Cambridge Studies in Biological and Evolutionary Anthropology: Applications of Biological Anthropology to Human Affairs Series Number 8

La description

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 include reproductive ecology and fertility, nutritional status in relation to health, and the effects of pollution on growth. In the later chapters, the concepts of physiological adaptation, and Darwinian fitness and its relation to individual physical fitness are explored.

Details

Author(s)
Robert Andrew Foley, Nina G. Jablonski, Karen B. Strier, Michael Little, Kenneth M. Weiss, C. G. Nicholas Mascie-Taylor, Gabriel Ward Lasker
Format
Hardback | 264 pages
Dimensions
152 x 229 x 19mm | 560g
Publication date
13 Nov 2003
Publisher
CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
Publication City/Country
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Language
English
Edition statement
New
Illustrations note
21 Tables, unspecified; 17 Line drawings, unspecified
ISBN10
0521381126
ISBN13
9780521381123