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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
This book 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 21st-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. This book asks how our bodies got to be the way they are, and considers how that evolutionary history can help us evaluate how we use our bodies
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
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1964-
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Lieberman, Daniel
Dewey number
  • 612
  • 612
  • 612
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Human body
  • Human physiology
  • Human evolution
  • Adaptation (Biology)
  • Health and Wellbeing
Label
The story of the human body : evolution, health and disease, Daniel E. Lieberman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9781846143922
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 460 pages
Isbn
9781846143922
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)
Label
The story of the human body : evolution, health and disease, Daniel E. Lieberman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9781846143922
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 460 pages
Isbn
9781846143922
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)

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