skip to content
Human biodiversity : genes, race, and history Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

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
Summary:
"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...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

Find a copy online

Links to this item

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

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.

Abstract:

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...

Reviews

Editorial reviews

Publisher Synopsis

-Outstanding Title!... Marks traces the history of scientific attempts to describe and account for human biological variation. Covering the 17th century to the present, his study stresses the Read more...

 
User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/30670896> # Human biodiversity : genes, race, and history
    a schema:Book, schema:CreativeWork ;
   library:oclcnum "30670896" ;
   library:placeOfPublication <http://dbpedia.org/resource/New_York_City> ; # New York
   library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/nyu> ;
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/325733283#Topic/molecular_genetics> ; # Molecular genetics
   schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/573/e20/> ;
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/325733283#Topic/molecular_biology> ; # Molecular Biology
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/325733283#Topic/anthropology_physical> ; # Anthropology, Physical
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/325733283#Topic/eugenics_history> ; # Eugenics--history
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/325733283#Topic/physical_anthropology> ; # Physical anthropology
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/325733283#Topic/populatiegenetica> ; # Populatiegenetica
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/325733283#Topic/populationsgenetik> ; # Populationsgenetik
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/325733283#Topic/biodiversiteit> ; # Biodiversiteit
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1429860> ; # Biodiversity
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/325733283#Topic/antropologia_fisica> ; # Antropologia fisica
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/325733283#Topic/anthropologie_physique> ; # Anthropologie physique
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/325733283#Topic/genetics_population> ; # Genetics, Population
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/325733283#Topic/humanbiologie> ; # Humanbiologie
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/325733283#Topic/molekulargenetik> ; # Molekulargenetik
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1024797> ; # Molecular genetics
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1062357> ; # Physical anthropology
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/325733283#Topic/moleculaire_genetica> ; # Moleculaire genetica
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/325733283#Topic/genetique_des_populations_humaines> ; # Génétique des populations humaines
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/963201> ; # Human population genetics
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/325733283#Topic/human_population_genetics> ; # Human population genetics
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/325733283#Topic/diversite_biologique> ; # Diversité biologique
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/325733283#Topic/rassen_mens> ; # Rassen (mens)
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/325733283#Topic/biodiversity> ; # Biodiversity
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/325733283#Topic/continental_population_groups_genetics> ; # Continental Population Groups--genetics
   schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
   schema:copyrightYear "1995" ;
   schema:creator <http://viaf.org/viaf/54263929> ; # Jonathan M. Marks
   schema:datePublished "1995" ;
   schema:description "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."@en ;
   schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/325733283> ;
   schema:inLanguage "en" ;
   schema:isPartOf <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/325733283#Series/foundations_of_human_behavior> ; # Foundations of human behavior.
   schema:name "Human biodiversity : genes, race, and history"@en ;
   schema:productID "30670896" ;
   schema:publication <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/30670896#PublicationEvent/new_york_aldine_de_gruyter_1995> ;
   schema:publisher <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/325733283#Agent/aldine_de_gruyter> ; # Aldine de Gruyter
   schema:reviews <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/30670896#Review/-7711925> ;
   schema:url <http://www.gbv.de/dms/bowker/toc/9780202020334.pdf> ;
   schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780202020334> ;
   schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780202020327> ;
   wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/30670896> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://dbpedia.org/resource/New_York_City> # New York
    a schema:Place ;
   schema:name "New York" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/325733283#Agent/aldine_de_gruyter> # Aldine de Gruyter
    a bgn:Agent ;
   schema:name "Aldine de Gruyter" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/325733283#Series/foundations_of_human_behavior> # Foundations of human behavior.
    a bgn:PublicationSeries ;
   schema:hasPart <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/30670896> ; # Human biodiversity : genes, race, and history
   schema:name "Foundations of human behavior." ;
   schema:name "Foundations of human behavior" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/325733283#Topic/anthropologie_physique> # Anthropologie physique
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Anthropologie physique"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/325733283#Topic/anthropology_physical> # Anthropology, Physical
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Anthropology, Physical"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/325733283#Topic/antropologia_fisica> # Antropologia fisica
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Antropologia fisica"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/325733283#Topic/continental_population_groups_genetics> # Continental Population Groups--genetics
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Continental Population Groups--genetics"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/325733283#Topic/diversite_biologique> # Diversité biologique
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Diversité biologique"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/325733283#Topic/genetics_population> # Genetics, Population
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Genetics, Population"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/325733283#Topic/genetique_des_populations_humaines> # Génétique des populations humaines
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Génétique des populations humaines"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/325733283#Topic/human_population_genetics> # Human population genetics
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Human population genetics"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/325733283#Topic/moleculaire_genetica> # Moleculaire genetica
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Moleculaire genetica"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/325733283#Topic/physical_anthropology> # Physical anthropology
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Physical anthropology"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1024797> # Molecular genetics
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Molecular genetics"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1062357> # Physical anthropology
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Physical anthropology"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1429860> # Biodiversity
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Biodiversity"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/963201> # Human population genetics
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Human population genetics"@en ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/54263929> # Jonathan M. Marks
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:birthDate "1955" ;
   schema:familyName "Marks" ;
   schema:givenName "Jonathan M." ;
   schema:givenName "Jonathan" ;
   schema:name "Jonathan M. Marks" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780202020327>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
   schema:isbn "0202020320" ;
   schema:isbn "9780202020327" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780202020334>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
   schema:isbn "0202020339" ;
   schema:isbn "9780202020334" ;
    .

<http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/30670896#Review/-7711925>
    a schema:Review ;
   schema:itemReviewed <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/30670896> ; # Human biodiversity : genes, race, and history
   schema:reviewBody ""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 racial taxonomy, for genetic variation has turned out to be, to a large extent, polymorphism (variation within groups) rather than polytypy (variation among groups). Though populations at geographical extremes can be contrasted, the fundamental units of the human species are populations rather than races. Further, genetics provides little in the way of reliable biological history of our species, because human populations are culturally-defined, as well as biological, entities. And genetics has often been used as a scientific validation for cultural values - from the idea that there is indeed a small number of genetically distinct kinds of people ("races") to be identified to more pervasive suggestions about the relationship of genetics to behavior." "In its presentation of the bio-cultural nature of human diversity as well as in its presentation of the history of the problem and the illusions embedded in that history, this will be a widely used textbook that fills a void in the literature of biology and of physical anthropology."--Jacket." ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.