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Mismatch: Why our world no longer fits our bodies Hardcover – 29 Sep 2006

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  • Hardcover: 304 pages
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford; 1st edition (29 Sept. 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0192806831
  • ISBN-13: 978-0192806833
  • Product Dimensions: 23.6 x 2.8 x 15.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,192,934 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Thought-provoking...this book conveys admirably, for a non-specialist reader, the implications of an important idea. (Michael Sargent, Nature (Books and Arts Review))

Compelling book (Laura Howes, Chemistry World)

Essential reading for anybody interested in the fascinating complexities of human biology...A most timely and innovative contribution to the popular debate about genes and the environment. (Robert Winston, from the Foreword)

A fascinating and important journey through the development and evolution of human health. (Lewis Wolpert)

Some possible solutions are suggested here, but for the most part Hanson and Gluckman just lay the cards out on the table for you to contemplate, which is refreshing. They offer a very humane insight that can help us all make sense of the modern world and our place in it. (Margaret Bartlett, Health and Fitness)

About the Author

Professor Peter Gluckman FRS is University Distinguished Professor, Professor of Paediatric and Perinatal Biology, Director of the Liggins Institute for Medical Research and Director of the National Research Centre for Growth and Development at the University of Auckland and Honorary Professor at the University of Southampton. He has received numerous international awards, including New Zealand's premier science award, the Rutherford Medal. Professor Mark Hanson is one of the UK's leading perinatal scientists. He is British Heart Foundation Professor of Cardiovascular Science, Director of the Centre for Developmental Origins of Health and Disease at the University of Southampton, an honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, and Honorary Professor at the University of Auckland. He is an exhibited artist with an interest in the conjunction between art and science. Both authors have published many scientific papers and reviews, including articles written together. They recently published The Fetal Matrix: Evolution, Development and Disease (CUP, 2004).

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