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The wild life of our bodies : predators, parasites, and partners that shape who we are today / Rob Dunn.

Dunn, Rob R. (Author).

  • Book Book
  • ISBN: 9780061806483 (hardcover : alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 006180648X (hardcover : alk. paper)
  • Description: xiv, 290 p. ; 24 cm.
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Harper, c2011.

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  • 9 of 10 copies available at NOBLE (All Libraries).

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Beverly Main Adult Nonfiction QR 171 .D86 2011 (Text to Phone) Available -
Danvers Adult Nonfiction QR 46 D86 2011 (Text to Phone) Available -
Endicott College General Collection QR 171 .D86 2011 (Text to Phone) Available -
Gloucester Adult Nonfiction 579.17/Dunn (Text to Phone) Long Overdue 07/09/2015
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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Note: Who we all used to be. The origins of humans and the control of nature -- Why we sometimes need worms and whether or not you should rewild your gut. When good bodies go bad (and why) ; The pronghorn principle and what our guts flee ; The dirty realities of what to do when you are sick and missing your worms -- What your appendix does and how it has changed. Several things the gut knows and the brain ignores ; I need my appendix (and so do my bacteria) -- How we tried to tame cows (and crops) but instead they tamed us, and why it made some of us fat. When cows and grass domesticated humans ; So who cares if your ancestors sucked milk from Aurochsen? -- How predators left us scared, pathos-ridden and covered in goosebumps. We were hunted, which is why all of us are afraid some of the time and some of us are afraid all of the time ; From flight to fight ; Vermeij's Law of Evolutionary Consequences and how snakes made the world ; Choosing who lives -- The pathogens that left us hairless and xenophobic. How lice and ticks (and their pathogens) made us naked and gave us skin cancer ; How the pathogens that made us naked also made us xenophobic, collectivist, and disgusted -- The future of human nature. The reluctant revolutionary of hope.
Summary: Shares the known and potential consequences of the changing relationships with nature and interactions with other species and emphasizes the importance of reconnecting with the web of life.

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