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Demography of the Dobe!Kung

Author: Nancy Howell
Publisher: New York : Aldine de Gruyter, ©2000.
Series: Evolutionary foundations of human behavior.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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First published in 1979, this text is a study of the population of the Bushmen of the Kalahari Desert of Botswana. Using methods that are simple and fully illustrated, the author presents empirical  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nancy Howell
ISBN: 020230650X 9780202306506 0202306496 9780202306490 0202020495 9780202020495
OCLC Number: 44634234
Description: xxii, 412 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. An Overview of the Population Study of a Hunting and Gathering People --
2. Age Estimation and Age Structure --
3. Causes of Sickness and Death --
4. The Measurement of Mortality --
5. Simulating Mortality --
6. An Overview of!Kung Women's Fertility: Completed Reproductive Careers --
7. Fertility Performance, 1963-1973 --
8.!Kung Fertility Performance in Comparative Perspective --
9. Primary and Secondary Sterility: Normal and Pathological Causes --
10. Fatness and Fertility --
11. Population Size, Growth Rates, and the Distribution: Simulations of Fertility and Mortality --
12. Marriage and Remarriage among the!Kung --
13. Fertility Performance of!Kung Men --
14. The Simulation of Fertility within Marriage --
15. Social Structural Implications of Demographic Parameters: Kinship Ties and Kinship Groups --
16. Genetic Implications of!Kung Demography --
17. History and Future of the Dobe!Kung Population.
Series Title: Evolutionary foundations of human behavior.
Responsibility: Nancy Howell.

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