The Resource Applied Evolutionary Anthropology : Darwinian Approaches to Contemporary World Issues, edited by Mhairi A. Gibson, David W. Lawson, (electronic resource)

Applied Evolutionary Anthropology : Darwinian Approaches to Contemporary World Issues, edited by Mhairi A. Gibson, David W. Lawson, (electronic resource)

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Applied Evolutionary Anthropology : Darwinian Approaches to Contemporary World Issues
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Applied Evolutionary Anthropology
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Darwinian Approaches to Contemporary World Issues
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edited by Mhairi A. Gibson, David W. Lawson
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eng
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As a species, we are currently experiencing dramatic shifts in our lifestyle, family structure, health, and global contact. Evolutionary Anthropology provides a powerful theoretical framework to study such changes, revealing how current environments and legacies of past selection shape human diversity. This book is the first major review of the emerging field of Applied Evolutionary Anthropology bringing together the work of an international group of evolutionary scientists, addressing many of the major public health and social issues of this century. Through a series of case studies that span both rural and urban situations in Africa, Asia, Europe and South America, each chapter addresses topics such as natural resource management, health service delivery, population growth and the emergence of new family structures, dietary, and co-operative behaviours. The research presented identifies the great, largely untapped, potential that Applied Evolutionary Anthropology holds to guide the design, implementation and evaluation of effective social and public health policy. This book will be of interest to policy-makers and applied researchers, along with academics and students across the biological and social sciences
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Gibson, Mhairi A
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HM545
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non fiction
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  • Lawson, David W.
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Advances in the Evolutionary Analysis of Human Behaviour
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1
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  • Social sciences
  • Evolution (Biology)
  • Anthropology
  • Social Sciences
  • Anthropology
  • Evolutionary Biology
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Applied Evolutionary Anthropology : Darwinian Approaches to Contemporary World Issues, edited by Mhairi A. Gibson, David W. Lawson, (electronic resource)
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Contents
Chapter 1- Introduction: Applying Evolutionary Anthropology to a Changing World -- Chapter 2- Rationality and the Green Revolution -- Chapter 3- A comparison of the economic literature on microfinance and the evolutionary literature on cooperation -- Chapter 4- How development intervention drives population change in rural Africa: A case study of applied evolutionary anthropology -- Chapter 5- Family structure and health in the developing world: What can evolutionary anthropology contribute to population health science? -- Chapter 6- Declining breastfeeding rates among immigrant populations: A look through an evolutionary lens -- Chapter 7- The evolutionary demography of sex ratios in rural Bangladesh -- Chapter 8- Evolutionary anthropology, co-operation and warfare -- Chapter 9- Understanding and addressing cultural variation in costly antisocial punishment -- Chapter 10-Socioeconomic disparities in health behaviour: An evolutionary perspective -- Chapter 11- Nutrition in a changing world: How economic growth drives chronic diseases -- Chapter 12- The Evo-Eco approach to behaviour change
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XV, 299 p. 37 illus., 18 illus. in color.
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9781493902804
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10.1007/978-1-4939-0280-4
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(DE-He213)978-1-4939-0280-4
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Applied Evolutionary Anthropology : Darwinian Approaches to Contemporary World Issues, edited by Mhairi A. Gibson, David W. Lawson, (electronic resource)
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mixed
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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not applicable
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Chapter 1- Introduction: Applying Evolutionary Anthropology to a Changing World -- Chapter 2- Rationality and the Green Revolution -- Chapter 3- A comparison of the economic literature on microfinance and the evolutionary literature on cooperation -- Chapter 4- How development intervention drives population change in rural Africa: A case study of applied evolutionary anthropology -- Chapter 5- Family structure and health in the developing world: What can evolutionary anthropology contribute to population health science? -- Chapter 6- Declining breastfeeding rates among immigrant populations: A look through an evolutionary lens -- Chapter 7- The evolutionary demography of sex ratios in rural Bangladesh -- Chapter 8- Evolutionary anthropology, co-operation and warfare -- Chapter 9- Understanding and addressing cultural variation in costly antisocial punishment -- Chapter 10-Socioeconomic disparities in health behaviour: An evolutionary perspective -- Chapter 11- Nutrition in a changing world: How economic growth drives chronic diseases -- Chapter 12- The Evo-Eco approach to behaviour change
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unknown
Extent
XV, 299 p. 37 illus., 18 illus. in color.
File format
multiple file formats
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electronic
Isbn
9781493902804
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uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-1-4939-0280-4
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online resource.
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access
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remote
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(DE-He213)978-1-4939-0280-4

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