Human Evolutionary Biology

ISBN-10: 052170510X

ISBN-13: 9780521705103

Edition: 2010

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Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 7/29/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 634
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 3.850
Language: English

Preface
Theory and Methods
Evolutionary theory
The study of human adaptation
History of the study of human biology
Genetics in human biology
Demography
History, methods, and general applications of anthropometry in human biology
Energy expenditure and body composition: history, methods and inter-relationships
Evolutionary endocrinology
Ethical considerations for human biology research
Commentary: a primer on human subjects applications and informed consents
Phenotypic and Genotypic Variation
Body size and shape: climatic and nutritional influences on human body morphology
Human adaptation to high altitude
Skin coloration
Classic markers of human variation
DNA markers of human variation
Ten facts about human variation
The evolution and endocrinology of human behavior: a focus on sex differences and reproduction
Reproduction
Human mate choice
Mate choice, the major histocompatibility complex, and offspring viability
Why women differ in ovarian function: genetic polymorphism, developmental conditions and adult lifestyle
Pregnancy and lactation
Male reproduction: physiology, behavior and ecology
Growth and Development
Evolution of human growth
Variation in human growth patterns due to environmental factors
Evolutionary biology of hormonal responses to social challenges in the human child
Human biology, energetics and the human brain
Embodied capital and extra-somatic wealth in human evolution and human history
Health and Disease
Evolutionary medicine, immunity and infectious disease
Complex chronic diseases in evolutionary perspective
Evolutionary medicine and the causes of chronic disease
Beyond feast-famine: brain evolution, human life history and the metabolic syndrome
Human longevity and senescence
Evolutionary psychiatry: mental disorders and behavioral evolution
Industrial pollutants and human evolution
Acculturation and health
Index
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