succinct and insightful exploration of the many genetic and environmental conditions that have led to such differences. In describing

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Human populations—groups of people living together and sharing a number of biological and social characteristics—differ from one another in many important respects. Human Evolution: Diversity and Adaptation provides a succinct and insightful exploration of the many genetic and environmental conditions that have led to such differences. In describing the specific kinds of diversity—genetic, morphological, social, and disease associations—the book presents case studies that clearly show how such differences interact to produce the variety of human populations that exist around the world. It also stresses the point that human history is to some extent the history of migration, resulting in populations that are not discrete entities but rather a continuous gradation of various physical and cultural attributes. Splendidly written by leading experts, Human Evolution is an excellent compendium that explores the multifaceted field of human evolution.

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". . .covers a wide range of topics on human biosocial diversity and adaptation. . . . The individual topics encompass all the major concerns of biosocial anthropology. . . . Overall, the quality of the papers is quite high. . ."—The Quarterly Review of Biology

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198522942
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
09/14/1995
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
6.44(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.84(d)

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