Human Biology and History

Human Biology and History
Author: Malcolm Smith
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2002-07-25
ISBN 10: 9780203217597
ISBN 13: 0203217594
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Human Biology and History Book Review:

The biology of people in the past is a rapidly expanding field of historical study. Our capacity to understand the biology of historical populations is experiencing remarkable developments on both theoretical and analytical fronts. Human Biology and History weaves together the fields of biology, archaeology, and anthropology in an exchange o

Human Biology

Human Biology
Author: Michael D. Johnson
Publsiher: Benjamin-Cummings Publishing Company
Total Pages: 557
Release: 2014
ISBN 10: 9780321701671
ISBN 13: 0321701674
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Human Biology Book Review:

"Through his teaching, his textbook, and his online blog, Michael D. Johnson sparks interest by connecting basic biology to real-world issues relevant to your life. Through a storytelling approach ad extensive online support, Human Biology : Concepts and Current Issues, Seventh edition not only demysitfies how the human body works but drives you to become a better, more discerning consumer of health and science related information." --

Social Information Transmission and Human Biology

Social Information Transmission and Human Biology
Author: Jonathan CK Wells,Simon Strickland,Kevin Laland
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 289
Release: 2006-05-22
ISBN 10: 1420005839
ISBN 13: 9781420005837
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Social Information Transmission and Human Biology Book Review:

Recent research has emphasized that socially transmitted information may affect both the gene pool and the phenotypes of individuals and populations, and that an improved understanding of evolutionary issues is beneficial to those working towards the improvement of human health. Equally, an improved awareness of how human behavior influences health and reproductive fitness is starting to shed new light on the processes that shape the evolution of human behavior and the human mind. Focusing directly on these emerging trends, Social Information Transmission and Human Biology bridges the gap between primarily theoretical work undertaken by those with evolutionary interests and biomedical work undertaken by those dealing with practical issues in human health and demographics. Incorporating papers from a symposium organized under the auspices of the UK Society for the Study of Human Biology, this volume merges the perspectives of internationally renowned evolutionary and theoretical biologists, zoologists, anthropologists, archaeologists, psychologists, and medical researchers whose work is linked by common themes addressing how information is transmitted socially and how its transmission influences both immediate and evolutionary biological outcomes. Emphasizes the diverse ways in which socially transmitted information impacts on human biology To illustrate these themes, the chapters draw on models and data ranging from observations on chimpanzee populations in the wild and on the human archaeological record, to studies of contemporary humans in both developing and industrialized countries. Taking a broad approach, many of the chapters address areas of behavior that are familiar to scientists in particular fields, but do so using a variety of cross-disciplinary perspectives, which will prove stimulating for researchers in a range of academic subject areas, while helping to facilitate closer collaboration between biological and social scientists.

Human Biology

Human Biology
Author: Sara Stinson,Barry Bogin,Dennis H. O'Rourke
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 780
Release: 2012-03-19
ISBN 10: 1118108043
ISBN 13: 9781118108048
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Human Biology Book Review:

This comprehensive introduction to the field of human biology covers all the major areas of the field: genetic variation, variation related to climate, infectious and non-infectious diseases, aging, growth, nutrition, and demography. Written by four expert authors working in close collaboration, this second edition has been thoroughly updated to provide undergraduate and graduate students with two new chapters: one on race and culture and their ties to human biology, and the other a concluding summary chapter highlighting the integration and intersection of the topics covered in the book.

The Oxford Handbook of Economics and Human Biology

The Oxford Handbook of Economics and Human Biology
Author: John Komlos,Inas Rashad Kelly
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 848
Release: 2016-05-30
ISBN 10: 0199389292
ISBN 13: 9780199389292
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Economics and Human Biology Book Review:

The Oxford Handbook of Economics and Human Biology introduces the scholarly community to the relationship between economic processes and human biology. A society’s biological well-being is important if one is to understand numerous aspects of political and economic developments: the outbreak of revolutions; the effect of industrialization and modernization on a population’s well-being; the demographic transition; and changes in the degree of social inequality by gender, social class, and geographic location. The contributions in this Handbook examine the various ways the economy affects human biological outcomes and, reciprocally, the impact of the latter on the former both over time and cross-sectionally. Another focus is on biological measures as inputs, such as how height and weight affect labor market outcomes and the role of genetic markers on economic variables. A third purpose is to introduce the reader to developmental aspects and policy, particularly correlates of malnutrition and poverty across the world.

