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The Story Of The Human Body by Daniel Lieberman

Title The Story of the Human Body
Author Daniel Lieberman
Publisher Vintage
Release Date 2014
Category Science
Total Pages 460
ISBN 9780307741806
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

In this book the author, a Harvard evolutionary biologist presents an account 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. It illuminates 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. The author 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, the author argues, resulting in the growing incidence of obesity and new but avoidable diseases, such as type 2 diabetes. The author 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, he advocates the use of evolutionary information to help nudge, push, and sometimes even compel us to create a more salubrious environment. -- From publisher's web site.

The Story Of The Human Body by Daniel Lieberman

Title The Story of the Human Body
Author Daniel Lieberman
Publisher Vintage
Release Date 2013-10-01
Category Science
Total Pages 480
ISBN 9780307907417
Language English, Spanish, and French
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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.)

The Story Of The Human Body by Daniel Lieberman

Title The Story of the Human Body
Author Daniel Lieberman
Publisher Penguin UK
Release Date 2013-10-03
Category Science
Total Pages 480
ISBN 9781846143939
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Story of the Human Body explores how the way we use our bodies is all wrong. From an evolutionary perspective, if normal is defined as what most people have done for millions of years, then it's normal to walk and run 9 -15 kilometers a day to hunt and gather fresh food which is high in fibre, low in sugar, and barely processed. It's also normal to spend much of your time nursing, napping, making stone tools, and gossiping with a small band of people. Our 21st-century lifestyles, argues Dan Lieberman, are out of synch with our stone-age bodies. Never have we been so healthy and long-lived - but never, too, have we been so prone to a slew of problems that were, until recently, rare or unknown, from asthma, to diabetes, to - scariest of all - overpopulation. Story of the Human Body asks how our bodies got to be the way they are, and considers how that evolutionary history - both ancient and recent - can help us evaluate how we use our bodies. How is the present-day state of the human body related to the past? And what is the human body's future? Daniel Lieberman is the Chair of the Department of Human Evolutionary Biology at Harvard and a leader in the field. He has written nearly 100 articles, many appearing in the journals Nature and Science, and his cover story on barefoot running in Nature was picked up by major media the world over. His research and discoveries have been highlighted in newspapers and magazines, including The New York Times, The Boston Globe, Discover, and National Geographic.

Title Boy Were We Wrong About the Human Body
Author Kathleen V. Kudlinski
Publisher Penguin
Release Date 2015-10-20
Category Juvenile Nonfiction
Total Pages 32
ISBN 9781101994528
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Long, long ago, ancient Egyptians thought that all of our ideas and personalities came from our hearts—boy, were they wrong! Debunking old (and sometimes silly) myths about the human body, this new addition to the Boy, Were We Wrong series shows how we discovered modern biology and medicine. From healing by applying leeches, to the ancient practice of acupuncture, to the discovery and study of DNA, this is the story of what we know about our bodies and how we still have lots to learn. A perfect selection for Common Core or STEM collections

The Body by Bill Bryson

Title The Body
Author Bill Bryson
Publisher Doubleday Canada
Release Date 2019-10-15
Category Science
Total Pages 448
ISBN 9780385685757
Language English, Spanish, and French
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NATIONAL BESTSELLER NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER A NEW YORK TIMES EDITORS' CHOICE NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF 2019 BY Maclean's • The Washington Post • USA Today • Indigo Bill Bryson, bestselling author of A Short History of Nearly Everything, takes us on a head-to-toe tour of the marvel that is the human body. As compulsively readable as it is comprehensive, this is Bryson at his very best, a must-read owner's manual for everybody. Bill Bryson once again proves himself to be an incomparable companion as he guides us through the human body--how it functions, its remarkable ability to heal itself, and (unfortunately) the ways it can fail. Full of extraordinary facts (your body made a million red blood cells since you started reading this) and irresistible Bryson-esque anecdotes, The Body will lead you to a deeper understanding of the miracle that is life in general and you, in particular. As Bill Bryson writes, "we pass our existence within this wobble of flesh and yet take it almost entirely for granted." The Body will cure that indifference with generous doses of wondrous, compulsively readable facts and information.

