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Book Reviews

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Book Review


Nutritional Anthropology. Edited by Francis E. Johnston, x + 304 pp. Alan R. Liss, Inc., New York, 1987. $49.50. (Reviewed by Michael A Little, State University of New York) The Sickled Cell: From Myths to Molecules. By Stuart J. Edelstein. xi + 197 pp. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, 186. $25.00 Sickle Cell Disease. By Graham R. Serjeant, xv + 478 pp. Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1985. $59.00 (Reviewed by Daniel E. Brown, University of Hawaii at Hilo) In the Name of Eugenics. Genetics and the Uses of Human Heredity. By Daniel J. Kevles. x + 426 pp. University of California Press, Berkeley, 1986. $9.95. (Reviewed by C. G. N. Mascie-Taylor, University of Cambridge) Fossils, Teeth and Sex. New Perspectives on Human Evolution. By Charles E. Oxnard, xiv + 281 pp. University of Washington Press, Seattle, 1987. $35.00. (Reviewed by G. Philip Rightmire, State University of New York) Molecular Biology of Homo Sapiens. Cold Spring Harbor Symposia on Quantitative Biology, Volume 51 (2 Parts), xxiii + 1229 pp. Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Cold Spring Harbor, New York, 1986. $150.00. (Reviewed by C. G. N. Mascie-Taylor, University of Cambridge) Brief Reviews (all attributed to MAL, possibly indicating Michael A. Little) Fifty. Midlife in Perspective. By Herant Katchadourian. ix + 172 pp. W. H. Freeman and Company, New York, 1987. $12.95. The Potato in the Human Diet. By Jennifer A. Woolfe (with contributions from Susan V. Poats). xv + 231 pp. Cambridge University Press (in collaboration with the International Potato Center), Cambridge, 1987. $32.50. Mild Hypertension. Is There Pressure to Treat? By W. E. Miall and Gillian Greenberg on behalf of The Medical Research Council’s Working Party on Mild to Moderate Hypertension, xviii + 222 pp. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1987. $39.50. Human Body Composition and Fat Distribution. Edited by N. G. Norgan. iv + 250 pp. Report of an EC Workshop, London 10-12 December 1985, Report No. 8. Euro-Nut, The Netherlands (available from Department of Human Nutrition, Agricultural University, De Dreijen 12, 6703 BC Wageningen), 1987. $7.00. Bones of Contention. Controversies in the Search for Human Origins. By Roger Lewin. 348 pp. Simon and Schuster, New York, 1987. $29.95. Energy and Protein Needs During Infancy. Edited by Samuel J. Fomon and William C. Heird. xix + 248 pp. Bristol-Myers Nutrition Symposia Volume 4, Academic Press, Orlando, 1986. $26.50.