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Human body size and the laws of scaling : physiological, performance, growth, longevity and ecological ramifications

Author: Thomas T Samaras; Andrzej Bartke; Christopher David Rollo
Publisher: New York : Nova Science Publishers, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Offers a purview of the laws of scaling on human performance, health, longevity and the environment. This book presents findings on the human species and its ecological niche.

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Human body size and the laws of scaling.
New York : Nova Science Publishers, ©2007
(DLC) 2006025818
(OCoLC)70921400
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas T Samaras; Andrzej Bartke; Christopher David Rollo
ISBN: 9781624170744 1624170749
OCLC Number: 839301797
Notes: "Nova Biomedical"--Cover.
Description: 1 online resource (x, 381 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Contents: Why the study of human size is important / Thomas T. Samaras --
Human scaling and the body mass index / Thomas T. Samaras --
Advantages of taller human height / Thomas T. Samaras --
Advantages of shorter human height / Thomas T. Samaras --
Body height and its relation to chronic disease and longevity / Thomas T. Samaras --
BMI and weight: their relation to diabetes, CVD, cancer and all-cause mortality / Thomas T. Samaras --
The obesity epidemic, birthweight, rapid growth and superior nutrition / Thomas T. Samaras --
Long-lived mutant, gene knockout and transgenic mice / Andrzej Bartke --
The evolutionary ecology of body size with special reference to allometry and survivorship / C. David Rollo --
Overview of research on giant transgenic mice with emphasis on the brain and aging / C. David Rollo --
Speculations on the evolutionary ecology of Homo sapiens with special reference to body size, allometry and survivorship / C. David Rollo --
Birthweight, height, brain size and intellectual ability / Thomas T. Samaras --
Impact of body size on resources, pollution, the environment and economics / Thomas T. Samaras --
Final remarks on human size, scaling and ecological implications / Thomas T. Samaras.
Responsibility: Thomas Samaras, editor ; with contributions by Andrzej Bartke, C. David Rollo.
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