Genes, Culture, and Human Evolution: A Synthesisis a textbook on human evolution that offers students a unique combination of cultural anthropology and genetics. * Written by two geneticists---including a world-renowned scientist and founder of the Human Genome Diversity Project---and a socio-cultural anthropologist. * Based on recent findings in genetics and anthropology that indicate the analysis of human culture and evolution demands an integration of these fields of study. * Focuses on evolution---or, rather, co-evolution---viewed from the standpoint of genes and culture, and their inescapable interactions. * Unifies cultural and genetic concepts rather than rehashing nonempirical sociobiological musings. * Demonstrates that empirical genetic evidence, based on modern DNA analysis and population studies, provides an excellent foundation for understanding human cultural diversity.
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Author Biography - Linda Stone
Linda Stone is Professor of Anthropology at Washington State University. She has produced over 25 scholarly publications, including 8 books. Paul F. Lurquin is Professor of Genetics at Washington State University. He is the author and coauthor of over 100 scholarly publications, including 6 books. L. Luca Cavalli-Sforza is Professor Emeritus of Genetics at Stanford University. His publications comprise over 500 articles and 14 books. He is a member of the United States Academy of Sciences, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, British Royal Society, French Academy of Sciences, and the Italian Academy of Sciences.