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Published: 25 June 2009

312 Pages | 80 illustrations


ISBN: 9780199236398

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Principles of Evolutionary Medicine

Peter Gluckman, Alan Beedle, and Mark Hanson

  • Describes how evolutionary thinking gives insight into human health and disease, establishing evolutionary biology as an essential basic science for medicine
  • Introduces the general principles of evolutionary biology, human evolution, and evolutionary developmental biology
  • Addresses human health and disease with respect to the major components on which Darwinian selection operates
  • Creates a general framework under which evolutionary and adaptationist principles can be applied to a broad range of human conditions, and which can be used to understand much about disease aetiology and treatment

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