9780131927650

Human Variation: Races, Types, and Ethnic Groups

by ;
  • ISBN13:

    9780131927650

  • ISBN10:

    0131927655

  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Nonspecific Binding
  • Copyright: 2005-12-05
  • Publisher: Routledge

Note: Supplemental materials are not guaranteed with Rental or Used book purchases.

Purchase Benefits

  • Free Shipping On Orders Over $35!
    Your order must be $35 or more to qualify for free economy shipping. Bulk sales, PO's, Marketplace items, eBooks and apparel do not qualify for this offer.
  • Get Rewarded for Ordering Your Textbooks! Enroll Now
List Price: $140.00 Save up to $122.76
  • Rent Book $17.24
    Add to Cart Free Shipping

    TERM
    PRICE
    DUE
    IN STOCK USUALLY SHIPS IN 24 HOURS.
    HURRY! ONLY 3 COPIES IN STOCK AT THIS PRICE

Supplemental Materials

What is included with this book?

  • The Used, Rental and eBook copies of this book are not guaranteed to include any supplemental materials. Typically, only the book itself is included. This is true even if the title states it includes any access cards, study guides, lab manuals, CDs, etc.

Summary

This classic introduction to human variation has been updated to include the issues and controversies facing the contemporary study of diversity.Covers the adaptation of complex traits; how the race concept shapes our perspective of health and disease; the distribution of human differences; and human variability and behavior.For those studying anthropology, biology, evolution, or human variation or human diversity.

Table of Contents

Preface xiii
Biological Diversity and the Race Concept: An Introduction
1(32)
Human Variation: Its Discovery and Classification
3(5)
Anthropometry: The Measures of Human Variation
8(7)
Eugenics
15(3)
Racial Boundaries: Fact or Fiction?
18(6)
Race, Geography, and Origins
24(4)
Confusions and Contradictions of Human Classification
28(4)
Human Biological Variability: A Perspective
32(1)
The Biological Basis for Human Variation
33(52)
Principles of Inheritance
34(12)
Formal Human Genetics
46(8)
Factors of Variation and Evolution
54(9)
The Gene, DNA, and the ``Code of Life''
63(10)
Chromosomes at the Molecular Level
73(4)
Gene Clusters and Restriction Fragment Length Polymorphisms (RFLPs)
77(3)
Y-Chromosome DNA Polymorphisms
80(1)
Mitochondrial DNA
81(2)
Genes and Populations: A Summary
83(2)
Traits of Simple Inheritance I: Blood Groups and Proteins
85(49)
Blood Components and Inherited Traits
86(1)
The Blood Groups
87(21)
The Blood Groups: An Overview
108(1)
White Blood Cell (WBC) Antigens
109(4)
Polymorphisms of Serum Proteins
113(5)
Inborn Errors of Metabolism
118(13)
Other Polymorphisms of Anthropological Interest
131(2)
Traits of Simple Inheritance: Some Conclusions
133(1)
Traits of Simple Inheritance II: Hemoglobin Variants and DNA Markers
134(41)
Hemoglobins: Normal and Abnormal
135(6)
Distribution of Hemoglobin S
141(4)
Malaria and Natural Selection
145(3)
Other Abnormal Hemoglobins
148(4)
The Enzyme G6PD (Glucose 6 Phosphate Dehydrogenase)
152(3)
Distribution of Red-Cell Variants in Sardinian Populations
155(1)
Gene Frequency Changes and African Americans
156(2)
DNA Markers of Human Variation
158(15)
Genetic Markers at the DNA Level: Some Conclusions
173(2)
Traits of Complex Inheritance and Their Adaptations: I
175(40)
The Structure and Function of Skin
176(6)
Skin Color, Geography, and Natural Selection
182(9)
Skin Color and Evolution
191(2)
Craniofacial Traits
193(10)
Eye Color and Hair Color
203(2)
Human Form and Its Variability
205(8)
Body Size and Form: Perspectives of Heredity
213(2)
Traits of Complex Inheritance and Their Adaptations: II
215(54)
Characteristics of Growth and Development
216(18)
Nutritional Influences
234(12)
Adaptation to Cold or Hot Environments
246(11)
High Altitude Environments: Stresses and Responses
257(10)
Conclusions: Complex Traits and Their Adaptations
267(2)
Human Variability, Behavior, and Racism
269(40)
Race, Nations, and Racism
271(6)
Intelligence Quotient: A Measure of Mental Ability?
277(15)
Behavior and Inheritance or Inheritance of Behavior
292(9)
Class and Caste
301(5)
Genetics, Intelligence, and the Future
306(3)
Distribution of Human Biodiversity
309(34)
Some Factors Contributing to Gene Distribution
311(3)
Races, Ethnic Groups, or Breeding Populations
314(11)
Breeding Populations
325(12)
Clinal Distribution of Traits
337(3)
Breeding Populations versus Clines
340(3)
Perspectives of Health and Human Diversity: Influences of the Race Concept
343(27)
Epidemiological Transition: The Distribution and Type of Disease
346(13)
The Developing World and Epidemiological Transitions
359(3)
A New World, but Old Diseases
362(2)
What Is a Race?
364(4)
Genes, Races, Environments, and Diseases: Some Conclusions
368(2)
Changing Dimensions of the Human Species
370(32)
Population Size and Growth: Historical Perspectives
371(4)
Factors of Population Change
375(8)
Empowerment of Women
383(3)
Fertility Differences and Population Composition
386(2)
Demographic Balances
388(5)
Regional Changes of World Populations
393(5)
Races, Types, and Ethnic Groups: Where Are We?
398(4)
References 402(18)
Glossary 420(5)
Index 425

Rewards Program

Write a Review