Human Biology An Evolutionary and Biocultural Perspective

ISBN-10: 0470179643
ISBN-13: 9780470179642
Edition: 2nd 2012
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Book details

List price: $114.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 4/19/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 880
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 3.674
Language: English

This comprehensive introduction to the field of human biology covers all the major areas of the field: genetic variation, variation related to climate, infectious and non-infectious diseases, aging, growth, nutrition, and demography. Written by four expert authors working in close collaboration, this second edition has been thoroughly updated to provides undergraduate and graduate students with two new chapters: one on race and culture and their ties to human biology, and the other a concluding summary chapter highlighting the integration and intersection of the topics covered in the book.

Preface
Contributors
Introduction
Human Biology: An Evolutionary and Biocultural Perspective
History of Human Biology in the United States of America
Heredity and Patterned Human Variation
An Introduction to Genetics
Genetics, Geography, and Human Variation
Quantitative Variation and Genetics
Human Adaptability
Human Adaptation to Climate: Temperature, Ultraviolet Radiation, and Altitude
Human Nutritional Evolution
Human Energetics
Human Biology and Health
The Epidemiology of Human Disease
Stress and Human Biology
The Human Life Course
Evolution of the Human Life Cycle
Growth Variation: Biological and Cultural Factois
Aging, Senescence, and Human Variation
Population Dynamics
Demography Part 1: Mortality and Migration
Demography Part 2: Population Growth and Fertility Regulation
Glossary
Index

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