Human Body Size and the Laws of Scaling

Human Body Size and the Laws of Scaling

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Several books have been published on scaling in biology and its ramifications in the animal kingdom. However, none has specifically examined the multifaceted effects of how changes in human height create disproportionately larger changes in weight, surface area, strength and other physiological parameters. Yet, the impact of these non-linear effects on individual humans as well as our worlds environment is enormous. Since increasing human body size has widespread ramifications, this book presents findings on the human species and its ecological niche. In biology, an ecological niche refers to the role played by a species in its community and how the species interacts with its environment. Thus, a few chapters provide an ecological overview of how increasing human body size relates to human evolution, fitness, health, survival and the environment. This book provides a unique purview of the laws of scaling on human performance, health, longevity and the environment. Numerous examples from various research disciplines are used to illustrate the impact of increasing body size on many aspects of human enterprises, including work output, athletics and intellectual performance.... cell death programs, degradation systems and various repair and replacement systems (particularly those associated ... insulin sensitivity. van Heemst et al ( 2005) found that the GH1 allele Overview of Research on Giant Transgenic Mice.


Title:Human Body Size and the Laws of Scaling
Author: Thomas T. Samaras
Publisher:Nova Publishers - 2007
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