On Fertile Ground: A Natural History of Human Reproduction

[Peter T. Ellison] ☆ On Fertile Ground: A Natural History of Human Reproduction ✓ Download Online eBook or Kindle ePUB. On Fertile Ground: A Natural History of Human Reproduction apnp said Lost Science. Excellent review on a lost science. My dissertation is looking at fertility and breastfeeding. This book and Dr. Ellisons work provides a wonderful and thought provoking overview of this topic as well as excellent review and synthesis of the research.. Absolutely Fascinating! according to W. James D. Easton. The is a beautifully crafted and engrossing description of human reproductive physiology and sociology. The non-specialist reader will learn more than he or she ev

On Fertile Ground: A Natural History of Human Reproduction

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Rating : 4.44 (563 Votes)
Asin : 0674011120
Format Type : paperback
Number of Pages : 368 Pages
Publish Date : 2016-02-09
Language : English

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Ellison, a leading pioneer in the field, combines the perspectives of anthropology, stressing the range and variation of human experience; ecology, sensitive to the two-way interactions between humans and their environments; and evolutionary biology, emphasizing a functional understanding of human reproductive biology and its role in our evolutionary history.Whether contrasting female athletes missing their periods and male athletes using anabolic steroids with Polish farm women and hunter-gatherers in Paraguay, or exploring the intricate choreography of an implanting embryo or of a nursing mother and her child, On Fertile Ground advances a rich and deeply satisfying explanation of the mechanisms by which we reproduce and the evolutionary forces behind their design.. Our reproductive biology unites us as a species, but it has also been an important engine of our evolution. Reproduction is among the most basic of human biological functions, both for our distant ancestors and for ourselves, whether we live

apnp said Lost Science. Excellent review on a lost science. My dissertation is looking at fertility and breastfeeding. This book and Dr. Ellison's work provides a wonderful and thought provoking overview of this topic as well as excellent review and synthesis of the research.. "Absolutely Fascinating!" according to W. James D. Easton. The is a beautifully crafted and engrossing description of human reproductive physiology and sociology. The non-specialist reader will learn more than he or she ever though possible about the nature of being a human being -- and be continually fascinated along the journey. Allan Watts once complained that no "Owner's Manuals" were issued to human beings. Ellison has certainly made a wonderful contribution to one.. Review is specific to the KINDLE EDITION not the quality of the author's writing. Normally I feel that book reviews should be about the content of the actual book but in this case I have no other way to warn Kindle users what they'll be getting if they purchase the Kindle edition of this text. Textbooks that have been properly formatted and created for Kindle look just like the physical book itself, that is not the case here.This is a very poor Kindle edition textbook, some may read this for leisure but this is typically a textbook so page numbers are of vital importance. The KINDLE EDIT

"It may well be that it was an adaptation in our reproductive physiology that originally set the stage for our intellectual and cultural development," he asserts. Still, any reader will be astounded not only by how much has been learned about human fertility but by how much still remains to be explored. From Publishers Weekly Fertility is undoubtedly the least often discussed facet of the reproductive process, in large part because scientists haven't had the tools needed to study it until recently, but also because, well, it's just not very sexy. But as Ellison, professor of anthropology and dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Harvard, shows in this comprehen

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