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Causes and consequences of human migration : an evolutionary perspective

Author: Michael H Crawford; Benjamin C Campbell
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2012.
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"Migration is a widespread human activity dating back to the origin of our species. Advances in genetic sequencing have greatly increased our ability to track prehistoric and historic population movements and allowed migration to be described both as a biological and socioeconomic process. Presenting the latest research, Causes and Consequences of Human Migration provides an evolutionary perspective on human  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Causes and consequences of human migration.
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2012
(DLC) 2012014617
(OCoLC)793339981
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael H Crawford; Benjamin C Campbell
ISBN: 9781139840040 9781139844789 1139844784 1139840045 9781139003308 1139003305 9781139842426 1139842420
OCLC Number: 818658293
Description: 1 online resource (568 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Preface; 1. Perspectives on human migration: introduction / Benjamin C. Campbell and Michael H. Crawford; Part I. Theory: 2. Genetic evidence concerning the origins and dispersals of modern humans / Mark Stoneking; 3. The biology of human migration: the ape that won't commit? / Jonathon C.K. Wells and Jay T. Stock; 4. Evolutionary basis of human migration / Benjamin C. Campbell and Lindsay Barone; 5. Evolutionary consequences of human migration: genetic, historic and archaeological perspectives in the Caribbean and Aleutian Islands / Michael H. Crawford and Dixie West; 6. Kin-structured migration and colonization / Alan G. Fix; 7. The role of diet and epigenetics in migration: molecular mechanisms underlying the consequences of change / M.J. Mosher; Part II. Geography and Migration: Section 1. Africa: 8. Population structure and migration in Africa: correlations between archeological, linguistic, and genetic data / J.B. Hirbo, A. Ranciaro and S.A. Tishkoff; 9. Human migrations in North Africa / Philippe Lefèvre-Witier; 10. Identity, voice, community: new African immigrants to Kansas / John M. Janzen; 11. The African colonial migration into Mexico: history and biological consequences / Rodrigo Barquera and Víctor Acuña-Alonzo; Section 2. Europe: 12. Demic expansion or cultural diffusion: migration and Basque origins / Kristen L. Young, Eric J. Devor and Michael H. Crawford; 13. Consequences of migration among the Roma: immunoglobulin markers as a tool in investigating population relationships / Moses S. Schanfield, Raquel A. Lazarin and Eric Sunderland; 14. Migration, assimilation and admixture: genes of a Scot? / K.G. Beaty; 15. Mennonite migrations: genetic and demographic consequences / Phillip E. Melton; Section 3. Asia: 16. Human migratory history: through the looking glass of genetic geography of Mycobacterium tuberculosis / Igor Mokrousov; 17. Peopling the Tibetan plateau: migrants, genes, and genetic adaptations / Mark Aldenderfer; 18. Migration, globalization, instability and Chinese in Peru / Felix Moos; Oceania; 19. The great blue highway: human migration in the Pacific / Elizabeth Matisoo-Smith; Section 4. Americas: 20. Migration of pre-Hispanic and contemporary human Mexican populations / María de Lourdes Muñoz, Eduardo Ramos, Alvaro Díaz-Badillo, María Concepción Morales-Gómez, Rocío Gómez, Gerardo Pérez-Ramirez; 21. A review of the Tupi expansion in the Amazon / Lilian Rebellato and William I. Woods; 22. Molecular consequences of migration and urbanization in the Peruvian Amazonia / Anne Justice, Bartholomew Dean and Michael H. Crawford; 23. Migration in Afro-Brazilian rural communities: crossing historical, demographic, and genetic data / Carlos Eduardo Guerra Amorim, Carolina Carvalho Gontijo and Silviene Fabiana de Oliveira; Section 5. Caribbean: 24. Indentured migration, gene flow and the formation of the Indo-Costa Rican population / Lorena Madrigal, Monica Batistapau, Loredana Castrì, Flory Otárola, Mwenza Blell, Ernesto Ruiz, Ramiro Barrantes, Donata Luiselli and Davide Pettener; 25. Causes and consequences of migration to the Caribbean islands and Central America: an evolutionary success story / Christine Phillips-Krawczak; Overview; 26. Why do we migrate?: A retrospective / Dennis H. O'Rourke; Index.
Responsibility: [edited by] Michael H. Crawford, Benjamin C. Campbell.
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