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The stress of life.

Author: Hans Selye
Publisher: New York, McGraw-Hill [©1956]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book covers every aspect of pre-Columbian Mesoamerica, from Paleoindian times to the sixteenth century. It provides overviews of the best-known regional cultures, as well as balanced coverage of Mesoamerica as a whole, encompassing within the larger story the development of regions such as West Mexico, Guerrero, the Gulf lowlands, and the northern and southern frontiers of Mesoamerica." "This book is a guide  Read more...
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Selye, Hans, 1907-
Stress of life.
New York, McGraw-Hill [1956]
(OCoLC)597890662
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hans Selye
ISBN: 0070562067 9780070562066
OCLC Number: 525839
Description: xvi, 324 pages illustrations
Contents: Preface --
Book I: The discovery of stress --
Precursors of the stress concept --
My first glimpse of stress --
How to question nature --
The birth of the G.A.S. --
Book II: The dissection of stress --
Why did we need a blueprint for the dissection? --
Inventory of assets: (a) the facts --
Inventory of assets: (b) the abstractions --
Inventory of assets: (c) materials and techniques --
How does one dissect a biologic mechanism? --
Results of the dissection --
Stress in a nutshell --
Stress and inflammation --
Synoptic view of the whole stress-mechanism --
Book III: The diseases of adaptation --
Diseases of the kidney, the heart, and the blood vessels --
Inflammatory diseases --
Other diseases --
"When scientists disagree" --
Book IV: Sketch for a unified theory --
The search for unification --
How could the stress concept lead to a more unified interpretation of biology and medicine? --
Apologia for teleologic thought in biology and medicine --
Book V: Implications and applications --
Medical implications of the stress concept --
Psychosomatic implications --
Philosophic implications --
The road ahead.

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"This book covers every aspect of pre-Columbian Mesoamerica, from Paleoindian times to the sixteenth century. It provides overviews of the best-known regional cultures, as well as balanced coverage of Mesoamerica as a whole, encompassing within the larger story the development of regions such as West Mexico, Guerrero, the Gulf lowlands, and the northern and southern frontiers of Mesoamerica." "This book is a guide for travelers, students, scholars and anyone interested in pre-Columbian Mesoamerica."--BOOK JACKET.

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