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Human Biogeography / Alexander Harcourt.

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Author/Creator:
Harcourt, Alexander, author., Author,
Publication:
Berkeley, CA : University of California Press, [2012]
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (328 pages)
Subjects:
Biogeography.
Human geography.
Physical anthropology.
Language:
In English.
System Details:
Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
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Summary:
In this innovative, wide-ranging synthesis of anthropology and biogeography, Alexander Harcourt tells how and why our species came to be distributed around the world. He explains our current understanding of human origins, tells how climate determined our spread, and describes the barriers that delayed and directed migrating peoples. He explores the rich and complex ways in which our anatomy, physiology, cultural diversity, and population density vary from region to region in the areas we inhabit. The book closes with chapters on how human cultures have affected each other's geographic distributions, how non-human species have influenced human distribution, and how humans have reduced the ranges of many other species while increasing the ranges of others. Throughout, Harcourt compares what we understand of human biogeography to non-human primate biogeography.
Contents:
Frontmatter
Contents
Acknowledgments
1. Biogeography and Humans: An Introduction
2. Origins and Dispersal
3. Climate, and Hominin Evolution and Dispersal
4. Barriers to Movement
5. How Are We Adapted to Our Environment?
6. Use of Area
7. A Biogeography of Human Diet and Drugs
8. We Affect Our Biogeography
9. Other Species Affect Our Biogeography
10. We Affect Other Species' Biogeography
References
General Index
Author Index
Notes:
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 24. Apr 2020)
Contributor:
De Gruyter.
Contained In:
De Gruyter University Press Library.
ISBN:
9780520951778
OCLC:
782923577
Publisher Number:
10.1525/9780520951778 doi
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.
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