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 The Origins and Evolution of Homo sapiens

Paul F. Lurquin and Linda Stone

in Evolution and Religious Creation Myths: How Scientists Respond

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195315387
eISBN:
9780199785674
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195315387.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The notions of natural selection and drift also apply to humans and their biological and cultural evolution. The science of paleoanthropology explains human evolution through the study of ... More


Immigration Worldwide: Policies, Practices, and Trends

Uma A. Segal, Doreen Elliott, and Nazneen S. Mayadas (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195388138
eISBN:
9780199863440
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195388138.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy, Communities and Organizations

Immigration occurs in the wealthy nations of the global north and the not-so-rich countries of the global south; it involves individuals who arrive with substantial human capital and those with ... More


Holocene deforestation: a history of human–environmental interactions, climate change, and extinction

Rob Marchant, Simon Brewer, Thompson Webb III, and Samuel T. Turvey

in Holocene Extinctions

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199535095
eISBN:
9780191715754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199535095.003.0011
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Understanding past human-environmental interactions is central for assessing present-day human impacts on forest ecosystems. Deforestation has shaped terrestrial ecosystems extensively throughout the ... More


The Specter of Polygenesis

Justin E. H. Smith

in Nature, Human Nature, and Human Difference: Race in Early Modern Philosophy

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691153643
eISBN:
9781400866311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691153643.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter follows the development of Renaissance debates about the nature of human diversity into the following century, and particularly as they played out in France and England. It focuses in ... More


Environmental Disruption as a Consequence of Human Migration: The Case of the U.S.-Mexico Border

Lisa Meierotto

in Migration and Disruptions: Toward a Unifying Theory of Ancient and Contemporary Migrations

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780813060804
eISBN:
9780813050874
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060804.003.0008
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

Human migration has been a factor in environmental disruption along the United States–Mexico border both historically and in modern times. This chapter examines the impact of human migration as well ... More


The Baltimore School of Urban Ecology: Space, Scale, and Time for the Study of Cities

J. Morgan Grove, Mary Cadenasso, Steward Pickett, and Gary Machlis

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300101133
eISBN:
9780300217865
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300101133.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

The first “urban century” in history has arrived: a majority of the world's population now resides in cities and their surrounding suburbs. Urban expansion marches on, and the planning and design of ... More


Adaptation to Climate Change

JoAnn Carmin, Kathleen Tierney, Eric Chu, Lori M. Hunter, J. Timmons Roberts, and Linda Shi

in Climate Change and Society: Sociological Perspectives

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199356102
eISBN:
9780199356133
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199356102.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

Climate change adaptation involves major global and societal challenges such as finding adequate and equitable adaptation funding and integrating adaptation and development programs. Current funding ... More


Ancestry and genealogy

Joel T. Dudley

in Exploring Personal Genomics

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199644483
eISBN:
9780191774577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199644483.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter explores the genetics of human ancestry. Personal genomics's most intriguing and introspective aspect is the fact that each individual's genome contains the genetic footprints of ... More


Human Smuggling and Refugee Protection

Alison Mountz

in Seeking Asylum: Human Smuggling and Bureaucracy at the Border

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816665372
eISBN:
9781452946405
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816665372.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines the daily encounters of the state with undocumented migrants. By tracing these encounters between the Canadian government and migrants smuggled from China, the chapter ... More


Crawfurd, Darwin, and the “Missing Link”

Ter Ellingson

in The Myth of the Noble Savage

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520222687
eISBN:
9780520925922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520222687.003.0020
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

In arguing his program of racial superiority and dominance, Crawfurd mounted a critical attack on virtually every anthropological theory that might be imagined to support ideas of human unity or ... More


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