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The Resource The story of the human body : evolution, health, and disease, Daniel E. Lieberman

The story of the human body : evolution, health, and disease, Daniel E. Lieberman

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The story of the human body : evolution, health, and disease
Title
The story of the human body
Title remainder
evolution, health, and disease
Statement of responsibility
Daniel E. Lieberman
Title variation
Human body
Title variation remainder
evolution, health, and disease
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A Harvard evolutionary biologist presents an engaging discussion of how the human body has evolved over millions of years, examining how an increasing disparity between the needs of Stone Age bodies and the realities of the modern world are fueling a paradox of greater longevity and chronic disease
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DLC
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1964-
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Lieberman, Daniel
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Human body
  • Human evolution
  • Adaptation (Biology)
Label
The story of the human body : evolution, health, and disease, Daniel E. Lieberman
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [371]-432) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Modern times, modern bodies: the paradox of human health in the industrial era
  • The vicious circle of too much: why too much energy can make us sick
  • Disuse: why we are losing it by not using it
  • The hidden dangers of novelty and comfort: how everyday innovations can damage us
  • Survival of the fitter: can evolutionary logic help cultivate a better future for the human body?
  • What are humans adapted for?
  • Upstanding apes: how we became bipeds
  • Much depends on dinner: how the Australopiths partly weaned us off fruit
  • The first hunter-gatherers: how nearly modern bodies evolved in the human genus
  • Energy in the ice age: how we evolved big brains along with large, fat, gradually growing bodies
  • A very cultured species: how modern humans colonized the world with a combination of brains plus brawn
  • Progress, mismatch, and dysevolution: the consequences -- good and bad -- of having paleolithic bodies in a post-paleolithic world
  • Paradise lost?: the fruits and follies of becoming farmers
Control code
ocn833918659
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
xii, 460 pages
Isbn
9780307379412
Isbn Type
(hbk.) :
Lccn
2013011811
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780307379412
  • (OCoLC)833918659
  • (Sirsi) b13247426
Label
The story of the human body : evolution, health, and disease, Daniel E. Lieberman
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [371]-432) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Modern times, modern bodies: the paradox of human health in the industrial era
  • The vicious circle of too much: why too much energy can make us sick
  • Disuse: why we are losing it by not using it
  • The hidden dangers of novelty and comfort: how everyday innovations can damage us
  • Survival of the fitter: can evolutionary logic help cultivate a better future for the human body?
  • What are humans adapted for?
  • Upstanding apes: how we became bipeds
  • Much depends on dinner: how the Australopiths partly weaned us off fruit
  • The first hunter-gatherers: how nearly modern bodies evolved in the human genus
  • Energy in the ice age: how we evolved big brains along with large, fat, gradually growing bodies
  • A very cultured species: how modern humans colonized the world with a combination of brains plus brawn
  • Progress, mismatch, and dysevolution: the consequences -- good and bad -- of having paleolithic bodies in a post-paleolithic world
  • Paradise lost?: the fruits and follies of becoming farmers
Control code
ocn833918659
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
xii, 460 pages
Isbn
9780307379412
Isbn Type
(hbk.) :
Lccn
2013011811
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780307379412
  • (OCoLC)833918659
  • (Sirsi) b13247426

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