Cambridge Studies in Biological and Evolutionary Anthropology: Human Variability and Plasticity Series Number 15

La description

Plasticity refers to the ability of many organisms to change their biology or behaviour to respond to changes in the environment, particularly when these are stressful. Humans are, perhaps, the most plastic of all species, and hence the most variable. This book reflects on the history of research in this area, state-of-the-art research methods and discoveries and needs for future research in human plasticity and variability. Topics discussed include child growth, starvation, disease of both young and old and the effects of migration, modernisation and other life-style changes. The book will be especially useful to biological anthropologists, human biologists and medical scientists interested in knowing more about how and why humans vary.

Details

Author(s)
G. A. Harrison, C. G. Nicholas Mascie-Taylor, Barry Bogin
Format
Paperback | 256 pages
Dimensions
152 x 229 x 16mm | 397g
Publication date
22 Aug 2005
Publisher
CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
Publication City/Country
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Language
English
Edition statement
Revised ed.
Illustrations note
18 Tables, unspecified; 2 Halftones, unspecified; 39 Line drawings, unspecified
ISBN10
0521018552
ISBN13
9780521018555