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Human Biology : An Introduction to Human Evolution, Variation, Growth and Adaptability - G. A. Harrison

Human Biology

An Introduction to Human Evolution, Variation, Growth and Adaptability

Paperback Published: 23rd June 1988
ISBN: 9780198541431
Number Of Pages: 584

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This is the new edition of a textbook dealing with the nature, origins, development, and causes of human variety, and with the biological organization of past and present human populations. The familiar structure of the previous editions has been slightly modified, and the book is divided into four sections. These cover some of the general principles of evolutionary theory; the history of Primates; the fossil evidence for human evolution; aspects of Primate behaviour; the principles of genetics as applied to population studies; systematic descriptions of human variation; the nature of human growth and factors which determine it; varieties of human physique and other constitutional traits; and the ecology of human populations, considered especially in terms of adaptation processes. Two new authors, Professor D. Pilbeam and Professor P.T. Baker, both in the United States, have contributed the parts on human evolution and human adaptability respectively to this substantially revised and rewritten edition.

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Human Evolution
Studying Human Evolution
Patterns of Evolution
Primate Evolution
Hominid Evolution
Human Genetics and Variation
Molecular and Mendelian Genetics
Quantitative Variation
Population Genetics--Mating Systems
Population Genetics--Gene Frequency Changes
Population Variation in Qualitative Traits (Proteins)
Population Variation in Qualitative Traits (Blood Groups and Others)
Population Variation in Quantitative Traits
Anthropological Genetics and the Peoples of the World
Human Growth and Constitution
The Human Growth Curve
The Adolescent Growth Spurt and Development Age
Hormonal, Genetic, and Environmental Factors Controlling Growth
Physical and Psychological Development
Analysis and Classification of Physique
Physique and its Relationship to Function, Disease, and behavior
Human Adaptability
Human Ecology and Human Adaptability
The Physical Environment
Nutritional Stress
Infectious Disease
Modernization and Human Biological Responses
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ISBN: 9780198541431
ISBN-10: 0198541430
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 584
Published: 23rd June 1988
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.88
Edition Number: 3
Edition Type: Revised

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