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Unformatted text preview: SKIN COLOR MELANIN: protects against UV radiation sunlight--> vit D-->absorb calcium BODY SIZE and BODY SHAPE BERGMANNS RULE: body size is larger in colder climates ALLENS RULE: longer appendages are adaptive in warm climates, and shorter appendages are adaptive in cold climates THOMSONS NOSE RULE: noses are longer in colder climates, and drier climates SHORT-TERM ADAPTATION: HIGH ALTITUDE INFECTIOUS DISEASE RACE: DISCREDITED BIOLOGICAL CONCEPT, BUT POWERFUL SOCIAL CATEGORY WILLIAM DRESSLER: HYPERTENSION (HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE) EAST-WEST GRADIENT: AFRICA < CARIBBEAN < U.S. RACISM...
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- Fall '08