Human Adaptability: Past, Present, and Future: The First Parkes Foundation Workshop, Oxford…

Hardcover | May 1, 1997

EditorStanley J. Ulijaszek, Rebecca Huss-Ashmore

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Adaptation and adaptability are central issues in human population biology and biological anthropology. They are the processes by which relationships between humans and their environments are established and maintained. This volume charts developments in the study of human adaptation andadaptability at the population level in both theoretical and methodological terms. It represents a unique evaluation by the leading researchers in the field, offers a unique review of adaptability studies, and it identifies future directions for the study of human population biology in a changingworld.

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Adaptation and adaptability are central issues in human population biology and biological anthropology. They are the processes by which relationships between humans and their environments are established and maintained. This volume charts developments in the study of human adaptation andadaptability at the population level in both theo...

Stanley J. Ulijaszek, Lecturer in Biological Anthropology, University of Cambridge. Rebecca Huss-Ashmore, Department of Anthropology, University of Pennsylvania.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:336 pages, 9.21 × 6.22 × 0.01 inPublished:May 1, 1997Publisher:Oxford University Press

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Table of Contents

1. IntroductionPart I:2. Human adaptation and adaptability3. The role of the Human Adaptability International Biological Programme in the development of human population biologyPart II:4. Adaptability of African pastoralists5. Human adaptability research among African agriculturalists6. The contributions of field research in the Gambia to the study of human adaptability7. Human adaptability studies in Papua New Guinea: original aims, successes and failures8. Coming of age of human adaptability studies in Samoa9. Biological adaptability of Australian aboriginal peoplePart III:12. Human adaptability research methodology13. The evolution of human adaptability: society, funding and the conduct of science14. The future of human adaptability research