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Capacity for Work in the Tropics

Series: Society for the Study of Human Biology Symposium Series

Edited By: JK Collins and DF Roberts

320 pages, Figs, tabs

Cambridge University Press

Paperback | Aug 2009 | #182229 | ISBN-13: 9780521118637
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Hardback | Mar 1988 | #8065 | ISBN: 0521309352
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Working capacity is the physiological key to understanding man's ability, in technically less advanced communities, to exploit his environment, and hence to understanding his role in the ecological balance. In this volume the knowledge of working capacity in tropical populations is reviewed in a series of illustrative papers. First published in 1988.

For both its content and the research it may stimulate, this volume is of value to a wide audience of medical anthropologists for their professional research and teaching. Barry Bogin, Medical Anthropology Quarterly


1. Measurement of working capacity in populations; 2. Functional consequences of malnutrition; 3. Growth stature and muscular efficiency; 4. Ethnic and socio-cultural differences in working capacity; 5. Energy expenditure and endemic disease; 6. Research models in tropical ecosystems.

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