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'Human Evolutionary Genetics' by Jobling, Hollux, Hurles, Kivisild, and Tyler-Smith

New second edition -- now available!

Garland Science, Taylor & Francis Group


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Garland Science is proud to announce the publication of the long-awaited Second Edition of Human Evolutionary Genetics by Jobling, Hollux, Hurles, Kivisild, and Tyler-Smith.

Now in full-color, the Second Edition of Human Evolutionary Genetics has been completely revised to cover the rapid advances in the field since publication of the highly regarded First Edition. Written for upper-level undergraduate and graduate students, it is the only textbook to integrate genetic, archaeological, and linguistic perspectives on human evolution, and to offer a genomic perspective, reflecting the shift from studies of specific regions of the genome towards comprehensive genomewide analyses of human genetic diversity.

Human Evolutionary Genetics is suitable for courses in Genetics, Evolution, and Anthropology. Readers with a background in anthropology will find that the streamlined genetic analysis material contained in the Second Edition is more accessible. The new edition also integrates new technologies (including next-generation sequencing and genomewide SNP typing) and new data analysis methods, including recent data on ancient genomes and their impact on our understanding of human evolution. The book also examines the subject of personal genomics and its implications.

The new Second Edition has been comprehensively revised and updated. New to the Second Edition:

  • Two new authors contributing additional expertise in genome variation, infectious disease, primatology and anthropology.
  • Now with a new layout and in full-color throughout, making the text and figures easier to read.
  • Two additional chapters, reflecting developments in understanding the human genome in the context of other hominid and great ape genomes, and in complex disease.
  • The guest-authored 'Opinion Boxes' are retained, with completely new boxes and guest authors to reflect current issues and controversies.
  • Each chapter ends with in-depth review questions.
  • Comprehensive glossary of over 1,300 terms, doubling the terms in the first edition.

Praise for the First Edition of Human Evolutionary Genetics:

"I strongly recommend this book to anyone with an interest in human evolutionary genetics or anthropological genetics. It would be an ideal choice for advanced undergraduates and graduate courses on this topic, and would also be a key reference for those active in such research." - HUMAN GENOMICS

"[Human Evolutionary Genetics] is one of the best textbooks on any subject I have ever read. It belongs on the shelves of everyone interested in the genetic aspects of human evolution. There is also much of value in it for paleoanthropologists, historical linguistics, archaeologists, and human biologists (biological anthropologists), as well as for geneticists with various complementary specialties and interests." - AMERICAN JOURNAL OF HUMAN GENETICS

"I strongly recommend Human Evolutionary Genetics as an undergraduate textbook. At the same time, I recommend this book to any readers with an interest in human evolution or human genetics." - HUMAN GENETICS


About the Book:

Human Evolutionary Genetics, Second Edition (Paperback ISBN: 978-0-8153-4148-2) was written by Mark Jobling, Edward Hollux, Matthew Hurles, Toomas Kivisild, and Chris Tyler-Smith and published by Garland Science. The new edition is available in paperback and is 650 pages with 357 full-color illustrations. Figures in PowerPoint® and JPEG formats will be available for instructors.

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The Authors:

Mark A. Jobling - University of Leicester, UK
Edward Hollox - University of Leicester, UK
Matthew Hurles - Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, UK
Toomas Kivisild - University of Cambridge, UK
Chris Tyler-Smith - Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, UK

About Garland Science:

Garland Science has been publishing scientific textbooks of the highest quality for over two decades. In that time, Garland has established itself as one of the leading publishers in the fields of cell and molecular biology, immunology, genetics, and protein sciences. Our publications include such classics as Molecular Biology of the Cell, Essential Cell Biology, Janeway's Immunobiology, The Immune System, The Biology of Cancer, Human Molecular Genetics, and Introduction to Protein Structure.

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