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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Lieberman, Daniel, 1964-
Story of the human body.
New York : Pantheon Books, 
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|Description:||xii, 460 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm|
|Contents:||What are humans adapted for? --
Upstanding apes: how we became bipeds --
Much depends on dinner: how australopiths partly weaned us off fruit --
The first hunter-gatherers: how nearly modern bodies evolved in the human genus --
Energy in the ice age: how we evolved big brains along with large, fat, gradually growing bodies --
A very cultured species: how modern humans colonized the world with a combination of brains plus brawn --
Progress, mismatch, and dysevolution: the consequences-good and bad-of having paleolithic bodies in a post-paleolithic world --
Paradise lost?: the fruits and follies of becoming farmers --
Modern times, modern bodies: the paradox of human health in the industrial era --
The vicious circle of too much: why too much energy can make us sick --
Disuse: why we are losing it by not using it --
The hidden dangers of novelty and comfort: how everyday innovations can damage us --
Survival of the fitter: can evolutionary logic help cultivate a better future for the human body?
|Responsibility:||Daniel E. Lieberman.|