By Lorena Madrigal
A finished learn of the microevolution of Caribbean populations of African descent, this booklet stories the stipulations continued by means of the slaves in the course of their passage and within the plantations and the way those stipulations can have affected their very own well-being and that in their descendants. offering an evolutionary framework for knowing the epidemiology of universal modern day illnesses comparable to weight problems, high blood pressure and diabetes, it additionally seems at infectious ailments and their impact at the genetic makeup of Afro-Caribbean populations. additionally coated are inhabitants genetics experiences which were used to appreciate the microevolutionary pathways for numerous populations, and demographic features together with the relationships among migration, kin style and fertility. finishing with a case learn of the Afro-Caribbean inhabitants of Lim?n, Costa Rica, this ebook is a vital source for researchers operating in organic anthropology, demography, and epidemiology, and for these drawn to the African diaspora within the New global.