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Human biodiversity : genes, race, and history

Author: Jonathan Marks
Publisher: New York : Aldine de Gruyter, ©1995.
Series: Foundations of human behavior.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The present volume is an attempt to synthesize, present, and argue for what has been learned and remains to be learned about the biological differences within and among human groups. Marks, a biologist as well as an anthropologist, avails himself of the data generated by molecular genetics about the hereditary composition of the human species. As it happens, genetics has undermined the fundamental assumptions of  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan Marks
ISBN: 0202020320 9780202020327 0202020339 9780202020334
OCLC Number: 30670896
Description: xiv, 321 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: The hierarchy --
Processes and patterns in the evolutionary history of our species --
Physical anthropology as the study of human variation --
The history of biology and the biology of history --
The eugenics movement --
Racial and racist anthropology --
Patterns of variation in human populations --
Human molecular and microevolutionary genetics --
Human diversity in the light of modern genetics --
The adaptive nature of human variation --
Health and human populations --
Human traits: heritage or habitus? --
Genetics and the evolution of human behavior.
Series Title: Foundations of human behavior.
Responsibility: Jonathan Marks.

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Are humans unique? The study of human biology is different from the study of the biology of other species. This title attempts to distill from a centuries-long debate what has been learned about the  Read more...

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