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THE DISTRIBUTION OF GENETICAL, MORPHOLOGICAL AND BEHAVIOURAL TRAITS AMONG THE PEOPLES OF INDIAN REGION

(BANGLADESH, BHUTAN, INDIA, MALDIVES, NEPAL, PAKISTAN, SRI LANKA)

M.K. BHASIN (University of Delhi, India), H. WALTER and H. DANKER-HOPFE (University of Bremen, Bremen, Germany)

With a Foreward by: PAWAN CHAMLING, Chief Minister of Sikkim

1992 • Pages: 725 • Size: 180 × 240 mm •

ISBN 81-85264-05-8 • Binding: Hard •

Price:US $ 100/- Rs. 1950/-

THE DISTRIBUTION OF GENETICAL, MORPHOLOGICAL AND
BEHAVIOURAL TRAITS AMONG THE PEOPLES OF INDIAN
REGION

For anyone with an interest in the subject of Human variation as applied to the Indian subcontinent this book should prove an invaluable source text, and the editors deserve congratulations on the successful completion of their major task. — ANNALS OF HUMAN BIOLOGY (U.K.)
The overall organization is user friendly. There is strict adherence to the listing of each and every division of each country, even when no statistics were given.— Reference (always clearly listed in the tables) follow each topic/chapter. That arrangement certainly facilitates bibliographic searching. This volume appears to be a comprehensive compilation of studies done (some unpublished) through a portion, of 1991. In general, the authors must be commended for their successful efforts in producing such an error free compilation. Most importantly, any compilation such as this must be judged primarily on the grounds of how applicable it will be for researchers and teachers in human biology. Can this volume serve in that capacity? I think it does fall into the category of earlier works, such as Mourant et al. (1976) The Distribution of Human Blood Groups and Other

Polymorphisms, and Roychoudhury and Nei (1988) Polymorphic Genes, World Distribution—For Human Biologists there would be few times when Bhasin et al. volume is needed, but it would be appreciated on those occasions. For some, those occasions are strung together closely enough to warrant a prompt purchase of the volume. — AMERICAN JOURNAL OF HUMAN BIOLOGY
Der vorliegende Band ist nicht nur ein unentbehrliches Standardwerk für dieAnthropologie und Populationsgenetik des südasiatischen Raumes, sondern er vermitteltauch fundierte Einblicke in die Variabilität anthropologisch relevanter Merkmale in einem,trotz seiner sozio-kulturellen Vielschichtigkeit. relativ einheitlichen geographischenRaum. — ANTHROPOLOGISCHER ANZEIGER (Germany)
Diese umfangreiche und zugleich leicht zugängliche Datendokumentation ist einewesentliche Hilfe für jeden, der sich mit der Anthropologie des indischen Subkontinentsbefasst. —ZEITSCHRIFT FUR MORPHOLOGIE UND ANTHROPOLOGIE (Germany)

CONTENTS

Preface

  1. Introduction •
  2. Genetic Markers in Human Blood •
  3. Other Genetic Traits •
  4. Human Population Cytogenetics •
  5. Anthropometry and Dental Anthropology •
  6. Dermatoglyhics •
  7. Morphological and Behavioural Traits •

References • Appendix • Index •

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