Human Variation: Races, Types, and Ethnic Groups / Edition 3

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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780134461625
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference
  • Publication date: 10/28/1991
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 368

Table of Contents

Preface
1 Racial Variation and the Perception of Human Differences 1
2 The Biological Basis for Human Variation 34
3 Human Biology I: Traits of Simple Inheritance 89
4 Human Biology II: Hemoglobin Variants and DNA Markers 144
5 Traits of Complex Inheritance 187
6 Distribution of Human Differences 249
7 Human Variability and Behavior 279
8 Changing Dimensions of the Human Species 318
References 367
Glossary 383
Index 389
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