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Life Histories of the Dobe!Kung : Food, Fatness, and Well-Being over the Life-Span / Nancy Howell.

Howell, Nancy. (Author).
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Subject: !Kung (African people) > Food.
!Kung (African people) > Nutrition.
!Kung (African people) > Health and hygiene.
Food habits > Kalahari Desert.
Food > Caloric content > Kalahari Desert.
Genre: Electronic books.
Electronic books.

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  • ISBN: 9780520946170
  • ISBN: 0520946170
  • ISBN: 0520262336
  • ISBN: 9780520262331
  • ISBN: 0520262344
  • ISBN: 9780520262348
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (xi, 234 pages) : illustrations.
  • Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2010.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Another look at the!Kung : a life history approach -- Life history stages -- Body size and growth -- Calories required -- Caloric productivity and caloric balance -- Caloric balance and residential units : waterholes, living groups, households -- Kinship relations as a support system for children -- Motives for sharing food and other prosocial behavior.
Summary: Life Histories of the Dobe!Kung re-examines an important anthropological data set collected by Nancy Howell and colleagues for the Dobe!Kung, the well-known "Bushmen" of the Kalahari Desert. Using life history analysis, Howell reinterprets this rich material to address the question of how these hunter-gatherers maintain their notably good health from childhood through old age in the Kalahari's harsh environment. She divides the population into life history stages that correlate with estimated chronological ages and demonstrates how and why they survive, even thrive, on a modest allotment of.
Language Note: English.
Source of Description Note: Print version record.
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