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Author Lieberman, Daniel, 1964- author.
Title The story of the human body [electronic resource] : evolution, health, and disease / Daniel E. Lieberman.
Published New York : Pantheon Books, [2013]
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 Electronic Book  QP38 .L74 2013eb    ONLINE
Edition First edition.
Description 1 online resource (xii, 460 pages) : illustrations
Content Type text
Format online resource
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
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?
Note Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on Apr. 30, 2014).
Subject Human body.
Human evolution.
Adaptation (Biology)
Collection Title eBook collection (EBSCO).
Related To Print version: Lieberman, Daniel,. The story of the human body :. . Lieberman, Daniel, 1964- Story of the human body 9780307379412 (DLC) 2013011811
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