Human populations: diversity and adaptation

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Oxford University Press, 1995 - Psychology - 284 pages
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Human populations--groups of people living together and sharing a number of biological and social characteristics--differ from one another in many important respects. Human Evolution: Diversity and Adaptation provides a succinct and insightful exploration of the many genetic and environmental conditions that have led to such differences. In describing the specific kinds of diversity--genetic, morphological, social, and disease associations--the book presents case studies that clearly show how such differences interact to produce the variety of human populations that exist around the world. It also stresses the point that human history is to some extent the history of migration, resulting in populations that are not discrete entities but rather a continuous gradation of various physical and cultural attributes. Splendidly written by leading experts, Human Evolution is an excellent compendium that explores the multifaceted field of human evolution.

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