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Human Energetics in Biological Anthropology

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Part of Cambridge Studies in Biological and Evolutionary Anthropology

  • Date Published: August 2005
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521018524

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  • Many aspects of human activity involve energy transfer of some type. Human Energetics in Biological Anthropology examines some of the ways in which measurements of energy intake, expenditure and balance have been used to study human populations by biological anthropologists and human biologists. The book provides an integration of human adaptation and adaptability approaches, placing these issues in an ecological context by considering traditional subsistence economies in the developing world. This is the first volume to present such an integrated approach, and will be useful in the teaching of biological anthropology, human population biology, nutritional anthropology, and third world nutrition at senior undergraduate and graduate student level.

    • Up to date description of use of energetics methodology in human biology and biological anthropology
    • Raises issues relevant to third world subsistence economies
    • Of wide interest to human biologists of many descriptions - anthropologists, nutritionists, community health workers etc
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    "...[the study] results in a useful examination of the strategies employed by humans to satisfy their energy requirements, as well as the probable origins of these strategies." William A. Stini, The Quarterly Review of Biology

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    Product details

    • Date Published: August 2005
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521018524
    • length: 248 pages
    • dimensions: 228 x 153 x 15 mm
    • weight: 0.39kg
    • contains: 54 b/w illus. 55 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    Part I. Theory and Methods:
    2. The individual and the group
    3. Methods
    4. Modelling
    Part II. Energetics and Anthropology:
    5. Reproductive performance
    6. Growth and body size
    7. Energy, effort and subsistence
    8. Energetics and human evolution
    9. Energy balance and seasonality

  • Author

    Stanley J. Ulijaszek, University of Cambridge

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