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Author Wall-Scheffler, Cara, 1978- author.

Title The evolutionary biology of the human pelvis : an integrative approach / Cara M. Wall-Scheffler, Helen K. Kurki, Benjamin M. Auerbach
Published Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2020


Description 1 online resource (173 pages) : illustrations
Series Cambridge studies in biological and evolutionary anthropology
Cambridge studies in biological and evolutionary anthropology.
Contents Pelvis anatomy -- Functional morphology of the pelvis -- Pelves of the hominin lineage -- Developmental biology of the pelvis -- Morphological integration, evolutionary processes and variation in the human pelvis
Summary This book provides a synthetic overview of all evidence concerning the evolution of the morphology of the human pelvis, including comparative anatomy, clinical and experimental studies, and quantitative evolutionary models. By integrating these lines of research, this is the first book to bring all sources of evidence together to develop a coherent statement about the current state of the art in understanding pelvic evolution. Second, and related to this, the volume is the first detailed assessment of existing paradigms about the evolution of the pelvis, especially the obstetric dilemma. The authors argue that there are many 'dilemmas', but these must be approached using a testable methodology, rather than on the proviso of a single paradigm. The volume clearly contributes to greater scientific knowledge about human variation and evolution, and has implications for clinicians working within reproductive health"--Publisher's description
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from resource home page (Cambridge Core, viewed January 25, 2021)
Subject Pelvis -- Evolution
Pelvis -- Variation
Evolution (Biology)
Pelvic Bones -- anatomy & histology
Biological Evolution
Hominidae -- anatomy & histology
Evolution (Biology)
Genre/Form Electronic books
Form Electronic book
Author Kurki, Helen, 1973- author.
Auerbach, Benjamin M. (Benjamin Miller), author.
LC no. 2019038283
ISBN 9781108185738