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The Cambridge encyclopedia of human evolution

Author: Steve Jones; R D Martin; David R Pilbeam
Publisher: Cambridge [England] ; New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 1992.
Series: Cambridge reference book.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Introduction to human evolution with coverage ranging from genetics to demography and disease. Includes diagrams, maps, and photographs.
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Genre/Form: Encyclopedias
Nonfiction
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Steve Jones; R D Martin; David R Pilbeam
ISBN: 0521323703 9780521323703 0521467861 9780521467865
OCLC Number: 26096467
Description: xiii, 506 pages : illustrations, maps ; 29 cm.
Contents: List of reference tables --
List of maps --
List of contributors --
Foreword / Richard Dawkins --
Introduction : What makes us human? / David Pilbeam --
pt. 1. Patterns of primate evolution --
1.1. The nature of evolution / Steve Jones --
The structure of DNA ; The genetic code ; Translating the genetic message ; Evolution, creation and controversy / Steve Jones --
1.2. Classification and evolutionary relationships / Robert Martin --
Classification of primates / Robert Martin --
1.3. Non-human primates / Matt Cartmill --
1.4. Conservation of primates / Russell A. Mittermeier and Eleanor J. Sterling --
Studying primates in the wild / A.F. Richard --
Breeding primates in captivity / Robert Martin. pt. 2. The life of primates --
2.1. Body size and energy requirements / L.C. Aiello --
Scaling / Robert Martin --
Human body size and energy / L.C. Aiello --
2.2 Human adaptations to the physical environment / P.T. Baker --
Sweating --
the human response to heat / P.T. Baker --
2.3. Differences between the sexes / Georgina Mace --
2.4. Jaws and teeth / Christopher Dean --
2.5. Diets and guts / D.J. Chivers --
Primate gum-eaters / Robert Martin --
2.6. Selecting and processing food / Kenneth E. Glander --
Food in a primate's life / A.F. Richard --
2.7. Human diet and subsistence / D.R. Harris --
2.8. Primate locomotion and posture / John G. Fleagle --
Walking on two legs / Robert Martin --
2.9. Human locomotion / R. McNeill Alexander --
Energy for walking and running / r. McNeill Alexander --
2.10. Primate reproduction / Robert Martin --
Posture and childbirth / M.H. Day --
2.11. Hormones and sexual behaviour / A.F. Dixson --
2.12. Life-history patterns / Paul H. Harvey --
Rates of breeding / Robert Martin --
2.13. Human growth and development / James M. Tanner --
Evolution of the human growth curve / James M. Tanner --
Neoteny / Brian T. Shea. pt. 3. The brain and language --
3.1. Primate brains and senses / Terrence W. Deacon --
Testing the intelligence of apes / P.C. Lee --
Sleep and dreaming / Stephen Young --
3.2. The human brain / Terrence W. Deacon --
Impressions of ancestral brains / Terrence W. Deacon --
The brain and left-handedness / Marian Annett --
3.3 Vocal communication by non-human primates / Elke Zimmermann --
3.4. Biological aspects of language / Terrence W. Deacon --
Brain maturation and language acquisition / Terrence W. Deacon --
3.5. Human speech and language / Philip Lieberman --
Evolution of the speech apparatus / Philip Lieberman --
3.6. Language training of apes / E.S. Savage-Rumbaugh --
pt. 4. Primate social organisation --
4.1. Social behaviour and evolutionary theory / Robin Dunbar --
Genes and altruism / Robin Dunbar --
Primate aggression / A.K. Turner --
4.2. Mating and parental care / Robin Dunbar --
Social changes / A.F. Richard --
Human mating patterns / Robin Dunbar --
4.3. Home range and territory / Paul H. Harvey and Andrew F. Read --
4.4. Smell as a signal / R.W. Sussman --
4.5. Facial patterns as signals and masks / Jonathan Kingdon --
Human facial expressions / Stephen Young. pt. 5. Human evolution in a geological context --
5.1. Land movements and species dispersal / Peter J. Whybrow --
5.2. Climatic change in the past / Neil Roberts --
5.3. Methods of dating / F.H. Brown --
Correlating the East African hominid sites / F.H. Brown --
Fossils as dating indicators / David Pilbeam --
5.4. Fossil deposits and their investigation / Danna K. Behrensmeyer --
Taphonomy --
the science of burial / Anna K. Behrensmeyer --
