Human Adaptability: Past, Present, and Future by Stanley J. Ulijaszek
Adaptation and adaptability are central issues in human population biology and biological anthropology. They are the processes by which relationships between humans and their environments are established and maintained. This volume charts developments in the study of human adaptation and adaptability at the population level in both theoretical and methodological terms. It represents a unique evaluation by the leading researchers in the field, offers a unique review of adaptability studies, and identifies future directions for the study of human population biology in a changing world.
1. Introduction Part I 2. Human adaptation and adaptability 3. The role of the Human Adaptability International Biological Programme in the development of human population biology Part II 4. Adaptability of African pastoralists 5. Human adaptability research among African agriculturalists 6. The contributions of field research in the Gambia to the study of human adaptability 7. Human adaptability studies in Papua New Guinea: original aims, successes and failures 8. Coming of age of human adaptability studies in Samoa 9. Biological adaptability of Australian aboriginal people Part III 10. Wandering to the edge of adaptability 11. Circumpolar studies 12. Human adaptability research methodology 13. The evolution of human adaptability: society, funding and the conduct of science 14. The future of human adaptability research