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Editors: Goran Štrkalj ( Department of Health and Chiropractic, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia)
Book Description:
It is fitting that this book on Teaching Human Variation appear in 2009, for this year marks the bicentenary of the birth of Charles Darwin and the sesquicentenary of the publication of The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection. The concept of Natural Selection was put forward as a mechanism to explain how evolutionary change might have occurred. We owe the hypothesis to Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace. Independently they had lighted upon it and their preliminary essays were presented to a meeting of the Linnean Society in London on 1st July 1858.
All teaching of biological variation should start by reference to evolution and what Wallace, in an act of extraordinary generosity, proposed should be called Darwinism.
This book is expected to be published just 150 years after The Origin of Species first saw the light of day. There can be no comprehensive teaching of human variation without its being seen as a function of time. Deep time is the domain of evolutionary change, or phylogeny, the direct evidence for which is for the most part the palaeontological record in the rocks making up the crust of the earth. Recent time refers to more recent archaeological and fossil remains and to living peoples and their ontogeny. Human variation has a history of over 5 million years and, on the latest calculations, perhaps of 10 million years.

Table of Contents:
Foreword: Random Thoughts on Teaching Human Variation, Past and Present
(Phillip V. Tobias, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa)

Introduction

1. Human Variation: The Major unifying Theme of Biological Anthropology
(Darren Curnoe, School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia)

2.Racial Identification of Single Skulls in Forensic Cases: When Myth Becomes Reality
(Alan G. Morris, University Of Cape Town, Cape Town South

3. Human Variation is not Easy To Understand: Thirty Years of Teaching Biological Anthropology At Four Continents
(Maciej Henneberg, University Of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia)

4. Race and Geographic Variation Conflated: An Impediment to Teaching Human Biology
(Rachel Caspari, Department Of Sociology, Anthropology And Social Work
Central Michigan University)

5. An In-Class Exercise on Human Variation
(Patricia C. Rice, West Virginia University, Morgantown, USA)

6. Challenging University Students’ Concepts About Race
(Pamela Ashmore and Donna Hart, University of Missouri, St, Louis, USA)

7. Bad Old Days of Anthropology Revisited: Teaching Human Variation
Through the Portal of the Experimental History of Science
(Goran Štrkalj and Robyn Beirman, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia)

8. Should Human Variation be Taught to Medical Students?
(A. Tracey Wilkinson, Queen's University, Belfast, UK, Goran Štrkalj , Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia and Muhammad A. Spocter, George Washington University, Washington DC, USA)

9.Human Variation: How To Counteract The New Waves Of Racism?
(Charles Susanne, Free University Of Brussels, Belgium)

Index

   Binding: Softcover
   Pub. Date: 2010
   Pages: 6 x 9
   ISBN: 978-1-60876-616-1
   Status: AV
  
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