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The Resource Body by Darwin : how evolution shapes our health and transforms medicine, Jeremy Taylor

Body by Darwin : how evolution shapes our health and transforms medicine, Jeremy Taylor

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Body by Darwin : how evolution shapes our health and transforms medicine
Title
Body by Darwin
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how evolution shapes our health and transforms medicine
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Jeremy Taylor
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Language
eng
Summary
"We think of medical science and doctors as focused on treating conditions--whether it's a cough or an aching back. But the sicknesses and complaints that cause us to seek medical attention actually have deeper origins than the superficial germs and behaviors we regularly fault ... Jeremy Taylor [argues that] we can trace the roots of many medical conditions through our evolutionary history, revealing what has made us susceptible to certain illnesses and ailments over time and how we can use that knowledge to help us treat or prevent problems in the future"--Dust jacket flap
Summary
The natural world is rich with elegant evolutionary designs, but ask any patient who wakes daily with sciatica, or the many septuagenarians in need of cataract surgery, not to mention any woman who has given birth, and evolution might seem more dismal than divine. The human body is a wonderful example of evolutionary compromise and adaptations
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10456407
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ICU/DLC
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1946-
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Taylor, Jeremy
Dewey number
576.8
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Evolution (Biology)
  • Human evolution
  • Evolutionary genetics
  • Evolution (Biology)
  • Evolutionary genetics
  • Human evolution
Target audience
adult
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how evolution shapes our health and transforms medicine
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Body by Darwin : how evolution shapes our health and transforms medicine, Jeremy Taylor
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Includes bibliographical references
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Absent friends : how the hygiene hypothesis explains allergies and autoimmune diseases -- A fine romance : how evolutionary theory explains infertility and diseases of pregnancy -- The downside of upright : the relationship between bipedalism and orthopedic illnesses -- DIY eye : how developmental biology cures blindness and rebuts creationism -- Hopeful monsters : why cancer is almost impossible to cure -- A problem with the plumbing : why the evolution of coronary arteries makes us prone to heart attacks -- Three score years-- and then? : how evolution is breathing new life into Moribund Dementia research
Control code
ocn902656887
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
252 pages
Isbn
9780226059884
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015019942
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)902656887
Label
Body by Darwin : how evolution shapes our health and transforms medicine, Jeremy Taylor
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Absent friends : how the hygiene hypothesis explains allergies and autoimmune diseases -- A fine romance : how evolutionary theory explains infertility and diseases of pregnancy -- The downside of upright : the relationship between bipedalism and orthopedic illnesses -- DIY eye : how developmental biology cures blindness and rebuts creationism -- Hopeful monsters : why cancer is almost impossible to cure -- A problem with the plumbing : why the evolution of coronary arteries makes us prone to heart attacks -- Three score years-- and then? : how evolution is breathing new life into Moribund Dementia research
Control code
ocn902656887
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
252 pages
Isbn
9780226059884
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015019942
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)902656887

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