The story of the human body: Evolution, Health, and Disease

Book Cover
Average Rating
5 star
 
(1)
4 star
 
(2)
3 star
 
(0)
2 star
 
(0)
1 star
 
(0)
Language:
English
More Details
ISBN:
9780307379412
9780307990099
9780307907417
Also in This Series
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID 11789dbf-5910-90b4-8484-fb382fa408de
Grouping Title story of the human body evolution health and disease
Grouping Author lieberman daniel
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2019-08-25 10:57:42AM
Last Indexed 2019-08-25 10:59:36AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_interest_level
accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
author Daniel Lieberman
author_display Daniel Lieberman
available_at_catalog Cameron Village Regional
Eva H. Perry Regional
Leesville Community
North Regional
Southeast Regional
West Regional
collection_catalog Adult Non-Fiction
detailed_location_catalog Athens Drive Community - Adult Non-fiction
Cameron Village Regional - Adult Non-fiction
Eva H. Perry Regional - Adult Non-fiction
Leesville Community - Adult Non-fiction
North Regional - Adult Non-fiction
Southeast Regional - Adult Non-fiction
West Regional - Adult Non-fiction
display_description

In this landmark book of popular science, Daniel E. Lieberman--chair of the department of human evolutionary biology at Harvard University and a leader in the field--gives us a lucid and engaging account of how the human body evolved over millions of years, even as it shows how the increasing disparity between the jumble of adaptations in our Stone Age bodies and advancements in the modern world is occasioning this paradox: greater longevity but increased chronic disease.

The Story of the Human Body brilliantly illuminates as never before the major transformations that contributed key adaptations to the body: the rise of bipedalism; the shift to a non-fruit-based diet; the advent of hunting and gathering, leading to our superlative endurance athleticism; the development of a very large brain; and the incipience of cultural proficiencies. Lieberman also elucidates how cultural evolution differs from biological evolution, and how our bodies were further transformed during the Agricultural and Industrial Revolutions.

While these ongoing changes have brought about many benefits, they have also created conditions to which our bodies are not entirely adapted, Lieberman argues, resulting in the growing incidence of obesity and new but avoidable diseases, such as type 2 diabetes. Lieberman proposes that many of these chronic illnesses persist and in some cases are intensifying because of "dysevolution," a pernicious dynamic whereby only the symptoms rather than the causes of these maladies are treated. 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.

(With charts and line drawings throughout.)

From the Hardcover edition.

format_catalog Book
eAudiobook
eBook
format_category_catalog Audio Books
Books
eBook
id 11789dbf-5910-90b4-8484-fb382fa408de
isbn 9780307379412
9780307907417
9780307990099
item_details
Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent FileeContent URLsubformatDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocationSub-location
ils:682701 5818213 Southeast Regional - Adult Non-fiction 612 LIEBE 1 false false On Shelf SER
ils:682701 5236162 North Regional - Adult Non-fiction 612 LIEBE 1 false false Checked out NOR
ils:682701 5236154 West Regional - Adult Non-fiction 612 LIEBE 1 false false On Shelf WRL
ils:682701 5818211 Eva H. Perry Regional - Adult Non-fiction 612 LIEBE 1 false false On Shelf EVA
ils:682701 5236160 West Regional - Adult Non-fiction 612 LIEBE 1 false false Checked out WRL
ils:682701 5236155 North Regional - Adult Non-fiction 612 LIEBE 1 false false On Shelf NOR
ils:682701 5818214 Leesville Community - Adult Non-fiction 612 LIEBE 1 false false On Shelf LEE
ils:682701 5236157 Cameron Village Regional - Adult Non-fiction 612 LIEBE 1 false false On Shelf CAM
ils:682701 5236153 Athens Drive Community - Adult Non-fiction 612 LIEBE 1 false false Checked out ADR
overdrive:0c34ba78-df1b-491d-9ab7-cdd16b316caa -1 Online OverDrive Collection Online OverDrive eAudiobook Audio Books 2 false true OverDrive OverDrive MP3 Audiobook, OverDrive Listen Checked Out
overdrive:58ed407c-28a1-4dc7-b872-b92af0a0a793 -1 Online OverDrive Collection Online OverDrive eBook eBook 2 false true OverDrive Adobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive Read Checked Out
itype_catalog
last_indexed 2019-08-25T14:59:36.075Z
lexile_score -1
literary_form Non Fiction
literary_form_full Non Fiction
local_callnumber_catalog 612 LIEBE
owning_library_catalog Wake County Public Libraries
owning_location_catalog Athens Drive Community
Cameron Village Regional
Eva H. Perry Regional
Leesville Community
North Regional
Southeast Regional
West Regional
primary_isbn 9780307379412
publishDate 2013
record_details
Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical Description
ils:682701 Book Books First edition. English Pantheon Books, [2013] xii, 460 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
overdrive:0c34ba78-df1b-491d-9ab7-cdd16b316caa eAudiobook Audio Books English Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group 2013
overdrive:58ed407c-28a1-4dc7-b872-b92af0a0a793 eBook eBook English Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013
recordtype grouped_work
scoping_details_catalog
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:682701 5818213 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:682701 5236162 Checked out Checked out false false true false false true
ils:682701 5236154 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:682701 5818211 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:682701 5236160 Checked out Checked out false false true false false true
ils:682701 5236155 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:682701 5818214 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:682701 5236157 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:682701 5236153 Checked out Checked out false false true false false true
overdrive:0c34ba78-df1b-491d-9ab7-cdd16b316caa -1 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false false
overdrive:58ed407c-28a1-4dc7-b872-b92af0a0a793 -1 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false false
subject_facet Adaptation (Biology)
Human body
Human evolution
title_display The story of the human body : evolution, health, and disease
title_full The Story of the Human Body Evolution, Health, and Disease
The story of the human body : evolution, health, and disease / Daniel E. Lieberman
title_short The story of the human body :
title_sub Evolution, Health, and Disease
topic_facet Adaptation (Biology)
Health & Fitness
Human body
Human evolution
Nonfiction
Science