Human Energetics in Biological Anthropology

Human Energetics in Biological Anthropology

by Stanley J. Ulijaszek
     
 

Human Energetics in Biological Anthropology considers various ways in which measurements of energy intake, expenditure and balance have been used to study human populations by biological anthropologists and human biologists. Central to this approach is the concept of adaptation and adaptability, placed in as ecological context by considering such processes in… See more details below

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Human Energetics in Biological Anthropology considers various ways in which measurements of energy intake, expenditure and balance have been used to study human populations by biological anthropologists and human biologists. Central to this approach is the concept of adaptation and adaptability, placed in as ecological context by considering such processes in traditional subsistence economies in the developing world. The book will be useful to students in biological anthropology, nutritional anthropology, and third world nutrition.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521018524
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
07/31/2005
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Biological and Evolutionary Anthropology Series, #16
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.55(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1Introduction1
2The individual and the group23
3Methods49
4Modelling82
5Reproductive performance103
6Growth and body size128
7Energy, effort and subsistence151
8Energetics and human evolution166
9Energy balance and seasonality176
References190
Index233

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