Polar Human Biology

Polar Human Biology
Author: O. G. Edholm,E. K. E. Gunderson
Publsiher: Butterworth-Heinemann
Total Pages: 456
Release: 2013-10-22
ISBN 10: 1483165078
ISBN 13: 9781483165073
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Polar Human Biology Book Review:

Polar Human Biology documents the proceedings of the SCAR/IUPS/IUBS Symposium on Human Biology and Medicine in the Antarctic held at the Scott Polar Research Institute, Cambridge, England on September 19-21, 1972. This book compiles review papers of expeditions conducted by several scientists, demonstrating the multidisciplinary aspects of the work carried out in both polar regions. The first portion of the compilation describes the problems encountered by Antarctic expeditions in the 1930s and today, which illustrates the tremendous changes in the way in which Antarctic expeditions operated then and now. Following the review papers, medical and dental aspects are also described, including a brief discussion on microbiology. The final section of this book deals with psychological and behavioral aspects, indicating that the interpretation of physiological studies of the effects of cold on man would be greatly helped by knowledge of the psychological effects of the polar situation. This text is a good reference for students or individuals conducting research on human and marine biology in the Antarctic regions.

Encyclopedia of Human Biology

Encyclopedia of Human Biology
Author: Renato Dulbecco
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 941
Release: 1991
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015019426173
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of Human Biology Book Review:

Encyclopedia intended for a wide audience, i.e., from general readers to researchers and scientists. Entries give outline of the subject content covered, glossary, and bibliography. Articles were written by recognized specialists. Vol. 8 gives a list of contributors, subject index, and index of related titles.

Human Biology

Human Biology
Author: C. J. Wallis
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2014-05-20
ISBN 10: 1483141721
ISBN 13: 9781483141725
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Human Biology Book Review:

Human Biology is a textbook on human biology and presents facts and details about a number of diseases as well as organ transplants, antibiotics, and anesthetics. Other topics include world food, drug addiction, smoking, and lung cancer and the effects of radioactivity. The important subject of environmental pollution is also discussed. Some of the common disorders and diseases of the various systems are mentioned at the end of the chapters in addition to the characteristics of certain specified diseases. Comprised of 34 chapters, this book begins with an overview of man and his origins, as well as human biology and the human body. The discussion then turns to cell structure and tissues; the skin; the skeletal system; and joints. The biochemistry of foodstuffs is also examined, along with digestion and the alimentary system; the cardiovascular system; maintenance of body temperature; the genital system and reproduction; and hormones and the endocrine system. In addition, the book considers antibiotics, drugs, and anesthetics, as well as vectors and other parasites affecting humans. This monograph is intended for student nurses and potential medical students, as well as for non-science students and general readers who wish to learn something about the human body and its health.

Ethics in Human Biology

Ethics in Human Biology
Author: George T. H. Ellison,Alan H. Goodman
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2006
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:1149036047
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Exploring the Biological Contributions to Human Health

Exploring the Biological Contributions to Human Health
Author: Institute of Medicine,Board on Health Sciences Policy,Committee on Understanding the Biology of Sex and Gender Differences
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2001-08-02
ISBN 10: 0309072816
ISBN 13: 9780309072816
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Exploring the Biological Contributions to Human Health Book Review:

It's obvious why only men develop prostate cancer and why only women get ovarian cancer. But it is not obvious why women are more likely to recover language ability after a stroke than men or why women are more apt to develop autoimmune diseases such as lupus. Sex differences in health throughout the lifespan have been documented. Exploring the Biological Contributions to Human Health begins to snap the pieces of the puzzle into place so that this knowledge can be used to improve health for both sexes. From behavior and cognition to metabolism and response to chemicals and infectious organisms, this book explores the health impact of sex (being male or female, according to reproductive organs and chromosomes) and gender (one's sense of self as male or female in society). Exploring the Biological Contributions to Human Health discusses basic biochemical differences in the cells of males and females and health variability between the sexes from conception throughout life. The book identifies key research needs and opportunities and addresses barriers to research. Exploring the Biological Contributions to Human Health will be important to health policy makers, basic, applied, and clinical researchers, educators, providers, and journalists-while being very accessible to interested lay readers.

The Nature of Difference

The Nature of Difference
Author: George Ellison,Alan H. Goodman
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2006-04-19
ISBN 10: 1420004174
ISBN 13: 9781420004175
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Nature of Difference Book Review:

Unprecedented advances in genetics and biotechnology have brought profound new insights into human biological variation. These present challenges and opportunities for understanding the origins of human nature, the nature of difference, and the social practices these sustain. This provides an opportunity for cooperation between the biological and social sciences – one that is capable of prompting a synergistic exchange of ideas with far-reaching implications. The Nature of Differencecritically analyses biological explanations for morality, criminality, race, sexuality, and disability. Based on the 45th annual symposium of the Society for the Study of Human Biology, this work synthesizes the perspectives of established experts in the field of human biology with those studying the social meanings of human biological variation and scientific practices in human biological research. Some questions addressed by The Nature of Difference: · Is there a biological basis for morality, criminality, witchcraft, sexuality or disability? · What do comparisons of humans and apes tell us about society? · How do people draw on scientific methods to justify racism? · Why do geneticists continue to use racial categories in their research? · Do ethical guidelines constrain or facilitate research into human biology? · Can science and society escape from biological determinism? As biotechnology expands the frontiers of what we know and what we are able to do, and as the genomic revolution moves out of the laboratory and into our daily lives, we are faced with a number of pressing social issues that need to be resolved. Offering an unparalleled collection of multidisciplinary perspectives on the meanings of biological diversity, this book provides readers with a vibrant analysis which revisits these issues with deepened insight from contrasting yet complementary perspectives.

Human Biology

Human Biology
Author: S.S. Mader
Publsiher: WCB/McGraw-Hill
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1991-10
ISBN 10: 9780697123398
ISBN 13: 0697123391
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Human Evolutionary Biology

Human Evolutionary Biology
Author: Michael P. Muehlenbein
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2010-07-29
ISBN 10: 1139789007
ISBN 13: 9781139789004
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Human Evolutionary Biology Book Review:

Wide-ranging and inclusive, this text provides an invaluable review of an expansive selection of topics in human evolution, variation and adaptability for professionals and students in biological anthropology, evolutionary biology, medical sciences and psychology. The chapters are organized around four broad themes, with sections devoted to phenotypic and genetic variation within and between human populations, reproductive physiology and behavior, growth and development, and human health from evolutionary and ecological perspectives. An introductory section provides readers with the historical, theoretical and methodological foundations needed to understand the more complex ideas presented later. Two hundred discussion questions provide starting points for class debate and assignments to test student understanding.

Biology of Humans

Biology of Humans
Author: Judith Goodenough,Betty McGuire
Publsiher: Benjamin Cummings
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2013-01-09
ISBN 10: 9780321821713
ISBN 13: 0321821718
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biology of Humans Book Review:

Known for its unique “Special Topic” chapters and emphasis on everyday health concerns, theFifth Edition of Biology of Humans: Concepts, Applications, and Issuescontinues to personalize the study of human biology with a conversational writing style, stunning art, abundant applications, and tools to help you develop critical-thinking skills. The authors give you a practical and friendly introduction for understanding how their bodies work and for preparing them to navigate today's world of rapidly expanding—and shifting—health information. Each chapter now opens with new “Did You Know?” questions that pique your interest with intriguing and little-known facts about the topic that follows. The Fifth Edition also features a new “Special Topic” chapter (1a) titled “Becoming a Patient: A Major Decision,” which discusses how to select a doctor and/or a hospital, how to research health conditions, and more.