5.5. Reconstructing past environments / Peter Andrews --
pt. 6. The primate fossil record --
6.1. The fossil history of primates / Elwyn Simons --
Evolution of prosimians / Philip D. Gingerich --
6.2. Evolution of New World monkeys / A.L. Rosenberger --
6.3. Evolution of Old World monkeys / Eric Delson --
6.4. Evolution of apes / Jay Kelley --
6.5. Evolution of australopithecines / B.A. Wood --
6.6. Evolution of early humans / C.B. Stringer. pt. 7. Primate genetics and evolution --
7.1. Principles of genetics / D. Whitehouse --
Mendel and the beginnings of genetics / Steve Jones --
The bald lemur --
a primate model for a human genetic disease / D. Whitehouse --
7.2. Genetic diversity in humans / Steve Jones --
Electrophoresis --
separating giant molecules / Steve Jones --
Life's fingerprints / Steve Jones --
The polymerase chain reaction: amplifying life / Steve Jones --
7.3. Mutation and human evolution / Steve Jones --
7.4. Human chromosomes / Joy D.A. Delhanty --
Techniques for studying chromosomes / Joy D.A. Delhanty --
The Y chromosome / Steve Jones --
Prenatal screening for chromosomal abnormalities / Joy D.A. Delhanty --
7.5. Bottlenecks in human evolution / Shahin Rouhani and Steve Jones --
Tristan da Cunha --
a genetic laboratory / Steve Jones --
7.6. Natural selection in humans / Steve Jones --
7.7. Distribution of genetic diseases in human populations / F. Vogel --
The Hardy-Weinberg rule : how genes behave in populations / Steve Jones --
First-cousin marriages / F. Vogel. pt. 8. Genetic clues of relatedness --
8.1. Measuring relatedness / A.E. Friday --
Calibrating the molecular clock / A.E. Friday --
8.2. Chromosomal evolution in primates / J. Marks --
8.3. Immunological evidence on primates / V. Sarich --
Genetics and the immune system / Steve Jones --
8.4. Reconstructing human evolution from proteins / Morris Goodman --
8.5. DNA-DNA hybridisation in the study of primate evolution / C.G. Sibley --
The DNA hybridisation technique / C.G. Sibley --
8.6. Human evolution : the evidence from DNA sequencing / A.E. Friday --
Cutting, slicing and sequencing genes / Steve Jones --
Hunting for genes with a Southern blot / Steve Jones --
Was Eve an African? / Steve Jones --
pt. 9. Early human behaviour and ecology --
9.1. The hominid way of life / Richard Potts --
Cannibalism or ritual dismemberment? / Paul G. Bahn --
9.2. Studying human evolution by analogy / Robert Foley --
9.3. Early human mental abilities / J.A.J. Gowlett --
Toolmaking by apes / P.C. Lee --
9.4. Evolution of human manipulation / Erik Trinkaus --
9.5. Tools --
the Palaeolithic record / J.A.J. Gowlett --
Throwing / Barbara Isaac --
9.6. Ancient art / Paul G. Bahn --
9.7. Subsistence --
a key to the past / Lewis R. Binford --
9.8. Reconstructing prehistoric diet / N.J. van der Merwe --
How bones reveal diet / N.J. van der Merwe --
9.9. Origins of agriculture / Frank Hole --
9.10. Domestication of animals / Juliet Clutton-Brock. pt. 10. Human populations, past and present --
10.1. The dispersion of modern humans / W.W. Howells --
The peopling of the Pacific / Steve Jones --
Genes and language / Steve Jones --
Fossil DNA / Steve Jones --
10.2. Reconstructing ancient populations / J. Landers --
10.3. Human populations before agriculture / R.S. Meindl --
10.4. People and disease / A. Dobson --
Epidemiological theory / A. Dobson --
Immunisation and the eradication of disease / A. Dobson --
10.5. Trends in population growth / J. Landers --
Demographic analysis / J. Landers --
10.6. Fertility control : past, present and future / Alan S. McNeilly --
Developments in fertility treatments / D.I. Lewis-Jones --
10.7. Tribal peoples in the modern world / V. Luling --
Tribal peoples and their ways of life / V. Luling --
Conclusion : The evolutionary future of humankind / Steve Jones --
Eugenics / Steve Jones --
Appendix 1 : Who's who of historical figures --
Appendix 2 : Geological timescale --
Appendix 3 : World map of sites --
Glossary --
Further reading --
Index --
Acknowledgements.
Series Title: Cambridge reference book.
Other Titles: Encyclopedia of human evolution.
Human evolution.
Responsibility: edited by Steve Jones, Robert Martin, and David Pilbeam ; executive editor, Sarah Bunney ; foreword by Richard Dawkins.
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