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The Resource Men : Evolutionary and Life History, (electronic resource:)

Men : Evolutionary and Life History, (electronic resource:)

Label
Men : Evolutionary and Life History
Title
Men
Title remainder
Evolutionary and Life History
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
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Bribiescas, Richard G
Dewey number
306.4
Intended audience
Trade
Intended audience source
Harvard University Press
LC call number
HQ1090.B743 2008
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  • Males account for roughly 50 percent of the global population, but in America and other places, they account for over 85 percent of violent crime. A graph of relative risk of death in human males shows that mortality is high immediately following birth, falls during childhood, then exhibits a distinct rise between the ages of 15 and 35—primarily the result of accidents, violence, and risky behaviors. Why? What compels males to drive fast, act violently, and behave stupidly? Why are men's lives so different from those of women? Men presents a new approach to understanding the human male by drawing upon life history and evolutionary theory. Because life history theory focuses on the timing of, and energetic investment in, particular aspects of physiology, such as growth and reproduction, Richard Bribiescas and his fellow anthropologists are now using it in the study of humans. This has led to an increased understanding of human female physiology—especially growth and reproduction—from an evolutionary and life history perspective. However, little attention has been directed toward these characteristics in males. Men provides a new understanding of human male physiology and applies it to contemporary health issues such as prostate cancer, testosterone replacement therapy, and the development of a male contraceptive. Men proves that understanding human physiology requires global research in traditionally overlooked areas and that evolutionary and life history theory have much to offer toward this endeavor
  • Males account for roughly 50 percent of the global population, but in America and other places, they account for over 85 percent of violent crime. A graph of relative risk of death in human males shows that mortality is high immediately following birth, falls during childhood, then exhibits a distinct rise between the ages of 15 and 35--primarily the result of accidents, violence, and risky behaviors. Why? What compels males to drive fast, act violently, and behave stupidly? Why are men's lives so different from those of women? Men presents a new approach to understanding the human male by drawing upon life history and evolutionary theory. Because life history theory focuses on the timing of, and energetic investment in, particular aspects of physiology, such as growth and reproduction, Richard Bribiescas and his fellow anthropologists are now using it in the study of humans. This has led to an increased understanding of human female physiology--especially growth and reproduction--from an evolutionary and life history perspective. However, little attention has been directed toward these characteristics in males. Men provides a new understanding of human male physiology and applies it to contemporary health issues such as prostate cancer, testosterone replacement therapy, and the development of a male contraceptive. Men proves that understanding human physiology requires global research in traditionally overlooked areas and that evolutionary and life history theory have much to offer toward this endeavor
Label
Men : Evolutionary and Life History, (electronic resource:)
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Publication
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000201173
Dimensions
08.250 x 05.500 in.
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unknown
Extent
320 p.
Governing access note
Available for distribution in: CANADA, USA, UNITED KINGDOM, AUSTRALIA
Isbn
9780674030343
Other control number
9780674030343
Other physical details
ill
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0000201173
Label
Men : Evolutionary and Life History, (electronic resource:)
Publication
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000201173
Dimensions
08.250 x 05.500 in.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
320 p.
Governing access note
Available for distribution in: CANADA, USA, UNITED KINGDOM, AUSTRALIA
Isbn
9780674030343
Other control number
9780674030343
Other physical details
ill
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0000201173

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