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Basic text for the sophomore/junior level course in Human Variation or Human Diversity taught anthropology or biology departments.This classic introduction to human variation, has been thoroughly updated to include the issues and controversies facing the contemporary study of diversity.
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Biological Diversity and the Race Concept: An IntroductionHuman Variation: Its Discovery and Classification Anthropometry: The Measures of Human Variation Eugenics Racial Boundaries: Fact or Fiction? Race, Geography, and Origins Confusions and Contradictions of Human Classification Human Biological Variability: A PerspectiiveChapter 2 The Biological Basis for Human VariationPrinciples of InheritanceFormal Human Genetics Factors of Variation and Evolution The Gene, DNA, and the ¿Code of Life,¿ Chromosomes at the Molecular Level Gene Clusters and Restriction Fragment Length Polymorphisms (RFLPs) Y-Chromosome DNA Polymorphisms Mitochondrial DNA Genes and Populations: A Summary Chapter 3 Traits of Simple Inheritance I: Blood Groups and Proteins Blood Components and Inherited Traits The Blood Groups The Blood Groups: An Overview White Blood Cell (WBC) Antigens Polymorphisms of Serum Proteins Inborn Errors of Metabolism Other Polymorphisms of Anthropological Interest Traits of Simple Inheritance: Some Conclusions Chapter 4 Traits of Simple Inheritance II: Hemoglobin Variants and DNA Markers Hemoglobins: Normal and AbnormalDistribution of Hemoglobin S Malaria and Natural Selection Other Abnormal Hemoglobins The Enzyme G6PD (Glucose 6 Phosphate Dehydrogenase) Distribution of Red-Cell Variants in Sardinian Populations Gene Frequency Changes and African Americans DNA Markers of Human Variation Genetic Markers at the DNA Level: Some ConclusionsChapter 5 Traits of Complex Inheritance and Their Adaptations: IThe Structure and Function of Skin Skin Color and Evolution Craniofacial Traits Eye Color and Hair ColorHuman Form and Its VariabilityBody Size and Form: Perspectives of HeredityChapter 6 Traits of Complex Inheritance and Their Adaptations: IICharacteristics of Growth and Development Nutritional Influences Adaptations to Cold or Hot EnvironmentsHigh Altitude Environments: Stresses and ResponsesConclusions: Complex Traits and Their AdaptationsChapter 7 Human Variability, Behavior, and RacismRace, Nations, and RacismIntelligence Quotient: A Measure of Mental Ability?Behavior and Inheritance or Inheritance of BehaviorClass and CasteGenetics, Intelligence, and the FutureChapter 8 Distribution of Human Biodiversity
Some Factors Contributing to Gene DistributionRaces, Ethnic Groups, or Breeding PopulationsBreeding PopulationsClinal Distribution of TraitsBreeding Populations versus ClinesChapter 9 Perspectives of Health and Human Diversity: Influences of the Race
Concept Epidemiiological Transition: The Distribution and Type of DiseaseThe Developing World and Epidemiological TransitionsA New World, but Old DiseasesWhat Is a Race? Genes, Races, Environments, and Diseases: Some ConclusionsChapter 10 Changing Dimensions of the Human Species Population Size and Growth: Historical PerspectivesFactors of Population ChangeEmpowerment of WomenFertility Differences and Population CompositionDemographic BalancesRegional Changes and World PopulationsRaces, Types, and Ethnic Groups: Where Are We?