Human Diversity

Human Diversity

Its Nature, Extent, Causes and Effects on People

eBook - 2015
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World Scientific Pub Co Inc
Human diversity, with its myriad of different conditions involving biology, psychology, and social structures, remains one of the biggest challenges — and opportunities — facing the species. With many government and private firms now having diversity or equality officers, programmes or committees, it is clear that human diversity is a cornerstone of policy-making at the very highest echelons. All this points to a need for proper scientific and medical information on this topic — not soft 'politically correct' sociology.This book provides the hard facts on human similarities and differences, their causes and effects on people. It covers the whole range from normal to extreme human types, and presents — for the first time — much of the author's 25 years of original research on the subject. It can also act as a family medical guide to aspects of human function, structure and disease. It covers many human topics in a humane and understandable fashion, providing much material for information and discussion. It can be used as a handbook or textbook on human diversity, but is mainly popular science for the general public.Given the vast nature of the subject, the book seamlessly integrates relevant data from multiple disciplines including, medicine, biology, anthropology, genetics, psychology, evolution, languages, sociology, history and geography. Even controversial subjects such as race, class and culture are tackled head-on with no-nonsense scientific rigour.

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Author Bernard Charles Lamb Presents Readers with a examination of the differences and similarities between human beings and their causes and effects on people. The author has organized the main body of his text in twenty-four chapters devoted to the various types of physical, philosophical, religious, tribal, and other differences between humans. Lamb is a fellow of the British Royal Society of Medicine and the Royal Society of Biology, the author of fourteen books and a great many journal articles, and a retired reader in genetics at Imperial College London. Annotation ©2016 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: New Jersey :, World Scientific,, 2015
ISBN: 9789814632362
Characteristics: 1 online resource


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