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Capacity for Work in the Tropics : Society for the Study of Human Biology Symposium Series - K. J. Collins

Capacity for Work in the Tropics

Society for the Study of Human Biology Symposium Series

By: K. J. Collins (Editor), Derek F. Roberts (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 26th February 1988
ISBN: 9780521309356
Number Of Pages: 318

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Working capacity is the physiological key to understanding man's ability, in technically less advanced communities, to exploit his environment, and hence to understanding his role in the ecological balance. In this volume the present state of knowledge of working capacity in tropical populations is reviewed in a series of illustrative papers. Topics cover the measurement of working capacity in populations: the functional consequences of malnutrition; growth, size and muscular efficiency; ethnic differences in working capacity; energy; expenditure and endemic disease; and energy flow in tropical ecosystems. These papers and their ensuing discussions lead to a series of recommendations on studies to be incorporated in the Decade of the Tropics research programme of the International Union of Biological Sciences.

"For both its content and the research it may stimulate, this volume is of value to a wide audience of medical anthropologists for their professional research and teaching." Barry Bogin, Medical Anthropology Quarterly

Measurement of working capacity in populations
Functional consequences of malnutrition
Growth stature and muscular efficiency
Ethnic and socio-cultural differences in working capacity
Energy expenditure and endemic disease
Research models in tropical ecosystems
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ISBN: 9780521309356
ISBN-10: 0521309352
Series: Society for the Study of Human Biology Symposium Series
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 318
Published: 26th February 1988
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.64