The human strategy : an evolutionary perspective on human anatomy / John H. Langdon
- Langdon, John H. (John Howard)
- New York : Oxford University Press, 2005.
- Physical Description:
- xix, 358 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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- 1. Evolution and adaptation -- 2. A place in nature : humans in an evolving world -- 3. Bones, joints, and muscles -- 4. The skull -- 5. Teeth -- 6. The spine -- 7. The upper limb -- 8. The lower limb -- 9. The human strategy : bipedalism -- 10. Organization of the brain -- 11. The human strategy : brain size -- 12. The special senses -- 13. Skin -- 14. Digestion and diet -- 15. Respiration -- 16. Circulation -- 17. Excretion -- 18. The human strategy : energy flow, homeostasis, and endurance -- 19. Reproduction -- 20. Sex and human evolution -- 21. The human strategy : life history.
- "Integrating the most recent research in the field, The Human Strategy features more than 250 clear and well-labeled illustrations that explain anatomical systems and processes. It includes tables that detail the differences between the major classes of vertebrates, helping students to put evolutionary variations among species in context. A comprehensive glossary and an extensive bibliography are also provided. Ideal for upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses in human evolutionary anatomy, The Human Strategy can also be used in human anatomy and human evolution courses. Taking a more complete look at the human body in an evolutionary sense than any other existing text - and demonstrating that the human present is best understood in terms of our past - this volume serves as an excellent starting point for discussion, critical thinking, and further research."--BOOK JACKET.
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 309-350) and index.
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