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Basics in Human Evolution

By: Michael P Muehlenbein(Author)

Academic Press

Hardback | Jul 2015 | #226582 | ISBN-13: 9780128026526
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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 the cultural evolution, Basics in Human Evolution fills gaps in the readers' knowledge from various backgrounds and introduces readers to thought leaders in human evolution research.



Part I Positioning Human Evolution
1. Basic Evolutionary Theory
Doug Futuyma
2. Evolution, Creationism, and Intelligent Design
Andrew Petto

Part II Primates
3. Primate Evolution
Robert Martin
4. Primate Comparative Anatomy
Rui Diogo, Magdalena Muchlinski, and Adam Hartstone-Rose
5. Primate Behavior
David Watts
6. Primate Models of Human Evolution
Robert Sussman and Donna Hart

Part III Hominins
7. Early Hominin Ecology
Jeanne Sept
8. Bipedalism
Kevin Hunt
9. Early Hominins
Kevin Hunt
10. Australopithecines
Carol Ward
11. Early Homo
Scott Simpson
12. Archaic Homo
James Ahern
13. Anatomically Modern Homo sapiens
Brigitte Holt
14. Evolution of Tool Use
Kathy Schick and Nick Toth

Part IV Genetics and Biology
15. Contemporary Human Genetic Variation
John Relethford
16. Population Movements
Oscar Lao and Manfred Kayser
17. Brain Evolution
Ralph Holloway
18. Physiological Adaptations to Environmental Stressors
William Leonard
19. Evolution of Skin Color
Peter Elias and Mary Williams
20. Human Growth and Development
Barry Bogin
21. Human Reproductive Ecology
Claudia Valeggia and Alejandra Núñez-de la Mora
22. Human Senescence
Lynnette Leidy Sievert

Part V Lifeways
23. Hunter-Gatherers
Michael Little and Mark Blumler
24. Pastoralism
Michael Little
25. Agriculturalism
Mark Blumler

Part VI Health
26. Early Development and Disease
Felicia Low, Peter Gluckman, and Mark Hanson
27. Modernization and Disease
William Dressler
28. Modern Human Diet
Andrea Wiley
29. Diversity and Origins of Human Infectious Diseases
Serge Morand
30. Coevolution of Humans and Pathogens
Lisa Sattenspiel
31. Bioarcheology
Della Cook

Part VII Behavior and Culture
32. Evolutionary Biology of Human Stress
Carol Worthman
33. Aggression, Affiliation, and Parenting
Mark Flinn
34. Human Mating Systems
Steven Gangestad and Nicholas Grebe
35. Evolution of Cognition
Jennifer Vonk and Chinmay Aradhye
36. Evolution of Language
Philip Lieberman
37. Evolution of Moral Systems
Douglas Allchin
38. Race and Ethnicity
Catherine Bliss
39. Cultural Evolution
Robert Walker

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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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