Growth of Humanity

ISBN-10: 0471354481

ISBN-13: 9780471354482

Edition: 2001

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This title provides an introduction to key concepts, methods of research, and essential discoveries in the fields of human demography and human growth and development, especially in relation to disease, nutrition, and ageing.
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Book details

List price: $148.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/27/2001
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 336
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.738
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Series Introduction
Of Populations and People
Life History: The Link between Demography and Growth
Why Do Anthropologists Study Human Growth and Demography?
Anthropological Perspective on HIV/AIDS
Biocultural Model of HIV/AIDS
Demographic Impact of HIV/AIDS
Economic Effects of the HIV/AIDS Epidemic
Impact of HIV/AIDS on Family Structure and Human Development
Integrated Study of Human Demography and Growth
"HIV/AIDS Is Among Us"
Human Growth in Biocultural Perspective
How Populations Grow: History, Methods, and Principles of Demography
Population Problem
Was There a Population Problem?
How Many People?
Human Population Size Today
Population Census
Using Census Data: Defining the Population
Using Census Data: The Life Table
Medical Example of the Use of Life Tables
Life Table Analsis of Growth and Development
From Malthus to Gompertz
Fall and Rise of Biodemography
Fertility and Mortality
Population Pyramids
Population Regulation: Limits to Population Growth
Biocultural Regulation of Human Fertility
Questions Found on a Modern Census
Social Regulation of Fertility in the Mormon Church
How People Grow
Basic Principles of Human Growth and Development
Stages in the Life Cycle
Evolution of the Human Life History
Human Life Cycle
Evolution of Human Life History: Growth and Demography
Evolution of Ontogeny
Case for De Novo Childhood
Human Childhood
How and When Did Human Childhood Evolve?
Who Benefits from Childhood?
Summary of Childhood
When and Why Did Adolescence Evolve?
Why Do Girls Have Adolescence, or Why Wait So Long to Have a Baby?
Why Do Boys Have Adolescence?
Summary of Adolescence
Postreproductive Life Stage
Conclusion
The Evolutionary Psychology of Childhood
Food, Demography, and Growth
Food for the Body and the Spirit
Nutrients Versus Food
Sources of Knowledge
Human Diet Evolution
Studies of Living Hunters and Gatherers
Summary of Evidence for the Evolution of Human Nutrition
Diet, Agricultural Development, and Demography
Conquest, Food, and Health
"Man or Maize": Which Came First?
Industrialization, Urbanization, and the Further Decline of Human Health
Demographic Transition
Progress?
Plagues and Progress
Diet and the Diseases of Modern Life
Electronic Revolution
Conclusion
Conception of the People of Corn
Classification of Human Societies
Migration and Human Health
Rural-to-Urban Migration
Biology of the City
Urban Migration Since World War II
Are Cities Good or Bad for People?
Biocultural Research on Urban Adaptation
Growth and Development
Fertility and Demography
Three Case Studies of Migrant Fertility
Migrant Selection?
Health Status and Mortality
The U-Curve Model
Effects of Migration on the Remaining Population
Summary: Migration and Adaptation to the City
Biocultural View of Migration
Cape Verde: Migration and Morabeza
Migrations Caused by Droughts and Consequent Floods of Famine: Case of the Cape Verde Islands
Changing Family Structure in Cape Verde: Some Effects of Emigration on the Remaining Population
Growth of Humanity
Population Variation in Body Size
Population Variation in Demography
Mirror of Society
Evolutionary Background to Growth and Population Structure
Smaller Body Size Is Not a Genetic Adaptation
Plasticity in Growth and Demography
8,000 Years of Human Growth in Latin America
Anthropometric History
Irish Famine
Desertification of Rural Portugal
Giants in the Americas?
Biology of Potato Blight
The Aging of Humanity
Japan: The Aging Sun
Biocultural Aging
Menopause, Aging, and Sexism
The Valuable Grandmother, or Could Menopause Evolve?
Wither Humanity?
Healthy People, Healthy Populations
Glossary
References
Index
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