The Story of the Human Body
- Evolution, Health, and Disease
- Sprecher: Sean Runnette
- Spieldauer: 14 Std. und 54 Min.
- Ungekürztes Hörbuch
- Erscheinungsdatum: 01.10.2013
- Sprache: Englisch
- Anbieter: Random House Audio
The Story of the Human Body brilliantly illuminates as never before the major transformations that contributed key adaptations to the body: the rise of bipedalism; the shift to a non-fruit-based diet; the advent of hunting and gathering, leading to our superlative endurance athleticism; the development of a very large brain; and the incipience of cultural proficiencies. Lieberman also elucidates how cultural evolution differs from biological evolution, and how our bodies were further transformed during the Agricultural and Industrial Revolutions.
While these ongoing changes have brought about many benefits, they have also created conditions to which our bodies are not entirely adapted, Lieberman argues, resulting in the growing incidence of obesity and new but avoidable diseases, such as type 2 diabetes. Lieberman proposes that many of these chronic illnesses persist and in some cases are intensifying because of "dysevolution," a pernicious dynamic whereby only the symptoms rather than the causes of these maladies are treated. And finally - provocatively - he advocates the use of evolutionary information to help nudge, push, and sometimes even compel us to create a more salubrious environment.
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Von Farmerjo Am hilfreichsten 11.09.2017
I recommend this book
I found this Book very insightful. We all know the common prescriptions of running/being active and avoiding junk foods and too much sugar. This book provides the evolutionary context and makes the why very clear. It thereby provides a strong motivation for acting.
Von Patrick Grübener Am hilfreichsten 19.08.2017
A must read for everybody
Where are we coming from, why are our bodies the way they are and how can we use and nurture them today to be healthy and happy? The book gives insights and answers. Very interestingly written and read. 5 stars +