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Cambridge Studies in Biological Anthropology #17: Health Consequences of 'Modernization': Evidence from Circumpolar Peoples, the

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In this book, the authors assess the impact of "modernization" on various populations in the circumpolar regions. They examine the adaptations shown culturally, behaviorally, and physically by the indigenous peoples, and discuss the effect of changes in habitual activity, diet, and general life style due to more urban living patterns on body composition, pulmonary function and susceptibility to disease.

Synopsis:

What are the health consequences of a transition from an active 'hunter-gatherer' lifestyle to that of sedentary modern living? In this book, the impact of 'modernization' is assessed in various populations in the circumpolar regions. The hazards of living in polar regions, and the adaptations shown culturally, behaviourally and physically by the indigenous peoples are examined and the effect of changes in habitual activity, diet, and general lifestyle due to more urban living patterns on the body composition, pulmonary function and susceptibility to disease is discussed. The implications of this switch are important not only for all those concerned about the survival of indigenous communities around the world, but for all of us living increasingly sedentary, urban lives. Anthropologists, physiologists and those interested in population fitness will find this a comprehensive and valuable volume.

Synopsis:

Investigates the health consequences of switching from an active ?hunter-gatherer? lifestyle to that of sedentary modern living.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 264-301) and index.

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. The circumpolar habitat and its peoples - traditional lifestyle and early research findings; 2. Concept of the International Biological Programme Human Adaptability Project and IBP studies of circumpolar peoples; 3. Changes in social structure and behaviour; 4. Secular trends in diet, metabolism and body composition; 5. Secular trends in physical fitness and cold tolerance; 6. Secular trends in lung function and respiratory disease; 7. Secular trends in growth and development; 8. Current health status; 9. Lessons from the Arctic; Bibliography; Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521474016
Editor:
Jablonski, Nina
With:
Rode, Andris
Editor:
Jablonski, Nina
Author:
Little, Michael
Author:
Weiss, Kenneth M.
Author:
Mascie-Taylor, C. G. Nicholas
Author:
Shephard, Roy J.
Author:
Strier, Karen
Author:
Roy J., Shephard
Author:
Rode, Andris
Author:
Jablonski, Nina
Author:
Foley, R. A.
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Location:
Cambridge ;
Subject:
Biology
Subject:
Health Risk Assessment
Subject:
Anthropology - Physical
Subject:
Human Physiology
Subject:
Human biology
Subject:
Arctic regions
Subject:
Physical anthropology
Subject:
Arctic peoples
Subject:
Arctic regions Social conditions.
Subject:
Physical anthropology -- Arctic regions.
Subject:
Human physiology -- Arctic regions.
Subject:
Arctic peoples -- Social conditions.
Subject:
Arctic peoples -- Anthropometry.
Subject:
Arctic peoples -- Health and hygiene.
Subject:
Human biology -- Arctic regions.
Subject:
Life Sciences - Biology - General
Copyright:
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Biological Anthropology
Series Volume:
no. 1 (MS-1)[17]
Publication Date:
20020131
Binding:
Hardcover
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
24 line diagrams 62 tables
Pages:
324
Dimensions:
9.25x6.20x.75 in. 1.30 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , What are the health consequences of a transition from an active 'hunter-gatherer' lifestyle to that of sedentary modern living? In this book, the impact of 'modernization' is assessed in various populations in the circumpolar regions. The hazards of living in polar regions, and the adaptations shown culturally, behaviourally and physically by the indigenous peoples are examined and the effect of changes in habitual activity, diet, and general lifestyle due to more urban living patterns on the body composition, pulmonary function and susceptibility to disease is discussed. The implications of this switch are important not only for all those concerned about the survival of indigenous communities around the world, but for all of us living increasingly sedentary, urban lives. Anthropologists, physiologists and those interested in population fitness will find this a comprehensive and valuable volume.
"Synopsis" by , Investigates the health consequences of switching from an active ?hunter-gatherer? lifestyle to that of sedentary modern living.
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