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Human biology of Afro-Caribbean populations

Author: Lorena Madrigal
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2006.
Series: Cambridge studies in biological and evolutionary anthropology, 45.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"This book reviews population genetics studies that have been used to understand the microevolutionary pathways for various populations and investigates their demographic characteristics including the relationships between migration, family type and fertility. Ending with a case study of the Afro-Caribbean population of Limon, Costa Rica, this book will be a resource for researchers working in biological  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lorena Madrigal
ISBN: 9780521819312 0521819318
OCLC Number: 62891582
Notes: "Ecology"--Cover.
Description: xv, 251 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: The African slave trade and the Caribbean --
Obesity, hypertension, and non-insulin dependent diabetes in Afro-Caribbean populations : an evolutionary overview --
Infectious disease epidemiology and Afro-Caribbean populations --
Population genetics of Afro-Caribbean groups --
Demography of Afro-Caribbean groups --
The Afro-Caribbean population in Limón, Costa Rica.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in biological and evolutionary anthropology, 45.
Responsibility: Lorena Madrigal.
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A comprehensive 2006 review of the health, demography and population genetics of Caribbean populations of African descent. It provides an evolutionary framework for understanding the epidemiology of  Read more...


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'Human Biology for Afro-Caribbean Populations is a fascinating resource for researchers working in biology anthropology, demography and epidemiology.' Journal of Comparative Human Biology

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