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An introduction to the study of man, by J.Z. Young.


Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1971.
ISBN 0198571151, 0198813333, 9780198813330, 9780198571155

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Subjects Anthropologie physique.
Antropologia.
Biologie.
Biology.
Croissance.
Ethnologie.
Ethnology.
Evolucao (Teoria)
Évolution.
Génétique.
Mensch.
Physical anthropology.
Psychologie.
Psychology.
Somatologia Humana.
Description xxvi, 719 pages illustrations, maps 25 cm
Copyright Date 1971.
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 658-687).
Summary There are many ways of approaching the study of Man. The author, who believes that biological knowledge provides a useful framework to help us to understand ourselves, sets out to present the basic scientific facts about human life in a coherent scheme. There are sections on heredity and reproduction, growth, intelligence testing, aging, and population growth; the stages of human evolution are traced from the origin of life to the beginnings of human culture.
Contents Possibilities and difficulties for a science of man. What are men made of? Living organization. Cells, organs and organisms. Living activities. The directions of living activity -- homeostasis. The control of living activities. Personal adaptation, improvement of the representation on different time-scales. The individual man. Consciousness. Growth, turnover, and the risks of damage. Repair of the individual. Replacement and regeneration of parts after loss. Reproduction and development as guarantees of homeostasis. Mating and fertilization. Human growth. Relative rates of growth, temporal and spatial patterns of growth. Later stages of human growth. Maturation of the brain and the study of thinking. The measurement of intelligence. The development of the child as seen by Piaget. Ageing and senescence. Life tables and the pattern of senescence. Human fertility and mortality. Past and future growth of the human population. The origin of life. The evolution of populations. Variation and selection as the agents of evolution. Man's pre-mammalian ancestors. The influence of Arboreal life, Prosimians. Anthropoidea -- monkeys and apes. The Penultimate state -- fellow Hominids. The appearance of homo. Some determinants of human evolution. The evolution of powers on the human brain and speech. The evolution of culture. Evidence of early art forms and religion. Human variety today. Variation in height, bodily form, and other polygenic characteristics. Variation in skin colour and in blood group. The differential distribution of genes -- 'races'. The springs of human action. Human co-operation and human aggression. Summary of our knowledge of life and its expansion.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)216698
(OCoLC)ocm00216698
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WorldCat Identities Young, J. Z. 1907-1997.
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