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Human biological variation

James H. Mielke

Human biological variation

by James H. Mielke

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Published by Oxford University Press in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Human population genetics,
  • Human evolution,
  • Variation (Biology),
  • Human genetics -- Variation

  • Edition Notes

    StatementJames H. Mielke, Lyle W. Konigsberg, John H. Relethford.
    ContributionsKonigsberg, Lyle W., Relethford, John
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQH431 .M525 2011
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL24029132M
    ISBN 109780195387407
    LC Control Number2010001484
    OCLC/WorldCa501511292

    The diversity of biological and genetic differences observed in the human population. Anthropologists study human biology to better understand the extent of human biological variability, to explain the mechanisms that create and pattern this variability, to relate variability to health and disease, and to understand the sociocultural factors that interact with and are influenced by this : Barry Allan Bogin. Adaptations and Adaptatbility. Humans have biological plasticity, or an ability to adapt biologically to our adaptation is any variation that can increase one’s biological fitness in a specific environment; more simply it is the successful interaction of a population with its tions may be biological or cultural in nature.

    Circadian fluctuations in some bioactive components are suggested to transfer chronobiological information from mother to child to assist the development of the biological clock. This review aims to give a complete overview of studies examining human milk components found to exhibit circadian variation in their concentration. Sara Stinson is Professor of Anthropology at Queens College and the Graduate Center, City University of New York. The main focus of her research is on factors that lead to variation in growth among living human populations. She currently serves as Editor of the Yearbook of Physical Anthropology.. Barry Bogin is Professor of Anthropology at the University of Michigan, Dearborn.

    This chapter pathological variations as non-metric and non-pathological variations (discrete traits) are essential in reconstructing various biological dimensions of former human populations. Pathological changes observable in osteological materials result from an imbalance in the normal equilibrium of bone resorption and formation, or growth. terning of human biological variation. In the - nineteenth century, anthropologists studied the external features of people: their skin color, the color and configuration of their hair, the proportions of their limbs, the features of their faces and bodies. In the twentieth century, studies.


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The main emphasis is on the microevolutionary analysis of genetic variation among recent human populations. The book is designed for an upper-level undergraduate class, but it would also work well as supplemental or. Discarding the concept of race as misleading, this text examines the biological basis for human variation and biological diversity at the population level.

This is appropriate because of the many ways in which humans can adapt to environments, organize activities, and regulate breeding behaviour. The biological diversity of the human species is a reflection of these adaptations. Central to the study of human variation is the concept of a biological population, as defined in Chapter 5 (p.

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Modern scientific explanations of human biological variation. Contemporary scientists hold that human physical variations, especially in those traits that are normally used to classify people racially—skin colour, hair texture, facial features, and to some extent bodily structure—must be understood in terms of evolutionary processes and the long-range adaptation of human groups to.

Human Biological Variation by James H. Mielke,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(45). Human biological and genetic variation has many facets, most of which have been studied within the academic discipline of human biology or physical/biological anthropology.

In this chapter the overall topic is divided into five principal sections, namely; history, anthropometry, race, adaptation and classical and molecular markers. Abstract. Sex and ancestry estimation are inherently interconnected and are crucial parameters of the biological profile. New techniques to estimate sex and ancestry are constantly being published, but importantly, research concerning the understanding of human sexual dimorphism and human biological variation has flourished and these factors inform the techniques utilized by forensic.

The book addresses such current issues as the meaningand significance of "race," quantitative genetics and the "nature versus nurture" debates, biocultural interactions, population structure, and cultural and historical influences on patterns of human variation.

Human Biological Variation lucidly explains the use of probability and statistics. No headers. Human biology is an interdisciplinary area of study that examines humans through the influences and interplay of many diverse fields such as genetics, evolution, physiology, anatomy, epidemiology, anthropology, ecology, nutrition, population genetics, and sociocultural influences; it is closely related to physical anthropology.

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It is a good starter book for the study of the human race.4/5(1). Human Biological Variation. Second Edition. James H. Mielke, Lyle W.

Konigsberg, and John H. Relethford. Publication Date - March ISBN: pages Paperback /2 x /4 inches In Stock. Retail Price to Students: $ The most up-to-date and authoritative book on human variation.

Book Description Oxford University Press Inc, United States, Paperback. Condition: New. 2nd edition. Language: English.

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