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This comprehensive introduction to the field of human biology covers all the major areas of the field: genetic variation, variation related to climate, infectious and non-infectious diseases, aging, growth, nutrition, and demography. Written by four expert authors working in close collaboration, this second edition has been thoroughly updated to provide undergraduate and graduate students with two new chapters: one on race and culture and their ties to human biology, and the other a concluding summary chapter highlighting the integration and intersection of the topics covered in the book.
PREFACE vii CONTRIBUTORS ix PART I INTRODUCTION 1 1. Human Biology: An Evolutionary and Biocultural Perspective 3 Sara Stinson, Barry Bogin, Dennis O Rourke, and Rebecca Huss-Ashmore 2. History of Human Biology in the United States of America 23 Francis E. Johnston and Michael A. Little PART II HEREDITY AND PATTERNED HUMAN VARIATION 51 3. An Introduction to Genetics 53 Mark L. Weiss and Justin Tackney 4. Genetics, Geography, and Human Variation 99 Dennis O Rourke and Jake Enk 5. Quantitative Variation and Genetics 143 Lyle W. Konigsberg PART III HUMAN ADAPTABILITY 175 6. Human Adaptation to Climate: Temperature, Ultraviolet Radiation, and Altitude 177 Cynthia M. Beall, Nina G. Jablonski, and A. Theodore Steegmann, Jr. 7. Human Nutritional Evolution 251 William R. Leonard 8. Human Energetics 325 J. Josh Snodgrass PART IV HUMAN BIOLOGY AND HEALTH 385 9. The Epidemiology of Human Disease 387 Lisa Sattenspiel and Karen Slonim 10. Stress and Human Biology 459 Gillian H. Ice and Gary D. James PART V THE HUMAN LIFE COURSE 513 11. Evolution of the Human Life Cycle 515 Barry Bogin and B. Holly Smith 12. Growth Variation: Biological and Cultural Factors 587 Sara Stinson 13. Aging, Senescence, and Human Variation 637 Douglas E. Crews and Gillian H. Ice PART VI POPULATION DYNAMICS 693 14. Demography Part 1: Mortality and Migration 695 Timothy B. Gage, Sharon N. DeWitte, and James W. Wood 15. Demography Part 2: Population Growth and Fertility Regulation 757 Peter T. Ellison, Barry Bogin, and Mary T. O Rourke GLOSSARY 805 INDEX 833
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