Human Diversity: Its Nature, Extent, Causes and Effects on People

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Human diversity, with its myriad of different conditions involving biology, psychology, and social structures, remains one of the biggest challenges — and opportunities — facing the species. With many government and private firms now having diversity or equality officers, programmes or committees, it is clear that human diversity is a cornerstone of policy-making at the very highest echelons. All this points to a need for proper scientific and medical information on this topic — not soft 'politically correct' sociology.

This book provides the hard facts on human similarities and differences, their causes and effects on people. It covers the whole range from normal to extreme human types, and presents — for the first time — much of the author's 25 years of original research on the subject. It can also act as a family medical guide to aspects of human function, structure and disease. It covers many human topics in a humane and understandable fashion, providing much material for information and discussion. It can be used as a handbook or textbook on human diversity, but is mainly popular science for the general public. A special feature of this book is the 140 colour photos that illustrate the diversity of human life, nearly all taken by the author himself.

Given the vast nature of the subject, the book seamlessly integrates relevant data from multiple disciplines including medicine, biology, anthropology, genetics, psychology, evolution, languages, sociology, history and geography. Even controversial subjects such as race, class and culture are tackled head-on with no-nonsense scientific rigour.

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Dr Bernard Lamb has a first-class honours degree in biological subjects, a PhD and a DSc in genetics, all from Bristol University. He was a Fulbright scholar at the California Institute of Technology and did genetics research and teaching at Imperial College London from 1968 to 2008, taking a special interest in overseas students and their differences. For 25 years he has studied human diversity during his world-wide travels and through research projects with his students. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine and of the Royal Society of Biology.

He has a wide range of interests, being President of the Queen's English Society, a national wine judge, a prize-winning wine and beer maker, and a prize-winning photographer. For 13 years he was a trustee of the Vitiligo Society and has medical publication on vitiligo. He is the author of more than a hundred scientific papers, including the genetic code; the molecular mechanisms of recombination; mutation; adaptation, and population and evolutionary genetics. His 14 books range from the applied genetics of humans, animals, plants and fungi, to the Queen's English and how to use it.

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