The Story of the Human Body

The Story of the Human Body

Evolution, Health, and Disease

Book - 2013
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A Harvard evolutionary biologist presents an engaging discussion of how the human body has evolved over millions of years, examining how an increasing disparity between the needs of Stone Age bodies and the realities of the modern world are fueling a paradox of greater longevity and chronic disease.
Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, ©2013.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780307379412
0307379418
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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