simulating human origins and evolution cambridge studies in biological and evolutionary anthropology

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Simulating Human Origins And Evolution

Author : K. P. Wessen
ISBN : 1139444565
Genre : Social Science
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The development of populations over time, and, on longer timescales, the evolution of species, are both influenced by a complex of interacting, underlying processes. Computer simulation provides a means of experimenting within an idealised framework to allow aspects of these processes and their interactions to be isolated, controlled, and understood. In this book, computer simulation is used to model migration, extinction, fossilisation, interbreeding, selection and non-hereditary effects in the context of human populations and the observed distribution of fossil and current hominoid species. The simulations described enable the visualisation and study of lineages, genetic diversity in populations, character diversity across species and the accuracy of reconstructions, allowing insights into human evolution and the origins of humankind for graduate students and researchers in the fields of physical anthropology, human evolution, and human genetics.

The Evolutionary Biology Of Human Body Fatness

Author : Jonathan C. K. Wells
ISBN : 9780521884204
Genre : Nature
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Integrates medical and evolutionary data on the role of body fat in human biology, including the current obesity epidemic.

Spider Monkeys

Author : Christina J. Campbell
ISBN : 9781316583104
Genre : Social Science
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Spider monkeys are one of the most widespread New World primate genera, ranging from southern Mexico to Bolivia. Although they are common in zoos, spider monkeys are traditionally very difficult to study in the wild, because they are fast moving, live high in the canopy and are almost always found in small subgroups that vary in size and composition throughout the day. This book is an assimilation of both published and previously unpublished research. It is a comprehensive source of information for academic researchers and graduate students interested in primatology, evolutionary anthropology and behavioral ecology and covers topics such as taxonomy, diet, sexuality and reproduction, and conservation.

Reproduction And Adaptation

Author : C. G. Nicholas Mascie-Taylor
ISBN : 9781139494304
Genre : Science
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In the space of one generation major changes have begun to take place in the field of human reproduction. A rapid increase in the control of fertility and the understanding and treatment of sexual health issues have been accompanied by an emerging threat to reproductive function linked to increasing environmental pollution and dramatic changes in lifestyle. Organised around four key themes, this book provides a valuable review of some of the most important recent findings in human reproductive ecology. Major topics include the impact of the environment on reproduction, the role of physical activity and energetics in regulating reproduction, sexual maturation and ovulation assessment and demographic, health and family planning issues. Both theoretical and practical issues are covered, including the evolution and importance of the menopause and the various statistical methods by which researchers can analyse characteristics of the menstrual cycle in field studies.


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ISBN : UOM:39015063390689
Genre : Ethnology
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Migration And Colonization In Human Microevolution

Author : Alan G. Fix
ISBN : 0521592062
Genre : Science
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An integrative approach linking the causes of migration to genetic consequences for human evolution.

Bibliographic Index

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105025908224
Genre : Bibliographical literature
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The Review Of Archaeology

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105132695011
Genre : Archaeology
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The Origins Of Music

Author : Nils Lennart Wallin
ISBN : 0262731436
Genre : Music
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The book can be viewed as representing the birth of evolutionary biomusicology.

Australian Archaeologist

Author : Jim Allen
ISBN : 0731552148
Genre : Social Science
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Collection of essays celebrating the career of eminent Australian archaelogist Jim Allen, who retired in 1998. The first group of papers considers his academic origins and the theoretical issues to which he contributed. The second group takes up questions in the archaeology of Australia and Papua New Guinea, including Allen's field projects, and the third takes up issues regarding Remote Oceania. Includes maps, diagrams, photos and chapter references. Editors are archaeology scholars at the Australian National University and La Trobe University.

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