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The Story of the Human Body: Evolution, Health, and Disease
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Vintage Books
Publication date July 1, 2014
Pages 460
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780307741806
ISBN-10 030774180X
Dimensions 1 by 5.25 by 8 in.
Original list price $15.95
Other format details sci/tech
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: In this landmark book of popular science, Daniel E. Lieberman gives us a lucid and engaging account of how the human body evolved over millions of years. He illuminates the major transformations that contributed to key adaptations to the body: the rise of bipedalism; the shift to a non-fruit-based diet; the advent of hunting and gathering; and how cultural changes like the Agricultural and Industrial Revolutions have impacted us physically. He shows how the increasing disparity between the jumble of adaptations in our Stone Age bodies and advancements in the modern world is occasioning a paradox: greater longevity but increased chronic disease. And finally—provocatively—he advocates the use of evolutionary information to help nudge, push, and sometimes even compel us to create a more salubrious environment and pursue better lifestyles. 


[With charts and line drawings throughout.]

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Hardcover
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from Pantheon Books (October 1, 2013)
9780307379412 | details & prices | 460 pages | 7.00 × 10.00 × 1.50 in. | 1.85 lbs | List price $27.95
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Paperback
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Reprint edition from Vintage Books (July 1, 2014)
9780307741806 | details & prices | 460 pages | 5.25 × 8.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.98 lbs | List price $15.95
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CD/Spoken Word
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With Sean Runnette (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Random House (October 1, 2013)
9780307990068 | details & prices | 5.25 × 6.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.70 lbs | List price $45.00
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