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The Cambridge Dictionary of Human Biology and Evolution

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The Cambridge Dictionary of Human Biology and Evolution

The Cambridge Dictionary of Human Biology and Evolution

744 pages, parution le 20/06/2005


The Cambridge Dictionary of Human Biology and Evolution (CDHBE) is an invaluable research and study tool both for professionals and for students covering a broad range of subjects within human biology, physical anthropology, anatomy, auxology, primatology, physiology, genetics, paleontology and zoology.

Special features of this book comprise

13000 descriptions of terms, specimens, sites and names including:

  • inventory of archaeological sites and the best-known hominid specimens excavated from them
  • up-to-date information on terms such as in silico, and those relating to the rapidly developing field of human genomics

Reference tables and appendices including:

  • over 1000 word roots
  • taxonomies and reference tables for extinct, recent and extant primates giving details of body size, coloration, habitat, range and natural history
  • geological and oxygen isotope chronologies,
  • illustrations of landmarks, bones and muscles
  • current human phytogeny

CDHBE is therefore a 'must-have' volume for anyone with an interest in human biology or evolution.


  • 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
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Caractéristiques techniques du livre "The Cambridge Dictionary of Human Biology and Evolution"

Éditeur(s) Cambridge University Press
Auteur(s) Larry L. Mai, Marcus Young Owl, M. Patricia Kersting
Parution 20/06/2005
Nb. de pages 744
Format 17,5 x 24,5
Couverture Broché
Poids 1336g
Intérieur Noir et Blanc
EAN13 9780521664868
ISBN13 978-0-521-66486-8


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