Biological Aspects of Human Migration

Author: C. G. Nicholas Mascie-Taylor,Gabriel W. Lasker

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521331099

Category: Science

Page: 263

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An examination of migration as an important cause of change in the genetic and demographic structure of human populations.

Histories of American Physical Anthropology in the Twentieth Century

Author: Michael A. Little,Kenneth A. R. Kennedy

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780739135112

Category: Science

Page: 259

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Histories of American Physical Anthropology in the Twentieth Century chronicles the history of physical anthropology or, as it is now known, biological anthropology from its professional origins in the late 1800 up to its modern transformation in the late 1900s. In this edited volume, 13 contributors trace the development of people, ideas, traditions, and organizations that contributed to the advancement of this branch of anthropology that focuses today on human variation and human evolution. Designed for upper level undergraduate students, graduate students, and professional biological anthropologists, this book provides a brief and accessible history of the biobehavioral side of anthropology in America."

Human Biology

An Evolutionary and Biocultural Perspective

Author: Sara Stinson,Barry Bogin,Dennis H. O'Rourke

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118108043

Category: Social Science

Page: 780

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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.

Bioarchaeology

Interpreting Behavior from the Human Skeleton

Author: Clark Spencer Larsen

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107268451

Category: Social Science

Page: N.A

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Human remains recovered from archaeological sites can help us interpret lifetime events such as disease, physiological stress, injury and violent death, physical activity, tooth use, diet and demographic history of once-living populations. This is the first comprehensive synthesis of the emerging field of bioarchaeology. A central theme is the interaction between biology and behaviour, underscoring the dynamic nature of skeletal and dental tissues, and the influences of environment and culture on human biological variation. It emphasises research results and their interpretation, covering palaeopathology, physiological stress, skeletal and dental growth and structure, the processes of aging and biodistance. It will be a unique resource for students and researchers interested in biological and physical anthropology or archaeology.

The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Human Growth and Development

Author: Stanley J. Ulijaszek,Francis E. Johnston,Michael A. Preece

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521560467

Category: Science

Page: 497

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The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Human Growth and Development is a comprehensive but accessible account of the current understanding of the factors affecting human growth and development. Over 120 internationally renowned experts have contributed to the book, covering topics such as fetal and postnatal growth, the relative impact of genetic and environmental factors, behavioral development, growth abnormalities, the human lifespan, and the prospects for future generations. Extensively illustrated with photographs, graphs, and diagrams, it offers a great breadth of topic coverage, providing insights into the subject for those not familiar with the area.

Applied Evolutionary Anthropology

Darwinian Approaches to Contemporary World Issues

Author: Mhairi A. Gibson,David W. Lawson

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1493902806

Category: Social Science

Page: 299

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As a species, we are currently experiencing dramatic shifts in our lifestyle, family structure, health, and global contact. Evolutionary Anthropology provides a powerful theoretical framework to study such changes, revealing how current environments and legacies of past selection shape human diversity. This book is the first major review of the emerging field of Applied Evolutionary Anthropology bringing together the work of an international group of evolutionary scientists, addressing many of the major public health and social issues of this century. Through a series of case studies that span both rural and urban situations in Africa, Asia, Europe and South America, each chapter addresses topics such as natural resource management, health service delivery, population growth and the emergence of new family structures, dietary, and co-operative behaviours. The research presented identifies the great, largely untapped, potential that Applied Evolutionary Anthropology holds to guide the design, implementation and evaluation of effective social and public health policy. This book will be of interest to policy-makers and applied researchers, along with academics and students across the biological and social sciences.

Patterns of Human Growth

Author: Barry Bogin

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521564380

Category: Psychology

Page: 455

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A revised edition of an established text on human growth and development from an anthropological and evolutionary perspective.

Humans in the Australasian Region

Author: Emily Rousham,Leonard Freedman,Rayma Pervan

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9789810230074

Category: Science

Page: 93

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This volume takes its subtitle from the theme of the ASHB meeting for 1995 ?Humans in the Australasian Region?. Papers from the conference include a philosophical discussion of the ?Great Ape Project? by Colin Groves, and ?An Osteological study of Holocene Biological Evolution of the Malay Peninsula Aborigines? by David Bulbeck. In the short communications section, Colin Groves considers the hominid and faunal material of the Australia-New Guinea region which may explain the failure of Homo erectus to colonize Australia.Additional papers are from Peter Lisowski who provides a historical and contemporary overview of health care in China, Lincoln Schmitt who discusses the interpretation of DNA variation in the legal setting, and Charles Oxnard and Alanah Buck who present their work on techniques of assessing osteoporosis from non-invasive Fourier analyses of bone structure.The Evolution of Modern Diversity: a Study of Cranial Variation, by Marta Mirazon Lahr, is reviewed by Leonard Freedman.

