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The Resource The changing body : health, nutrition, and human development in the western world since 1700, Roderick Floud .. [and others]

The changing body : health, nutrition, and human development in the western world since 1700, Roderick Floud .. [and others]

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The changing body : health, nutrition, and human development in the western world since 1700
Title
The changing body
Title remainder
health, nutrition, and human development in the western world since 1700
Statement of responsibility
Roderick Floud .. [and others]
Title variation
Health, nutrition, and human development in the western world since 1700
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Humans have become much taller and heavier, and experience healthier and longer lives than ever before in human history. However it is only recently that historians, economists, human biologists and demographers have linked the changing size, shape and capability of the human body to economic and demographic change. This book presents an introduction to the field of anthropometric history, surveying the causes and consequences of changes in health and mortality, diet and the disease environment in Europe and the United States since 1700. It examines how we define and measure health and nutrition as well as key issues such as whether increased longevity contributes to greater productivity or, instead, imposes burdens on society through the higher costs of healthcare and pensions. The result is a book that is a contribution to economic and social history with important implications for today's developing world and the health trends of the future
Member of
Awards note
Association of American Publishers PROSE Award, 2011
Cataloging source
NLM
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • statistics
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Floud, Roderick
  • National Bureau of Economic Research
Series statement
  • NBER series on long-term factors in economic development
  • New approaches to economic and social history
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Body Weights and Measures
  • Europe
  • United States
  • Body Weights and Measures
  • Health
  • History, Modern 1601-
  • Nutrition Surveys
  • Nutrition Surveys
  • Socioeconomic Factors
  • Anthropometry
  • Anthropometry
  • Nutritional anthropology
  • Health
  • Nutrition
  • Nutrition
  • Human beings
  • Human beings
  • Mortality
  • Mortality
  • Life expectancy
  • Life expectancy
Label
The changing body : health, nutrition, and human development in the western world since 1700, Roderick Floud .. [and others]
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 376-422) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Our changing bodies : 300 years of technophysio evolution -- Investigating the interaction of biological, demographic, and economic variables from fragmentary data -- The analysis of long-term trends in nutritional status, mortality, and economic growth -- Technophysio evolution and human health in England and Wales since 1700 -- Height, health, and mortality in continental Europe, 1700-2100 -- The American experience of technophysio evolution
Control code
699768911
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxvi, 431 pages
Isbn
9780521705615
Lccn
2011499012
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)699768911
Label
The changing body : health, nutrition, and human development in the western world since 1700, Roderick Floud .. [and others]
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 376-422) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Our changing bodies : 300 years of technophysio evolution -- Investigating the interaction of biological, demographic, and economic variables from fragmentary data -- The analysis of long-term trends in nutritional status, mortality, and economic growth -- Technophysio evolution and human health in England and Wales since 1700 -- Height, health, and mortality in continental Europe, 1700-2100 -- The American experience of technophysio evolution
Control code
699768911
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxvi, 431 pages
Isbn
9780521705615
Lccn
2011499012
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)699768911

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