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The Resource The story of the human body : evolution, health, and disease, Daniel Lieberman, (overdrive ebook)

The story of the human body : evolution, health, and disease, Daniel Lieberman, (overdrive ebook)

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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 Lieberman
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
In this landmark book of popular science, Daniel E. Lieberman--chair of the department of human evolutionary biology at Harvard University and a leader in the field--gives us a lucid and engaging account of how the human body evolved over millions of years, even as it shows how the increasing disparity between the jumble of adaptations in our Stone Age bodies and advancements in the modern world is occasioning this paradox: greater longevity but increased chronic disease. The Story of the Human Body While these ongoing changes have brought about many benefits, they have also created conditions to which our bodies are not entirely adapted, Lieberman argues, resulting in the growing incidence of obesity and new but avoidable diseases, such as type 2 diabetes. Lieberman proposes that many of these chronic illnesses persist and in some cases are intensifying because of "dysevolution, "a pernicious dynamic whereby only the symptoms rather than the causes of these maladies are treated. And finally--provocatively--he advocates the use of evolutionary information to help nudge, push, and sometimes even compel us to create a more salubrious environment. (With charts and line drawings throughout.)
Summary
The Story of the Human Body brilliantly illuminates as never before the major transformations that contributed key adaptations to the body: the rise of bipedalism; the shift to a non-fruit-based diet; the advent of hunting and gathering, leading to our superlative endurance athleticism; the development of a very large brain; and the incipience of cultural proficiencies
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10221184
Cataloging source
TEFOD
Dewey number
612
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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True
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
evolution, health, and disease
Label
The story of the human body : evolution, health, and disease, Daniel Lieberman, (overdrive ebook)
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Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
What are humans adapted for? -- Upstanding apes: how we became adapted to being upright -- Much depends on dinner: how walking helped wean us off fruit -- The first hunter-gatherers: how nearly modern bodies evolved in the genus homo -- Energy in the ice age: how we evolved big brains, along with large, fat, slowly growing -- Bodies -- A very cultured species: how modern humans colonized the world with a combination of -- Brains plus brawn -- Progress and mismatch: the consequences-good and bad-of having paleolithic bodies in -- A post-paleolithic world -- Paradise lost? the fruits and follies of becoming farmers -- Modern times, modern bodies: the paradox of human health in the industrial era -- The vicious circle of too much affluence: why and how too much energy makes us -- Sick -- Disuse: how 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 us better cultivate the human body's -- Future?
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ocm858874674
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unknown
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1 online resource:
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9780307907417
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
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unknown
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
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illustrations.
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58ed407c-28a1-4dc7-b872-b92af0a0a793
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not applicable
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unknown
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Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)858874674
Label
The story of the human body : evolution, health, and disease, Daniel Lieberman, (overdrive ebook)
Link
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
What are humans adapted for? -- Upstanding apes: how we became adapted to being upright -- Much depends on dinner: how walking helped wean us off fruit -- The first hunter-gatherers: how nearly modern bodies evolved in the genus homo -- Energy in the ice age: how we evolved big brains, along with large, fat, slowly growing -- Bodies -- A very cultured species: how modern humans colonized the world with a combination of -- Brains plus brawn -- Progress and mismatch: the consequences-good and bad-of having paleolithic bodies in -- A post-paleolithic world -- Paradise lost? the fruits and follies of becoming farmers -- Modern times, modern bodies: the paradox of human health in the industrial era -- The vicious circle of too much affluence: why and how too much energy makes us -- Sick -- Disuse: how 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 us better cultivate the human body's -- Future?
Control code
ocm858874674
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource:
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780307907417
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
58ed407c-28a1-4dc7-b872-b92af0a0a793
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)858874674

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