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The Resource Survival of the fattest : the key to human brain evolution, Stephen C. Cunnane

Survival of the fattest : the key to human brain evolution, Stephen C. Cunnane

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Survival of the fattest : the key to human brain evolution
Title
Survival of the fattest
Title remainder
the key to human brain evolution
Statement of responsibility
Stephen C. Cunnane
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In general, evolution depends on a special combination of circumstances: part genetics, part time, and part environment. In the case of human brain evolution, the main environmental influence was adaptation to a 'shore-based' diet, which provided the world's richest source of nutrition, as well as a sedentary lifestyle that promoted fat deposition. Such a diet included shellfish, fish, marsh plants, frogs, bird's eggs, etc. Humans and, more importantly, hominid babies started to get fat, a crucial distinction that led to the development of larger brains and to the evolution of modern humans. A larger brain is expensive to maintain and this increasing demand for energy results in, succinctly, survival of the fattest."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cunnane, Stephen C
Dewey number
612.8
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QP376
LC item number
.C86 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2005 K-445
  • WL 300
NLM item number
C973s 2005
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Brain
  • Brain
  • Nutrition
  • Brain
  • Biological Evolution
  • Body Weight
  • Nutritional Physiological Phenomena
Label
Survival of the fattest : the key to human brain evolution, Stephen C. Cunnane
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 295-308) 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
  • Fatness in human babies : insurance for the developing brain
  • 5.
  • Nutrition : the key to normal human brain development
  • 6.
  • Iodine : the primary brain selective nutrient
  • 7.
  • Iron, copper, zinc and selenium : the other brain selective minerals
  • 8.
  • Docosahexaenoic acid : the brain selective fatty acid
  • 9.
  • Preface -- how did the human brain evolve?
  • Genes, brain function and human brain evolution
  • 10.
  • Bringing the environment and diet into play
  • 11.
  • The shore-based scenario : why survival misses the point
  • 12.
  • Earlier versions
  • 1.
  • Human evolution : a brief overview
  • 2.
  • The human brain : evolution of larger size and plasticity
  • 3.
  • Defining characteristics : vulnerability and high energy requirement
  • 4.
Control code
58604712
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 343 pages
Isbn
9789812563187
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2005043830
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Survival of the fattest : the key to human brain evolution, Stephen C. Cunnane
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 295-308) 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
  • Fatness in human babies : insurance for the developing brain
  • 5.
  • Nutrition : the key to normal human brain development
  • 6.
  • Iodine : the primary brain selective nutrient
  • 7.
  • Iron, copper, zinc and selenium : the other brain selective minerals
  • 8.
  • Docosahexaenoic acid : the brain selective fatty acid
  • 9.
  • Preface -- how did the human brain evolve?
  • Genes, brain function and human brain evolution
  • 10.
  • Bringing the environment and diet into play
  • 11.
  • The shore-based scenario : why survival misses the point
  • 12.
  • Earlier versions
  • 1.
  • Human evolution : a brief overview
  • 2.
  • The human brain : evolution of larger size and plasticity
  • 3.
  • Defining characteristics : vulnerability and high energy requirement
  • 4.
Control code
58604712
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 343 pages
Isbn
9789812563187
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2005043830
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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