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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


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


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