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Published: 17 March 2010

464 Pages | 171 b&w illustrations

6-1/2 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195387407

Bookseller Code (04)

Human Biological Variation

Second Edition

James H. Mielke, Lyle W. Konigsberg, and John H. Relethford

  • Presents in a clear and approachable way the use of probability and statistics in studying human variation and adaptation
  • Includes a clear and comprehensive section on quantitative genetic variation
  • Includes clearly explained math, kept to the level of basic algebra

New to this Edition:

  • Explorations in Diversity boxes highlight in-the-news examples, including the use of parasites to study human biological variation, determining skin and hair color of Neandertals, and how biology influences mate choice
  • Includes a new chapter on milk, taste, and cerumen (Chapter 8)
  • Offers more extensive examples of adaptation and physiological variation
  • Discusses the latest research on traditional markers (blood groups, enzymes, and proteins) and their uses in anthropological studies of diversity
  • Provides updated references, web links, and suggestions for further reading

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