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Modernity, Frontiers and Revolutions: Proceedings of the 4th International Multidisciplinary Congress (PHI 2018), October 3-6, 2018, S. Miguel, Azores, Portugal

1st Edition

Maria do Rosário Monteiro, Mário S. Ming Kong, Maria João Pereira Neto
September 25, 2018

The texts presented in Proportion Harmonies and Identities (PHI) - MODERNITY, FRONTIERS AND REVOLUTIONS were compiled with the intent to establish a multidisciplinary platform for the presentation, interaction and dissemination of research. It also aims to foster awareness of and discussion on the...

Sustainable Land Sector Development in Northern Australia: Indigenous rights, aspirations, and cultural responsibilities

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Jeremy Russell-Smith, Glenn James, Howard Pedersen, Kamaljit K. Sangha
August 22, 2018

Sustainable Land Sector Development in Northern Australia sets out a vision for developing North Australia based on a culturally appropriate and ecologically sustainable land sector economy. This vision supports both Indigenous cultural responsibilities and aspirations, as well as enhancing...

Down from the Trees: Man’s Amazing Transition from Tree-Dwelling Ape Ancestors

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Ralph D. Hermansen
June 29, 2018

Down from the Trees: Man’s Amazing Transition from Tree-Dwelling Ape Ancestors covers the evolution of man from tree-dwelling ape to Homo sapiens as he is today. Using easy-to-read language, the author takes complex, jargon-filled material and extracts the essence of the topic and coveys it in...

Progress(es), Theories and Practices: Proceedings of the 3rd International Multidisciplinary Congress on Proportion Harmonies Identities (PHI 2017), October 4-7, 2017, Bari, Italy

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Mário S. Ming Kong, Maria do Rosário Monteiro, Maria João Pereira Neto
September 21, 2017

The texts presented in Proportion Harmonies and Identities (PHI) - Progress(es) - Theories and Practices were compiled with the intent to establish a platform for the presentation, interaction and dissemination of research. It aims also to foster the awareness of and discussion on the topics of...

Human Variation: From the Laboratory to the Field

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C.G. Nicholas Mascie-Taylor, Akira Yasukouchi, Stanley Ulijaszek
May 31, 2017

The transition in anthropological and biomedical research methods over the past 50 years, from anthropometric and craniometric measurements to large-scale microarray genetic studies has resulted in continued revision of opinions and ideas relating to the factors and forces that drive human...

Responses to Disasters and Climate Change: Understanding Vulnerability and Fostering Resilience

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Michele Companion, Miriam S. Chaiken
December 20, 2016

As the global climate shifts, communities are faced with a myriad of mitigation and adaptation challenges. These highlight the political, cultural, economic, social, and physical vulnerability of social groups, communities, families, and individuals. They also foster resilience and creative...

Comparative Bone Identification: Human Subadult to Nonhuman

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Diane L. France
November 04, 2016

Building on the success, and maintaining the format, of the best-selling Human and Nonhuman Bone Identification: A Color Atlas (ISBN: 978-1-4200-6286-1), Comparative Bone Identification: Human Subadult to Nonhuman presents new images of human bones representing many states of maturation from...

Utopia(s) - Worlds and Frontiers of the Imaginary: Proceedings of the 2nd International Multidisciplinary Congress, October 20-22, 2016, Lisbon, Portugal

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Maria do Rosário Monteiro, Mário S. Ming Kong, Maria João Pereira Neto
September 23, 2016

The idea of Utopia springs from a natural desire of transformation, of evolution pertaining to humankind and, therefore, one can find expressions of “utopian” desire in every civilization. Having to do explicitly with human condition, Utopia accompanies closely cultural evolution, almost as a...

Forensic Entomology: International Dimensions and Frontiers

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Jeffery Keith Tomberlin, M. Eric Benbow
March 03, 2015

The use of forensic entomology has become established as a global science. Recent efforts in the field bridge multiple disciplines including, but not limited to, microbiology, chemistry, genetics, and systematics as well as ecology and evolution. The first book of its kind, Forensic Entomology:...

Biological Affinity in Forensic Identification of Human Skeletal Remains: Beyond Black and White

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Gregory E. Berg, Sabrina C Ta'ala
December 13, 2014

Ancestry determination in the identification of unknown remains can be a challenge for forensic scientists and anthropologists, especially when the remains available for testing are limited. There are various techniques for the assessment of ancestry, ranging from traditional to new microbiological...

Human Scent Evidence

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Paola A. Prada, Allison M. Curran, Kenneth G. Furton
October 14, 2014

During the last decade, a significant number of scientific studies have supported the use of human scent as a biometric tool and indicator of the presence, or absence, of an individual at a crime scene. These findings even extend to conducting scent identification line-ups with suspects. Human...

DNA Analysis for Missing Person Identification in Mass Fatalities

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Amanda C Sozer
January 28, 2014

Advances in DNA technology have expanded such that forensic DNA profiling is now considered a routine method for identifying victims of mass fatalities. Originating from an initiative funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of State, DNA Analysis for Missing Person Identification in Mass...

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