Title The Evolution of the Human Head
Author Daniel Lieberman
Publisher Harvard University Press
Release Date 2011
Category MEDICAL
Total Pages 756
ISBN 9780674046368
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Dan Lieberman has written an innovative, exhaustively researched and carefully argued book dealing with the evolution of the human head. In it he addresses three interrelated questions. First, why does the human head look the way it does? Second, why did these transformations occur? And third, how is something as complex and vital as the head so variable and evolvable? This book addresses these questions in three sections. The first set of chapters review how human and ape heads grow, both in terms of individual parts (organs and regions) and as an integrated whole. The second section reviews how the head performs its major functions: housing the brain, chewing, swallowing, breathing, vocalizing, thermoregulating, seeing, hearing, tasting, smelling, and balancing during locomotion. The final set of chapters review the fossil evidence for major transformations of the head during human evolution from the divergence of the human and ape lineages through the origins of Homo sapiens. These chapters use developmental and functional insights from the first two sections to speculate on the developmental and selective bases for these transformations.

Title The Complete Human Body
Author Anonim
Publisher Penguin
Release Date 2010-08-30
Category Medical
Total Pages 512
ISBN 9780756675097
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

We inhabit it, we are it, and we are surrounded by 6.8 billion examples of it on the planet - the human body. The Complete Human Body is the definitive guide to the development, form, function, and disorders of the human body, illustrated with unprecedented clarity by new computer-generated artworks and the latest medical and microscopic imaging.

Inside Your Outside by Tish Rabe

Title Inside Your Outside
Author Tish Rabe
Publisher Random House Books for Young Readers
Release Date 2019-06-18
Category Juvenile Nonfiction
Total Pages 48
ISBN 9780593126646
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

The Cat in the Hat takes Sally and Dick for a ride through the human body where they visit the right and left sides of the brain, meet the Feletons from far off Fadin (when they stand in the sun you can see through their skin), scuba dive through the blood system, follow food and water through the digestive tract, and a whole lot more!

Title Anatomies A Cultural History of the Human Body
Author Hugh Aldersey-Williams
Publisher W. W. Norton & Company
Release Date 2014-05-19
Category Science
Total Pages 320
ISBN 9780393348842
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Combining science, history, and culture, explores every aspect of human anatomy from ancient body art to modern plastic surgery, discussing why some people are left-handed and why some cultures think the soul resides in the liver.

Your Inner Fish by Neil Shubin

Title Your Inner Fish
Author Neil Shubin
Publisher Vintage
Release Date 2009
Category Science
Total Pages 237
ISBN 9780307277459
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

A fascinating chronicle of the evolution of humankind traces the genetic history of the organs of the human body, offering a revealing correlation between the distant past and present-day human anatomy and physiology, behavior, illness, and DNA. Reprint. 75,000 first printing.

Living With The Stars by Karel Schrijver

Title Living with the Stars
Author Karel Schrijver
Publisher Oxford University Press, USA
Release Date 2015
Category Science
Total Pages 202
ISBN 9780198727439
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Living with the Stars describes the many fascinating connections between the universe and the human body, which range from the makeup of DNA and human cells, growth and aging, to stellar evolution and the beginning of the universe. This popular science book should be of interest to anyone who wonders about the processes going on in our human bodies that connect us to our environment on Earth, to the Solar System, to the stars in our Galaxy, and even tothe origin of the universe.

