The Story of the Human Body

The Story of the Human Body

Evolution, Health, and Disease

Book - 2013
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Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, [2013]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2013
ISBN: 9780307379412
0307379418
9780307741806
Branch Call Number: 612 LIEBERM
Characteristics: xii, 460 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm

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tannazjp Jan 03, 2015

Easy to read and interesting :)

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rationallady
Jan 10, 2014

An anthropological review of our homin ancestors and their eating habits is followed by a discussion of the effects of the agricultural revolution on our bodies and the diseases it generated. The last half of the book discusses the diseases and conditions which we suffer today because of the mismatch between our lifestyles and the bodies we inherited from our hunter gatherer ancestors. I found it interesting that modern hunter gatherer seldom suffer from these diseases and conditions.

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