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Human Senescence
Evolutionary and Biocultural Perspectives

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Part of Cambridge Studies in Biological and Evolutionary Anthropology

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  • Predicting water runoff in ungauged water catchment areas is vital to practical applications such as the design of drainage infrastructure and flooding defences, runoff forecasting, and for catchment management tasks such as water allocation and climate impact analysis. This full colour book offers an impressive synthesis of decades of international research, forming a holistic approach to catchment hydrology and providing a one-stop resource for hydrologists in both developed and developing countries. Topics include data for runoff regionalisation, the prediction of runoff hydrographs, flow duration curves, flow paths and residence times, annual and seasonal runoff, and floods. Illustrated with many case studies and including a final chapter on recommendations for researchers and practitioners, this book is written by expert authors involved in the prestigious IAHS PUB initiative. It is a key resource for academic researchers and professionals in the fields of hydrology, hydrogeology, ecology, geography, soil science, and environmental and civil engineering.

    • Was the first volume to emphasize connections between biological anthropology and gerontology
    • Brought together and reviews for the first time work on growth and life span, chronic diseases, senescence, life span, menopause, and life history
    • Provides an interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary view of human senescence and life span not available elsewhere
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    • Date Published: December 2004
    • format: Adobe eBook Reader
    • isbn: 9780511059391
    • availability: Adobe Reader ebooks available from eBooks.com
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    1. Introduction and background
    2. Evolutionary and biological theories of senescence
    3. Human variation: growth, development, life history and senescence
    4. Human variation: chronic diseases, risk factors and senescence
    5. Human life span and life extension
    6. Discussion and perspectives
    References.

  • Author

    Douglas E. Crews, Ohio State University

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