Human Biological Diversity

Human Biological Diversity
Author: Daniel E. Brown
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2015-11-17
ISBN 10: 1317347811
ISBN 13: 9781317347811
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Human Biological Diversity Book Review:

This text is intended for the sophomore level course in human variation/human biology taught in anthropology departments. It may also serve as a supplementary text in introductory physical anthropology courses. In addition to covering the standard topics for the course, it features contemporary topics in human biology such as the Human Genome Project, genetic engineering, the effects of stress, obesity and pollution.

Human Biology

Human Biology
Author: Donald J. Farish
Publsiher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
Total Pages: 629
Release: 1993
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: PSU:000021204838
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Lab Manual for Human Biology

Lab Manual for Human Biology
Author: Sylvia Mader
Publsiher: McGraw-Hill Education
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2015-02-18
ISBN 10: 9781259293009
ISBN 13: 1259293009
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lab Manual for Human Biology Book Review:

Instructors consistently ask for a Human Biology textbook that helps students understand the main themes of biology through the lens of the human body. Mader’s Human Biology, 14th Edition accomplishes the goal of improving scientific literacy, while establishing a foundation of knowledge in human biology and physiology. The text integrates a tested, traditional learning system with modern digital and pedagogical approaches designed to stimulate and engage today’s student. Dr. Michael Windelspecht represents the new generation of digital authors. Through the integration of an array of multimedia resources, Michael has committed to delivering the tried-and-true content of the Mader series to the new generation of digital learners. A veteran of the online, hybrid, and traditional teaching environments, Michael is well-versed in the challenges facing the modern student and educator. Michael personally guided and oversaw all aspects of Connect and LearnSmart content accompany Human Biology, 14th Edition.

Human Biology Anatomy and Physiology for the Health Sciences

Human Biology  Anatomy and Physiology for the Health Sciences
Author: Wendi Roscoe
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2017-06-07
ISBN 10: 9780176810245
ISBN 13: 0176810242
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Human Biology Anatomy and Physiology for the Health Sciences Book Review:

The only title written for Canadian pre-health courses, Human Biology, Anatomy, and Physiology for the Health Sciences focuses on human-related biology topics such as cells, metabolism, evolution, and inheritance as well as the physiological systems. Class-tested, this text has been praised by students as clear, concise, and easy to understand. Author Wendi Roscoe has taken care to write a book that is truly engaging and relevant for students, using examples of diseases or conditions that help students understand how normal physiology can go wrong, while not compromising the depth and breadth of content required for an introductory course.

Quantitative Research in Human Biology and Medicine

Quantitative Research in Human Biology and Medicine
Author: Sigismund Peller
Publsiher: Butterworth-Heinemann
Total Pages: 436
Release: 2013-10-22
ISBN 10: 1483281086
ISBN 13: 9781483281087
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Quantitative Research in Human Biology and Medicine Book Review:

Quantitative Research in Human Biology and Medicine reflects the author's past activities and experiences in the field of medical statistics. The book presents statistical material from a variety of medical fields. The text contains chapters that deal with different aspects of vital statistics. It provides statistical surveys of perinatal mortality rate; epidemiology of various diseases, like cancer, tuberculosis, malaria, diphtheria, and scarlatina; and discussions of various aspects of human biology such as growth and development, genetics, and nutrition. The inheritance of mental qualities; the law governing multiple births; and historical demography are covered as well. Medical statisticians and physicians will find the book interesting.

Human Biology

Human Biology
Author: Daniel D. Chiras
Publsiher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
Total Pages: 625
Release: 2002-01-01
ISBN 10: 9780763718800
ISBN 13: 0763718807
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Human Biology Book Review:

This book covers the basics of human biology from three integrated perspectives: health, homeostasis, and the environment.