Overview for Understanding Evolution of Man
Realistic and pragmatic in his approach, the theme deals without ambuiguity with all aspects of palaeoanthropology-including human evolution, origin, molecular clock, palaeodemography and palaeopathology. Understanding Human Evolution covers all the general, skeletal, morphological characteristics, and traces the fossil record of anatomical changes in relation to the surrounding environments. It is an essential reading for the undergraduate, postgraduate students and researchers interested in the subtle intertwining of relationships between the present day man and his fore-runners vis-?-vis the biological, ecological, geological, medical, behavioural and anthropological disciplines. Basically, this book is a catalogue of facts on the evolution of ourselves and its designed to be used both as a textbook and a reference work. This exhaustive source on human evolution fills the need for an authoritative and comprehensive singly volume on the subject. It is remarkable for its clarity, and scholarship. The book is very well illustrated. It has an extensive bibliography and a comprehensive cross-referencing which helps the readers to rapidly locate material/information they wish to consult. It is must for every student of anthropology.
P.K. Seth (Author)
Prof. P.K. Seth is an anthropologist cum primatologist of international repute. He has been head of the Anthropology Department, delhi University during 1996-1999. He has spent over four decades in conducting extensive research in physical anthropology, for instance, in primate behaviour, behaviour genetics, demography, comparative cytogenetics, cell biology, reproductive biology, prenatal diagnosis, DNA polymorphisms, mutagenecity, KAP, and biochemical genetics, etc. He was visiting professor at the Freie University, Berlin, Germany in 1980. He has been the recipient of "Global Research Fellowship" of the Alexander Von Humboldt Stiftung (West Germany) in Bonn Bad godesberg, then in West Germany During 1971-july 1987 to conduct research. He has authored over a hundred research articles in both national and international journals of repute, written and or edited seven books, and contributed over twenty chapters in edited books. His main aim in writing this book was to fulfill the basic necessity of students and provide them information, on all relevant aspects of evolution, in one volume.