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Applications of Biological Anthropology to Human Affairs : Advances in Political Science - C. G. Nicholas Mascie-Taylor

Applications of Biological Anthropology to Human Affairs

Advances in Political Science

Hardcover Published: 31st August 1991
ISBN: 9780521381123
Number Of Pages: 264

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The unique contribution made by biological anthropology to human welfare lies in the fundamental understanding it can provide of the dynamic interrelationships between physical and social factors. By understanding these patterns, we can interpret the significance of variation in such measures of human well-being in terms of the incidence of disease and mortality rates. Topics covered in this book include reproductive ecology and fertility, nutritional status in relation to health, and the effects of pollution on individual growth. In later chapters, the concepts of physiological adaptation and Darwinian fitness and their relation to individual physical fitness are explored.

"...should interest researchers and advanced students of biological anthropology, epidemiology, population genetics, and physiology...will be essential for anyone at any level who is involved in the applied aspects of human health and welfare." S.D. Stout, Choice

Introduction
Reproductive ecology and human fertility
Nutritional status: its measurement and relation to health
Pollution and human growth: lead, noise, polychlorobiphenol compounds, and toxic wastes
Human physiological adaptation to high altitude environments
Darwinian fitness, physical fitness and physical activity
Human evolution and the genetic epidemiology of chronic degenerative diseases
The biology of human aging
Literature cited
Index
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ISBN: 9780521381123
ISBN-10: 0521381126
Series: Advances in Political Science
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 264
Published: 31st August 1991
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.72 x 15.75  x 2.21
Weight (kg): 0.58

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