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Human Biology of Afro-Caribbean Populations

By: Lorena Madrigal
224 pages, 3 line diagrams 11 half-tones 9 tables
Human Biology of Afro-Caribbean Populations
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  • Human Biology of Afro-Caribbean Populations ISBN: 9781107406018 Paperback Jul 2012 Usually dispatched within 6 days
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A comprehensive study of the microevolution of Caribbean populations of African descent, this 2006 book reviews the conditions endured by the slaves during their passage and in the plantations and how these conditions may have affected their own health and that of their descendants. Providing an evolutionary framework for understanding the epidemiology of common modern-day diseases such as obesity, hypertension and diabetes, it also looks at infectious diseases and their effect on the genetic make-up of Afro-Caribbean populations. Also covered are population genetics studies that have been used to understand the microevolutionary pathways for various populations, and demographic characteristics including the relationships between migration, family type and fertility. Ending with a case study of the Afro-Caribbean population of Limon, Costa Rica, this book is an essential resource for researchers working in biological anthropology, demography, and epidemiology, and for those interested in the African diaspora in the New World.

Contents

1. The African slave trade and the Caribbean
2. Obesity, hypertension and non-insulin-dependent diabetes
3. Infectious disease epidemiology and Afro-Caribbean populations
4. Population genetics of Afro-Caribbean groups
5. Demography of Afro-Caribbean groups
6. The Afro-Caribbean population in Limon, Costa Rica

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Lorena Madrigal is Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of South Florida and has worked on historical demography, population genetics, disease and modernization and the genetics of longevity. She has also published "Statistics for Anthropology".
By: Lorena Madrigal
224 pages, 3 line diagrams 11 half-tones 9 tables
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'Human biology for Afro-Caribbean Populations' is a fascinating resource for researchers working in biology anthropology, demography and epidemiology.
- Journal of Comparative Human Biology
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