The Cambridge Dictionary of Human Biology and Evolution

Author(s): Larry L. Mai

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The Dictionary of Human Biology and Evolution (DHBE) is an invaluable research and study tool for both professionals and students covering a broad range of subjects within human biology, physical anthropology, anatomy, auxology, primatology, physiology, genetics, paleontology and zoology. Packed with 13000 descriptions of terms, specimens, sites and names, DHBE also includes information on over 1000 word roots, taxonomies and reference tables for extinct, recent and extant primates, geological and oxygen isotope chronologies, illustrations of landmarks, bones and muscles and an illustration of current hominid phylogeny, making this a must-have volume for anyone with an interest in human biology or evolution. DHBE is especially complete in its inventory of archaeological sites and the best-known hominid specimens excavated from them, but also includes up-to-date information on terms such as in silico, and those relating to the rapidly developing fields of human genomics.


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LARRY L. MAI is Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology at California State University, Long Beach MARCUS YOUNG OWL is a Professor in the Departments of Anthropology and Biological Sciences at California State University, Long Beach. M. PATRICIA KERSTING is an Editor at the Audio-Digest Foundation in California.

Preface and acknowledgements; Word roots; A-Z listing of terms; Appendix I. Taxonomy of extinct primates; Appendix II. Taxonomy of recent and extant primates; Appendix III. Reference table of extant primate species; Appendix IV. Geological time scale; Appendix V. Terrestrial chronology of the Pleistocene 'Ice Age' in the northern hemisphere; Appendix VI. Marine oxygen isotope chronology; Appendix VII. Illustrations of anatomical landmarks, postcranial bones and muscle groups, cranial bones and muscle groups; Appendix VIII. Event timeline of human biology and evolution; Appendix IX. Tentative human phylogeny.

General Fields

  • : 9780521664868
  • : Cambridge University Press
  • : Cambridge University Press
  • : June 2005
  • : 247mm X 174mm X 40mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Larry L. Mai
  • : Paperback
  • : 612.003
  • : 668
  • : 7 b/w illus. 5 tables