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The Impact of civilisation on the biology of man

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To survive as a species man must adapt. But genetically he is largely the same as his Stone Age ancestors. It is not surprising that drastic modifications of the environment which have taken place have given rise to many signs of man's maladjustment. The impact of civilisation on the biology of man, evidenced by the effects of diet, crowding, noise, the changing nature of disease, and the stress of modern living, was the subject of critical examination by distinguished scientists at a symposium...[Show more]

dc.contributor.editorBoyden, S. V
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-18T06:16:21Z
dc.date.available2017-04-18T06:16:21Z
dc.date.copyright1970
dc.identifier.otherb1019273
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/115061
dc.description.abstractTo survive as a species man must adapt. But genetically he is largely the same as his Stone Age ancestors. It is not surprising that drastic modifications of the environment which have taken place have given rise to many signs of man's maladjustment. The impact of civilisation on the biology of man, evidenced by the effects of diet, crowding, noise, the changing nature of disease, and the stress of modern living, was the subject of critical examination by distinguished scientists at a symposium sponsored by the Australian Academy of Science in 1968. The papers and discussions of that symposium, assembled by Dr Boyden, form this volume. This book is concerned with important aspects of the biology of civilisation. It is certain to make a significant contribution to an understanding of the contemporary human situation and the challenge of our environment.
dc.format.extent233 pages
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherAustralian National University Press
dc.rightsAuthor/s retain copyright
dc.subject.lcshHuman biology Congresses
dc.subject.lcshHuman beings Effect of environment on Congresses
dc.subject.lcshCivilization Congresses
dc.titleThe Impact of civilisation on the biology of man
dc.typeBook
dc.date.issued1970
local.publisher.urlhttp://press.anu.edu.au/
local.type.statusPublished Version
dc.date.updated2017-04-18T06:16:20Z
local.bibliographicCitation.placeofpublicationCanberra, ACT, Australia
dcterms.accessRightsOpen Access
dc.provenanceThis republication is part of the digitisation project being carried out by Scholarly Information Services/Library and ANU Press under the provisions of Section 200AB of the Copyright Act, 1968 - http://www6.austlii.edu.au/cgi-bin/viewdoc/au/legis/cth/consol_act/ca1968133/s200ab.html
CollectionsANU Press (1965-Present)

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