The Global Prehistory of Human Migration

Author: Immanuel Ness

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118970586

Category: Social Science

Page: 448

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Previously published as the first volume of The Encyclopediaof Global Human Migration, this work is devoted exclusively toprehistoric migration, covering all periods and places from thefirst hominin migrations out of Africa through the end ofprehistory. Presents interdisciplinary coverage of this topic, includingscholarship from the fields of archaeology, anthropology, genetics,biology, linguistics, and more Includes contributions from a diverse international team ofauthors, representing 17 countries and a variety ofdisciplines Divided into two sections, covering the Pleistocene andHolocene; each section examines human migration through chaptersthat focus on different regional and disciplinary lenses

The Human Biology of Pastoral Populations

Author: William R. Leonard,Michael H. Crawford

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521780162

Category: Science

Page: 314

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A systematic evaluation of the biology and health of animal herding populations.

Human Variability and Plasticity

Author: C. G. N. Mascie-Taylor,Barry Bogin

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521453998

Category: Science

Page: 241

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Plasticity refers to the ability of many organisms to change their biology or behaviour to respond to changes in the environment, particularly when these are stressful. Humans are, perhaps, the most plastic of all species, and hence the most variable. This book reflects on the history of research in this area, state-of-the-art research methods and discoveries and needs for future research in human plasticity and variability. Topics discussed include child growth, starvation, disease of both young and old and the effects of migration, modernisation and other life-style changes. The book will be especially useful to biological anthropologists, human biologists and medical scientists interested in knowing more about how and why humans vary.

Human Biologists in the Archives

Demography, Health, Nutrition and Genetics in Historical Populations

Author: D. Ann Herring,Alan C. Swedlund

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139435611

Category: Social Science

Page: N.A

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Many physical anthropologists study populations using data that come primarily from the historical record. For this volume's authors, the classic anthropological 'field' is not the glamour of an exotic locale, but the sometimes tedium of the dusty back rooms of libraries, archives and museum collections. This book tells of the way in which archival data inform anthropological questions about human biology and health. The authors present a diverse array of human biological evidence from a variety of sources including the archaeological record, medical collections, church records, contemporary health and growth data and genetic information from the descendants of historical populations. The papers demonstrate how the analysis of historical documents expands the horizons of research in human biology, extends the longitudinal analysis of microevolutionary and social processes into the present and enhances our understanding of the human condition.

Population Index

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Electronic journals

Page: N.A

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Annotated bibliography covering books, journal articles, working papers, and other material on topics in population and demography.

Anthropological Genetics

Theory, Methods and Applications

Author: Michael H. Crawford

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521546973

Category: Medical

Page: 476

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Volume detailing the effects of the molecular revolution on anthropological genetics and how it redefined the field.

The Growth of Humanity

Author: Barry Bogin

Publisher: Wiley-Liss

ISBN: 9780471354482

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

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The Growth of Humanity Barry Bogin The growth of human populations and human physical growth are intimately related, and their combined study links several fields including anthropology, demography, economics, and history. The Growth of Humanity provides an introduction to key concepts, methods of research, and essential discoveries in the fields of human demography and human growth and development, particularly in relation to disease, nutrition, and aging. This book explains the evolution and significance of human life history, especially human childhood and adolescence, and shows how new stages of human development lead inextricably to the growth of the entire human population. Providing a comprehensive and exciting biocultural perspective into the uses of demography in the real world, this first volume in the new Wiley series, Foundations of Human Biology, explains how and why the way people grow leads to greater human reproductive success than that of any other mammal. Written in an appealing, accessible style, The Growth of Humanity reviews such topics as: * How populations grow: history, methods, and principles of demography * Basic principles of human growth and development * Evolution of human life history * Food, demography, and growth * Migration and human health * Anthropometric history * The aging of humanity * And much more The Growth of Humanity is appropriate as an introduction for graduate students and advanced undergraduates studying human growth/development and demography while also proving to be a fascinating read for demographers, anthropologists, and human biologists.

Indo-European origins

the anthropological evidence

Author: John V. Day

Publisher: Inst for the Study of Man

ISBN: N.A

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 546

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Choice

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Academic libraries

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