Genes Culture Human Evolution C
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Drawing links between genetic and cultural development, this textbook on human evolution offers students a unique combination of cultural anthropology and genetics.


For too long, cultural anthropology and science have been portrayed as antagonistic. The authors believe that this is misguided and that recent findings in genetics and anthropology indicate that, to the contrary, a fruitful analysis of human culture and evolution demands integration of these fields of study. This text unifies cultural and genetic concepts: "Genes, Culture, and Human Evolution" demonstrates that empirical genetic evidence, based on modern DNA analysis and population studies, provides an excellent foundation for understanding human cultural diversity.

"Genes, Culture, and Human Evolution: A Synthesis"is a textbook on human evolution that offers students a unique combination of cultural anthropology and genetics.
Written by two geneticists---including a world-renowned scientist and founder of the Human Genome Diversity Project---and a socio-cultural anthropologist.
Based on recent findings in genetics and anthropology that indicate the analysis of human culture and evolution demands an integration of these fields of study.
Focuses on evolution---or, rather, co-evolution---viewed from the standpoint of genes and culture, and their inescapable interactions.
Unifies cultural and genetic concepts rather than rehashing nonempirical sociobiological musings.
Demonstrates that empirical genetic evidence, based on modern DNA analysis and population studies, provides an excellent foundation for understanding human cultural diversity.

Book Details
ISBN-13: 9781405150897
EAN: 9781405150897
Publisher Date: 23/10/2006
Bood Data Readership Text: Professional & Vocational
Dewey: 599.935
Height: 254 mm
Illustrations: 113 illustrations
LCCN: 2006004375
No of Pages: 336
PrintOnDemand: Y
Series Title: English
Star Rating: 0
Year Of Publication: 2006
ISBN-10: 1405150890
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Binding: Hardcover
Country Of Origin: United Kingdom
Gardner Classification Code: K02
Illustration: Y
Language: English
MediaMail: Y
Pagination: 336 pages, 113 illustrations
Returnable: N
Spine Width: 24 mm
Width: 196 mm