Human frontiers, environments, and disease : past patterns, uncertain futures

McMichael, A. J. (Anthony J.)

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  • Creator Tony McMichael
  • Format Books
  • Publication Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, [2001] ©2001
  • Physical Details
    • xvi, 413 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
  • ISBNs 9780521803113, 052180311X, 9780521004947, 0521004942
  • OCLC ocm46599886

Notes

  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 366-401) and index.

Contents

  • Disease patterns in human biohistory -- Human biology: the Pleistocene inheritance -- Adapting to diversity: climate, food and infection -- Infectious disease: humans and microbes coevolving -- The Third Horseman: food, farming and famines -- The industrial era: the Fifth Horseman? -- Longer lives and lower birth rates -- Modern affluence: lands of milk and honey -- Cities, social environments and synapses -- Global environmental change: overstepping limits -- Health and disease: an ecological perspective -- Footprints to the future: treading less heavily
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