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The Resource The wild life of our bodies : predators, parasites, and partners that shape who we are today, Rob Dunn

The wild life of our bodies : predators, parasites, and partners that shape who we are today, Rob Dunn

Label
The wild life of our bodies : predators, parasites, and partners that shape who we are today
Title
The wild life of our bodies
Title remainder
predators, parasites, and partners that shape who we are today
Statement of responsibility
Rob Dunn
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dunn, Rob R
Dewey number
579/.17
Index
index present
LC call number
QR171.A1
LC item number
D86 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Microbial ecology
  • Human body
  • Human ecology
  • Human evolution
  • Host-parasite relationships
  • Mutualism (Biology)
  • Predation (Biology)
Label
The wild life of our bodies : predators, parasites, and partners that shape who we are today, Rob Dunn
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 263-278) and index
Contents
pt. 1. Who we all used to be. The origins of humans and the control of nature -- pt. 2. Why we sometimes need worms and whether or not you should rewild your gut. When good bodies go bad (and why) ; The pronghorn principle and what our guts flee ; The dirty realities of what to do when you are sick and missing your worms -- pt. 3. What your appendix does and how it has changed. Several things the gut knows and the brain ignores ; I need my appendix (and so do my bacteria) -- pt. 4. How we tried to tame cows (and crops) but instead they tamed us, and why it made some of us fat. When cows and grass domesticated humans ; So who cares if your ancestors sucked milk from aurochsen? -- pt. 5. How predators left us scared, pathos-ridden and covered in goosebumps. We were hunted, which is why all of us are afraid some of the time and some of us are afraid all of the time ; From flight to fight ; Vermeij's law of evolutionary consequences and how snakes made the world ; Choosing who lives -- pt. 6. The pathogens that left us hairless and xenophobic. How lice and ticks (and their pathogens) made us naked and gave us skin cancer ; How the pathogens that made us naked also made us xenophobic, collectivist, and disgusted -- pt. 7. The future of human nature. The reluctant revolutionary of hope
Control code
ocn671573395
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiv, 290 p.
Isbn
9780061806483
Lccn
2010043564
System control number
(OCoLC)671573395
Label
The wild life of our bodies : predators, parasites, and partners that shape who we are today, Rob Dunn
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 263-278) and index
Contents
pt. 1. Who we all used to be. The origins of humans and the control of nature -- pt. 2. Why we sometimes need worms and whether or not you should rewild your gut. When good bodies go bad (and why) ; The pronghorn principle and what our guts flee ; The dirty realities of what to do when you are sick and missing your worms -- pt. 3. What your appendix does and how it has changed. Several things the gut knows and the brain ignores ; I need my appendix (and so do my bacteria) -- pt. 4. How we tried to tame cows (and crops) but instead they tamed us, and why it made some of us fat. When cows and grass domesticated humans ; So who cares if your ancestors sucked milk from aurochsen? -- pt. 5. How predators left us scared, pathos-ridden and covered in goosebumps. We were hunted, which is why all of us are afraid some of the time and some of us are afraid all of the time ; From flight to fight ; Vermeij's law of evolutionary consequences and how snakes made the world ; Choosing who lives -- pt. 6. The pathogens that left us hairless and xenophobic. How lice and ticks (and their pathogens) made us naked and gave us skin cancer ; How the pathogens that made us naked also made us xenophobic, collectivist, and disgusted -- pt. 7. The future of human nature. The reluctant revolutionary of hope
Control code
ocn671573395
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiv, 290 p.
Isbn
9780061806483
Lccn
2010043564
System control number
(OCoLC)671573395

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