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The Resource Human biodiversity : genes, race, and history, Jonathan Marks

Human biodiversity : genes, race, and history, Jonathan Marks

Label
Human biodiversity : genes, race, and history
Title
Human biodiversity
Title remainder
genes, race, and history
Statement of responsibility
Jonathan Marks
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The present volume is an attempt to synthesize, present, and argue for what has been learned and remains to be learned about the biological differences within and among human groups. Marks, a biologist as well as an anthropologist, avails himself of the data generated by molecular genetics about the hereditary composition of the human species. As it happens, genetics has undermined the fundamental assumptions of racial taxonomy, for genetic variation has turned out to be, to a large extent, polymorphism (variation within groups) rather than polytypy (variation among groups). Though populations at geographical extremes can be contrasted, the fundamental units of the human species are populations rather than races. Further, genetics provides little in the way of reliable biological history of our species, because human populations are culturally-defined, as well as biological, entities. And genetics has often been used as a scientific validation for cultural values - from the idea that there is indeed a small number of genetically distinct kinds of people ("races") to be identified to more pervasive suggestions about the relationship of genetics to behavior." "In its presentation of the bio-cultural nature of human diversity as well as in its presentation of the history of the problem and the illusions embedded in that history, this will be a widely used textbook that fills a void in the literature of biology and of physical anthropology."--Jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
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1955-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Marks, Jonathan
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Foundations of human behavior
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Physical anthropology
  • Human population genetics
  • Biodiversity
  • Molecular genetics
  • Anthropology, Physical
  • Genetics, Population
  • Continental Population Groups
  • Eugenics
  • Molecular Biology
Label
Human biodiversity : genes, race, and history, Jonathan Marks
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-313) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The hierarchy -- Processes and patterns in the evolutionary history of our species -- Physical anthropology as the study of human variation -- The history of biology and the biology of history -- The eugenics movement -- Racial and racist anthropology -- Patterns of variation in human populations -- Human molecular and microevolutionary genetics -- Human diversity in the light of modern genetics -- The adaptive nature of human variation -- Health and human populations -- Human traits: heritage or habitus? -- Genetics and the evolution of human behavior
Control code
30670896
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 321 pages
Isbn
9780202020334
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
94019450
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(WaOLN)1643600
Label
Human biodiversity : genes, race, and history, Jonathan Marks
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-313) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The hierarchy -- Processes and patterns in the evolutionary history of our species -- Physical anthropology as the study of human variation -- The history of biology and the biology of history -- The eugenics movement -- Racial and racist anthropology -- Patterns of variation in human populations -- Human molecular and microevolutionary genetics -- Human diversity in the light of modern genetics -- The adaptive nature of human variation -- Health and human populations -- Human traits: heritage or habitus? -- Genetics and the evolution of human behavior
Control code
30670896
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 321 pages
Isbn
9780202020334
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
94019450
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(WaOLN)1643600

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