Human Variation: Races, Types and Ethnic Groups
Discarding race as misleading, Human Variation: Races, Types, and Ethnic Groups examines the biology of human variation at the population level. It argues that diversity is a reflection of humans' ability to adapt to environments, organize activities, and regulate breeding behavior. This book reviews the history, behavior, and demography of contemporary populations and the distribution of major distinctions of body form, size, and skin color. The book traces the concept of race and analyzes faulty perceptions of human differences and issues of racism on assumed inherited inequality. It incorporates the latest DNA technology into a discussion of genetic markers including their adaptive significance. It also reviews ongoing evolution. The fourth edition of Human Variation: Races, Types, and Ethnic Groups has been revised to include a reorganization of chapters to unite discussions of inherited traits with explanations of their adaptive significance. The book also includes the latest data and a glossary of the latest terminology. A valuable reference book for any reader interested in the biological diversity of the human species.
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The measures of human variation
l2a A Racial Classification
The Biological Basis for Human Variation
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abnormal adaptation African allele altitude American Indians amino acids Anthrop antibodies antigens areas Australian Aborigines average behavior biological birth blood groups blood types body form bones brain breeding population cancer Caucasoid cause century cephalic index characteristics chromosomes Copyright correlation defects described determined diet differences disease distribution effects environment environmental enzyme Eskimo European evolution example factors female Figure G6PD gametes gene combinations gene frequencies genetic genetic drift genotypes growth hair hemoglobin Homo sapiens human diversity human populations human variability increase individuals infant influence inheritance living major males mating meiosis melanin metabolism mutations natural selection normal occur offspring oxygen parents percent persons phenotype phenylalanine Phenylketonuria pigmentation polymorphisms protein Pygmies race racial radiation ratio recessive red blood cells Reprinted by permission reproductive result selective forces shape skin color skull social species stature Table thalassemia tion tissues traits ultraviolet variation weight