Applications of Biological Anthropology to Human Affairs
Edited by C. G. Nicholas Mascie-Taylor Gabriel Ward Lasker
Series edited by C. G. Nicholas Mascie-Taylor
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Applications of Biological Anthropology to Human Affairs by C. G. Nicholas Mascie-Taylor
Book DescriptionThe 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521019354
(228mm x 152mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 8-Sep-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author C. G. Nicholas Mascie-Taylor
Reproduction and Adaptation, Hardback (January 2011)
This book offers an examination of human reproductive ecology focussing on environmental, demographic, health and family planning issues.
Biological Aspects of Human Migration, Paperback (August 2009)
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Variability in Human Fertility, Paperback (July 2009)
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Measuring Stress in Humans, Hardback (December 2006)» View all books by C. G. Nicholas Mascie-Taylor
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