Human Variation, Races, Types, and Ethnic Groups / Edition 5

Human Variation, Races, Types, and Ethnic Groups / Edition 5

by Stephen Molnar
     
 

ISBN-10: 0130336688

ISBN-13: 9780130336682

Pub. Date: 08/28/2001

Publisher: Prentice Hall

Discarding the concept of race as misleading, this book examines the biological basis for human variation and biological diversity at the population level—appropriate because of the many ways in which humans can adapt to environments, organize activities, and regulate breeding behavior. It reviews the history, behavior, and demographic structure of contemporary…  See more details below

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Discarding the concept of race as misleading, this book examines the biological basis for human variation and biological diversity at the population level—appropriate because of the many ways in which humans can adapt to environments, organize activities, and regulate breeding behavior. It reviews the history, behavior, and demographic structure of contemporary populations, and their effects on the distribution of major genetic polymorphisms and distinctions of body form, size, and skin color. Chapter topics include racial variation and the perception of human differences, the biological basis for human variation, traits of simple inheritance, hemoglobin variants and DNA markers, traits of complex inheritance, distribution of human differences, human variability and behavior, and changing dimensions of the human species. For individuals interested in genetic science—and the recent significant achievements in this field.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780130336682
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
08/28/2001
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1Racial Variation and the Perception of Human Differences1
2The Biological Basis for Human Variation34
3Human Biology I: Traits of Simple Inheritance89
4Human Biology II: Hemoglobin Variants and DNA Markers144
5Traits of Complex Inheritance187
6Distribution of Human Differences249
7Human Variability and Behavior279
8Changing Dimensions of the Human Species318
References367
Glossary383
Index389

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