Human variation : from the laboratory to the field / [editors] C. G. Nicholas Mascie-Taylor, Akira Yasukouchi, Stanley Ulijaszek.

Boca Raton, Fla. : CRC Press, 2010.
1 online resource (320 p.)


  • Society for the Study of Human Biology series ; 49. [More in this series]
  • Society for the study of human biology series
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The transition in anthropological and biomedical research methods over the past 50 years, from anthropometric and craniometric measurements to large-scale microarray genetic studies has resulted in continued revision of opinions and ideas relating to the factors and forces that drive human variation. Human Variation:From the Laboratory to the Field brings together the contributions of 22 scientists working in four continents to identify and address challenges imposed by variability. It reviews the way we examine and analyze human vari
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  • Front cover; Contents; Acknowledgements; Contributors; Chapter 1. Factors and Forces Influencing Human Variation; Chapter 2. Genetics of Body Weight and Obesity; Chapter 3. Diversity of Human Adaptability to Environments: A Physiological Anthropology Perspective; Chapter 4. Tissue and Cell Adaptability to Physical and Chemical Factors; Chapter 5. Human Adaptation to Natural and Artificial Light: Variation in Circadian Photosensitivity; Chapter 6. Effect of Environmental Light on Human Gastrointestinal Activity: From Laboratory Study to Fieldwork
  • Chapter 7. Cold Tolerance and Lifestyle in Modern SocietyChapter 8. Human Adaptability to Emotional and Intellectual Mental Stresses; Chapter 9. Impact of Pollution on Physiological Systems: Taking Science from the Laboratory to the Field; Chapter 10. Bridging the Gap between Laboratory Trials and the Reality of the Human in Context; Chapter 11. Geography, Migration, Climate, and Environmental Plasticity as Contributors to Human Variation; Chapter 12. From a History of Anthropometry to Anthropometric History; Chapter 13. Growth and Maturation: Interactions and Sources of Variation
  • Chapter 14. Bone Health and Body Composition Measurement: Challenges Imposed by VariabilityChapter 15. Research Designs and Statistical Methods in Both Laboratory and Field Settings; Chapter 16. Impact of Natural Environmental Stressors on Physiological and Morphological Processes: Methodological Approaches in the Field and Laboratory; Index; Back cover
  • 0-429-13979-9
  • 1-282-50394-4
  • 9786612503948
  • 1-4200-8474-7
  • 10.1201/9781420084740
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