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

Label
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
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Story of the Human Body explores how the way we use our bodies is all wrong. From an evolutionary perspective, if normal is defined as what most people have done for millions of years, then it's normal to walk and run 9-15 kilometers a day to hunt and gather fresh food which is high in fibre, low in sugar, and barely processed. It's also normal to spend much of your time nursing, napping, making stone tools, and gossiping with a small band of people. Our twenty-first-century lifestyles, argues Dan Lieberman, are out of synch with our stone-age bodies. Never have we been so healthy and long-lived, but never, too, have we been so prone to a slew of problems that were, until recently, rare or unknown, from asthma, to diabetes, to - scariest of all - overpopulation. The Story of the Human Body asks how our bodies got to be the way they are, and considers how that evolutionary history -both ancient and recent - can help us evaluate how we use our bodies. How is the present-day state of the human body related to the past? And what is the human body's future?
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
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10221184
Cataloging source
UKMGB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1964-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lieberman, Daniel
Dewey number
612
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Body, Human
  • Human physiology
  • Human evolution
  • Adaptation (Biology)
Target audience
adult
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evolution, health, and disease
Label
The story of the human body : evolution, health and disease, Daniel E. Lieberman
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 460 pages
Isbn
9781846143922
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 16346840
  • 16346840
Label
The story of the human body : evolution, health and disease, Daniel E. Lieberman
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 460 pages
Isbn
9781846143922
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 16346840
  • 16346840

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