Basics in Human Evolution

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Michael P Muehlenbein
Academic Press, 24 juil. 2015 - 584 pages

Basics in Human Evolution offers a broad view of evolutionary biology and medicine. The book is written for a non-expert audience, providing accessible and convenient content that will appeal to numerous readers across the interdisciplinary field.

From evolutionary theory, to cultural evolution, this book fills gaps in the readers’ knowledge from various backgrounds and introduces them to thought leaders in human evolution research.

  • Offers comprehensive coverage of the wide ranging field of human evolution
  • Written for a non-expert audience, providing accessible and convenient content that will appeal to numerous readers across the interdisciplinary field
  • Provides expertise from leading minds in the field
  • Allows the reader the ability to gain exposure to various topics in one publication
 

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Table des matières

Part I Positioning Human Evolution
1
Part II Primates
29
Part III Hominins
83
Part IV Genetics and Biology
209
Part V Lifeways
321
Part VI Health
367
Part VII Behavior and Culture
439
Glossary
533
Index
549
Color Plates
559
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Michael P. Muehlenbein is a Professor of Anthropology at the University of Texas at San Antonio. He earned an MsPH in both Tropical Medicine and Biostatistics from Tulane University, and an MPhil and PhD in Biological Anthropology from Yale University. He is a distinguished and prolific author and his research includes a number of different topics, from evolutionary endocrinology and ecological immunology to conservation medicine. He is currently working on understanding life history trade-offs between the immune and reproductive systems in primates, as well as risks of emerging infectious diseases associated with contact between humans and wild primate populations.

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