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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
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
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The story of the human body : evolution, health, and disease, Daniel E. Lieberman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xii, 460 p.
Isbn
9780307379412
Lccn
2013011811
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)833918659
  • (OCoLC)ocn833918659
  • 612023
Label
The story of the human body : evolution, health, and disease, Daniel E. Lieberman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xii, 460 p.
Isbn
9780307379412
Lccn
2013011811
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)833918659
  • (OCoLC)ocn833918659
  • 612023

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