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Distributed for Karolinum Press, Charles University

Essentials of Biological Anthropology

Selected Chapters

This book deals with interesting contemporary anthropological topics. As the authors are respected experts from Spain, Czech Republic and Belgium, the publication offers a good overview of modern anthropology. In the broad table of contents, we can find topics ranging from man’s growth and development to genetics, from human evolution to population genetics or applied anthropology. The chapters are divided into 5 sections: 1. How to define anthropology, 2. Evolution, 3. From growth to aging, 4. Anthropology and society and 5. Applied anthropology. The publications is complemented with numerous charts, graphs and illustrations.


370 pages | 6 x 9

Anthropology: Physical Anthropology


Table of Contents

LIST OF AUTHORS

PREFACE

1. HOW TO DEFINE ANTHROPOLOGY (Susanne)

2. EVOLUTION

2.1. The Evolution of Mankind (Šmahel)

2.2. Fundamental Principles of Human Heredity with Focus to Basic Methods Investigating Transmission of Genetic Traits (Marvan)

2. 3. Genetics of Human Population (Susanne)

2.4. Biodemography (Pena)

2.5. On the Concept of Race the Human Diversity (Rtebato)

3. FROM GROWTH TO SENESCENCE

3.1. Child Growth and Development (Sedlak & Bláha)

3. 2. Onthogenetic Development of the Man (Sedlak & Bláha)

3.3. The Endocrine Regulation of Growth and Development (Sedlak & Bláha)

3.4. Biological Age (Sedlak)

3. 5. Anthropology and Nutrition (Marrodán)

3.6. The Secular Trend in Physical Anthropology (Rebato)

3.7. Senescence, Ageing Populations and old Age (Bernis)

4. ANTHROPOLOGY AND SOCIETY

4.1. Heritability of the Anthropometric Traits (Rebato & Salces)

4. 2. Variability of the Human Genome and its Applications in Judicial Medicine (Mazura)

4. 3. Anthropology and Heahth (Vígnerová & Bláha)

5. APPLIED ANTHROPOLOGY

5.1. Functional and Ergonomie Anthropology (Bláha)

5.2. Criminalistic Anthropology (Eliášová)

5.3. Clinical Anthropology (Šmahel)

5. 4. Applied Anthropology in Obesitology (Bláha)

5.5. BMI and Matiegka’s Equations (Bláha)

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