Human Variation

Author: Stephen Molnar
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317347722
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Basic text for the sophomore/junior level course in Human Variation or Human Diversity taught anthropology or biology departments. This classic introduction to human variation, has been thoroughly updated to include the issues and controversies facing the contemporary study of diversity.

Human Variation

Author: Stephen Molnar
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317347714
Format: PDF, ePub
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Basic text for the sophomore/junior level course in Human Variation or Human Diversity taught anthropology or biology departments. This classic introduction to human variation, has been thoroughly updated to include the issues and controversies facing the contemporary study of diversity.

Human variation

Author: Stephen Molnar
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780134476643
Format: PDF, ePub
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Discarding race as misleading, Human Variation: Races, Types, and Ethnic Groups examines the biology of human variation at the population level. It argues that diversity is a reflection of humans' ability to adapt to environments, organize activities, and regulate breeding behavior. This book reviews the history, behavior, and demography of contemporary populations and the distribution of major distinctions of body form, size, and skin color. The book traces the concept of race and analyzes faulty perceptions of human differences and issues of racism on assumed inherited inequality. It incorporates the latest DNA technology into a discussion of genetic markers including their adaptive significance. It also reviews ongoing evolution. The fourth edition of Human Variation: Races, Types, and Ethnic Groups has been revised to include a reorganization of chapters to unite discussions of inherited traits with explanations of their adaptive significance. The book also includes the latest data and a glossary of the latest terminology. A valuable reference book for any reader interested in the biological diversity of the human species.

Living Color

Author: Nina G. Jablonski
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520953770
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Living Color is the first book to investigate the social history of skin color from prehistory to the present, showing how our body’s most visible trait influences our social interactions in profound and complex ways. In a fascinating and wide-ranging discussion, Nina G. Jablonski begins with the biology and evolution of skin pigmentation, explaining how skin color changed as humans moved around the globe. She explores the relationship between melanin pigment and sunlight, and examines the consequences of rapid migrations, vacations, and other lifestyle choices that can create mismatches between our skin color and our environment. Richly illustrated, this book explains why skin color has come to be a biological trait with great social meaning— a product of evolution perceived by culture. It considers how we form impressions of others, how we create and use stereotypes, how negative stereotypes about dark skin developed and have played out through history—including being a basis for the transatlantic slave trade. Offering examples of how attitudes about skin color differ in the U.S., Brazil, India, and South Africa, Jablonski suggests that a knowledge of the evolution and social importance of skin color can help eliminate color-based discrimination and racism.

Human Biological Diversity

Author: Daniel E. Brown
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317347803
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This text is intended for the sophomore level course in human variation/human biology taught in anthropology departments. It may also serve as a supplementary text in introductory physical anthropology courses. In addition to covering the standard topics for the course, it features contemporary topics in human biology such as the Human Genome Project, genetic engineering, the effects of stress, obesity and pollution.

Race and Human Diversity

Author: Robert L. Anemone
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317344758
Format: PDF, ePub
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Race and Human Diversity is an introduction to the study of Human Diversity in both its biological and cultural dimensions. This text examines the biological basis of human difference and how humans have biologically and culturally adapted to life in different environments. It critiques the notion that humans can or should be classified into a number of "biological races". Coverage includes discussion of the following topics: Biological background of human variation History of racial classification A critique of the Race Concept Ethnic disease: How race affects morbidity and morality Adapative dimensions of human variability: Life in the tropics, the arctic, and high altitude Physiology of skin color A critical history of attempts to link race and intelligence Race as a cultural construct

Human Biology

Author: Sara Stinson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118108043
Format: PDF, Docs
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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 provide 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.

Human Adaptability Student Economy Edition

Author: Emilio Moran
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0429973330
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Designed to help students understand the multiple levels at which human populations respond to their surroundings, this essential text offers the most complete discussion of environmental, physiologic.

Human Variation Races Types and Ethnic Groups

Author: CTI Reviews
Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
ISBN: 1467291714
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Facts101 is your complete guide to Human Variation , Races, Types and Ethnic Groups. In this book, you will learn topics such as Traits of Simple Inheritance I: Blood Groups and Proteins, Traits of Complex Inheritance and Their Adaptations: 215Huma Variabil ..., Distribution of Human Biodiversity, and Perspectives of Health and Human Diversity:Influences of the Race Conc ... plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.