The Human Body by HP Newquist

Title The Human Body
Author HP Newquist
Publisher Penguin
Release Date 2015-11-17
Category Juvenile Nonfiction
Total Pages 112
ISBN 9781101997147
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The science and inventions that make us who we are . . . literally! Did you know the first blood transfusions were between people and lambs? Or that the first prosthetic hand with a hook was created so a French soldier could hold the reins of his horse in battle? Or that scientists recently grew a nose? Invention & Impact, an exciting new series from PYRG-Smithsonian, introduces young readers to experiments, discoveries, and breakthroughs such as these, which have huge impacts on our world. Designed with exciting images from the Smithsonian's vast collections, each highly visual book in the series starts with a big idea and then explores that concept through specific objects that give kids the micro and meta picture on how inventions and ideas connect over time. The debut book in the series looks at one of the most complex systems on planet Earth: the human body. From artificial eyeballs to aspirin to 3-D printed body parts, The Human Body profiles the objects that scientists and tinkerers throughout history have invented (or cobbled together) to protect, repair, or improve our physical selves. And there are plenty of fascinating stories behind these objects!

Title The Human Body in the Age of Catastrophe
Author Stefanos Geroulanos
Publisher University of Chicago Press
Release Date 2018-08-13
Category History
Total Pages 416
ISBN 9780226556628
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The injuries suffered by soldiers during WWI were as varied as they were brutal. How could the human body suffer and often absorb such disparate traumas? Why might the same wound lead one soldier to die but allow another to recover? In The Human Body in the Age of Catastrophe, Stefanos Geroulanos and Todd Meyers uncover a fascinating story of how medical scientists came to conceptualize the body as an integrated yet brittle whole. Responding to the harrowing experience of the Great War, the medical community sought conceptual frameworks to understand bodily shock, brain injury, and the vast differences in patient responses they occasioned. Geroulanos and Meyers carefully trace how this emerging constellation of ideas became essential for thinking about integration, individuality, fragility, and collapse far beyond medicine: in fields as diverse as anthropology, political economy, psychoanalysis, and cybernetics. Moving effortlessly between the history of medicine and intellectual history, The Human Body in the Age of Catastrophe is an intriguing look into the conceptual underpinnings of the world the Great War ushered in.

Title Anatomy Exploring the Human Body
Author Phaidon Editors
Publisher Phaidon Press
Release Date 2019-10-16
Category Art
Total Pages 352
ISBN 0714879886
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A stunning tribute to our eternal fascination with the human body - and the latest in the bestselling 'Explorer' Collection Anatomy: Exploring the Human Body is a visually compelling survey of more than 5,000 years of image-making. Through 300 remarkable works, selected and curated by an international panel of anatomists, curators, academics, and specialists, the book chronicles the intriguing visual history of human anatomy, showcasing its amazing complexity and our ongoing fascination with the systems and functions of our bodies. Exploring individual parts of the human body from head to toe, and revealing the intricate functions of body systems, such as the nerves, muscles, organs, digestive system, brain, and senses, this authoritative book presents iconic examples alongside rarely seen, breathtaking works. The 300 entries are arranged with juxtapositions of contrasting and complementary illustrations to allow for thought-provoking, lively, and stimulating reading.

The Hot Brain by Carl V. Gisolfi

Title The Hot Brain
Author Carl V. Gisolfi
Publisher MIT Press
Release Date 2000
Category Medical
Total Pages 272
ISBN 0262071983
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

It describes how we cope with environmental extremes, the function of fevers, and why thermoregulation is best understood through a combination of physiological and cognitive approaches."--BOOK JACKET.

The Universe Within by Neil Shubin

Title The Universe Within
Author Neil Shubin
Publisher Vintage
Release Date 2013-01-08
Category Science
Total Pages 240
ISBN 9780307907868
Language English, Spanish, and French
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From one of our finest and most popular science writers, the best-selling author of Your Inner Fish, comes the answer to a scientific mystery story as big as the world itself: How have astronomical events that took place millions of years ago created the unique qualities of the human species? In his last book, Neil Shubin delved into the amazing connections between human anatomy—our hands, our jaws—and the structures in the fish that first took over land 375 million years ago. Now, with his trademark clarity and exuberance, he takes an even more expansive approach to the question of why we are the way we are. Starting once again with fossils, Shubin turns his gaze skyward. He shows how the entirety of the universe's 14-billion-year history can be seen in our bodies. From our very molecular composition (a result of stellar events at the origin of our solar system), he makes clear, through the working of our eyes, how the evolution of the cosmos has had profound effects on the development of human life on earth.

