6. Human Adaptation to Climate: Temperature, Ultraviolet Radiation, and Altitude

  1. Sara Stinson4,
  2. Barry Bogin5 and
  3. Dennis O'Rourke6
  1. Cynthia M. Beall1,
  2. Nina G. Jablonski2 and
  3. A. Theodore Steegmann3

Published Online: 6 APR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118108062.ch6

Human Biology: An Evolutionary and Biocultural Perspective, Second Edition

Human Biology: An Evolutionary and Biocultural Perspective, Second Edition

How to Cite

Beall, C. M., Jablonski, N. G. and Steegmann, A. T. (2012) Human Adaptation to Climate: Temperature, Ultraviolet Radiation, and Altitude, in Human Biology: An Evolutionary and Biocultural Perspective, Second Edition (eds S. Stinson, B. Bogin and D. O'Rourke), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118108062.ch6

Editor Information

  1. 4

    Department of Anthropology, Queens College, CUNY, Flushing, NY, USA

  2. 5

    Centre for Global Health and Human Development, Loughborough University, Loughborough, United Kingdom

  3. 6

    Department of Anthropology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Anthropology, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, USA

  2. 2

    Department of Anthropology, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA

  3. 3

    Department of Anthropology, University at Buffalo, Amherst, NY, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 6 APR 2012
  2. Published Print: 23 MAR 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470179642

Online ISBN: 9781118108062

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Keywords:

  • human adaptability to climate, behavior in modulating exposure;
  • variation in adaptive responses and CIVD, in bio/cultural evolution;
  • heat acclimatization and cultural adaptation to heat

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Cold and Heat (Section by A. Theodore Steegmann, Jr.)

  • Sunlight, UVR, and the Human Body (Section by Nina G. Jablonski)

  • High - Altitude Hypoxia (Section by Cynthia M. Beall)

  • Chapter Summary

  • References Cited

  • Recommended Readings