RACE AND REALITY: WHAT EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW ABOUT OUR BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY

RACE AND REALITY: WHAT EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW ABOUT OUR BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY

By: Harrison, Guy P.

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The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. The concept of race has had a powerful impact on history and continues to s hape the world today in profound ways. Most people derive their attitudes a bout race from their family, culture, and education. Very few, however, are aware that there are vast differences between the popular notions of race and the scientific view of human diversity. Yet even among scientists, who understand the current evidence, there is great controversy regarding the d efinition of the term race or even the usefulness of thinking in terms of r ace at all. Drawing on research from diverse sources and interviews with key scientists , award-winning journalist Guy P. Harrison surveys the current state of a v olatile, important, and confusing subject. Harrison's thorough approach exp lores all sides of the issue, including such questions as these: • If analysis of the human genome reveals that all human beings are 99.9% a like, how meaningful are racial differences? • Is the concept of race merely a cultural invention? • If race distinctions are at least partially based in biological reality, how do we decide the number of races? Are there just three or maybe 3 milli on? • What do studies of racial attitudes reveal? Are we all, in one way or ano ther, racists? • How does race correlate with environmental and geographical differences? • Are race-based drugs a good idea? • How does race influence intelligence, athletic ability, and love interest s? Harrison delves into these and many more intriguing, controversial, and.

Title: RACE AND REALITY: WHAT EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW ABOUT OUR BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY

Author Name: Harrison, Guy P.

Categories: Biology,

Publisher: Prometheus Books: 2009

ISBN Number: 1591027675

ISBN Number 13: 9781591027676

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: RWARE0000029050