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Germs, genes, & civilization : how epidemics shaped who we are today / David P. Clark.

Clark, David P. (Author).
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Location: Fennell STACKS R702 .C63 2010
Barcode: 30731101199457
Status: Available

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780137019960 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 0137019963 (hardcover)
  • Physical Description: xix, 283 p. ; 24 cm.
  • Publisher: Upper Saddle River, N.J. : FT Press, c2010.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction : our debt to disease -- Where did our diseases come from? -- Transmission, overcrowding, and virulence -- Water, sewers, and empires -- Meat and vegetables -- Pestilence and warfare -- Venereal disease and sexual behavior -- Religion and tradition : health below or heaven above? -- Manpower and slavery -- Urbanization and democracy -- Emerging diseases and the future.
Subject: Diseases and history.
Human evolution.
Human genetics.
Disease Outbreaks > history.
Biological Evolution.