By: Carl V Gisolfi and Francisco Mora
272 pages, 94 illus, tabs
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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