Living Color: The Biological and Social Meaning of Skin Color First Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-0520283862
ISBN-10: 0520283864
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“Accessible to general readers. . . . The book fascinates! Highly recommended.”
(D. C. Cook, Indiana University Choice 2013-04-01)

"Clear [and] thorough, but not exhaustive or boring."
(American Journal of Anthropology 2013-06-04)

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“Among traits that differ between human populations, skin color is the most noticeable, the subject of the most comments, and the hardest to understand. In this fascinating book, Nina Jablonski negotiates this mine field and comes up with many surprises.” –Jared Diamond, author of Guns, Germs, and Steel and Collapse

"Nina Jablonski is a world-renowned expert on human pigmentation, and one of the leaders in the science of anthropology. In Living Color she has done a brilliant job of explaining the biological and cultural significance of our skin tones in non-technical terms. Living Color should be required reading for every high school and college student." –Paul R. Ehrlich, author of The Race Bomb and The Dominant Animal

“Grounded firmly in the science of human history, this groundbreaking book brings the biological and social meanings of skin color into dialogue with one another, creating an open, rich, and essential conversation about this fact of life that differentiates us from one another but that ultimately, and profoundly, unites us.” –Henry Louis Gates, Jr., author of Faces of America and Tradition and the Black Atlantic

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