Big Book Of Human Body by Vanessa Giancamilli Birch

Title Big Book of Human Body
Author Vanessa Giancamilli Birch
Publisher Big Books
Release Date 2019-09-20
Category Juvenile Fiction
Total Pages 224
ISBN 1628856823
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Find out... what muscle never gets tired, why your ears pop when you're on an airplane, fun ways to move your body, what the human body has in common with other animal bodies, how your body works as a team to help keep you healthy .... And much, much more in the Big Book of Human Body! It also includes Search & Find pages, mazes, word searches, and other fun activities. Impress family and friends with your knowledge of the human body!

Title A Visual Analogy Guide to Human Anatomy Physiology
Author Paul A. Krieger
Publisher Morton Publishing Company
Release Date 2017-02-01
Category Science
Total Pages 572
ISBN 9781617316272
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

The Visual Analogy Guides to Human Anatomy & Physiology, 3e is an affordable and effective study aid for students enrolled in an introductory anatomy and physiology sequence of courses. This book uses visual analogies to assist the student in learning the details of human anatomy and physiology. Using these analogies, students can take things they already know from experiences in everyday life and apply them to anatomical structures and physiological concepts with which they are unfamiliar. The study guide offers a variety of learning activities for students such as, labeling diagrams, creating their own drawings, or coloring existing black-and-white illustrations to better understand the material presented.

Exercised by Daniel Lieberman

Title Exercised
Author Daniel Lieberman
Publisher Pantheon
Release Date 2021-01-05
Category Health & Fitness
Total Pages 464
ISBN 9781524746988
Language English, Spanish, and French
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"This highly engaging landmark work, a natural history of exercise--by the author of the best seller The Story of the Human Body--seeks to answer a fundamental question: were you born to run or rest The first three parts of Exercised roughly follow the evolutionary story of human physical activity and inactivity, even as each chapter shatters a particular myth about exercise. Because we cannot understand physical activity without understanding its absence, Part One begins with physical inactivity. What are our bodies doing when we take it easy, including when we sit or sleep? Part Two explores physical activities that require speed, strength, and power, such as sprinting, lifting, and fighting. Part Three surveys physical activities that involve endurance, such as walking, running, or dancing, as well as their effect on aging. Part Four considers how anthropological and evolutionary approaches can help us exercise better in the modern world. How can we more effectively manage to exercise, and in what ways? To what extent, how, and why do different types and durations of exercise help prevent or treat the major diseases that are likely to make us sick and kill us?"--

Inside Out Human Body by Luann Columbo

Title Inside Out Human Body
Author Luann Columbo
Publisher becker&mayer! kids
Release Date 2017-10-10
Category Juvenile Nonfiction
Total Pages 16
ISBN 9780760355312
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Discover the amazing human body, system by system and layer by layer, and the incredible things it is capable of with Inside Out Human Body. Comes with a real, 3-D model to help you learn faster! What do you think is the most amazing machine in the universe? A superconductor? The modern computer? A rocket ship? Think again: It’s the human body! Astonishingly intricate and complex, your body grows, heals itself, and performs a mind-boggling number of complex functions all at the same time! Inside Out: Human Body takes you on an incredible journey through the powerful muscular system, the "bone zone," the long and windy road of the digestive system, the blood-pumping circulatory system, the forty-seven-mile long nervous system, and beyond! A unique layered model of the human body serves as the center point of each section, revealing key body parts and functions, while entertaining and informative text explains how the body works. Each section is fully illustrated with colorful diagrams and includes fun, interactive lessons for you to try yourself. You can learn how to take your own pulse, how to make your arms float, and even what the color of your urine means! Sometimes the most incredible wonders are right under our noses.