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The Hot Brain: Survival, Temperature, and the Human Body

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By: Carl V Gisolfi and Francisco Mora

272 pages, 94 illus, tabs

MIT Press

Hardback | Jun 2000 | #106832 | ISBN: 0262071983
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Discusses the evolutionary story of the brain and thermoregulation, with an emphasis on modern humans. Covers the control of body temperature as a survival mechanism, the mechanisms of the brain's environmental independence, and how it copes with environmental extremes.

This book represents a significant contribution to the field, as the authors have crossed the lines between zoology, anthropology, physiology, psychology, and the study of evolution, to create a story about one of the fundamental requirements for sustaining life--a constant body temperature. --Steven M. Frank, M.D., Associate Professor, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions

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