Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-302) and index.
Introduction -- Molecular anthropology -- The ape in you -- How people differ from one another -- The meaning of human variation -- Behavioral genetics -- Folk heredity -- Human nature -- Human rights ... for apes? -- A human gene museum? -- Identity and descent -- Is blood really so damn thick? -- Science, religion, and worldview.
Presenting the field of molecular anthropology - a synthesis of the holistic approach of anthropology with the reductive approach of molecular genetics - this text provides an understanding of the science of human evolution and confronts the problems of racial classification in science head on.
Biological Anthropology Section of the American Anthropological Association W.W. Howells Prize, 2003.