Human Energetics in Biological Anthropology

Human Energetics in Biological Anthropology

by Stanley J. Ulijaszek, Ulijaszek Stanley J.
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521432952

ISBN-13: 9780521432955

Pub. Date: 02/28/2004

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521432955
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
02/28/2004
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Biological and Evolutionary Anthropology Series, #16
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.67(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; 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; References; Index.

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