Dale's an Introduction to Social Biology, Fourth Edition deals with the more practical context of teaching modern science in the background of human activity. This book discusses life in the context of dynamic space and evolving time: from Paleontological times to evidence found in blood precipitin test, as well as proof from the variability of plants and animals. This text describes man as animal that needs to maintain its species through sex, inheritance, and reproduction.
This book also addresses social hygiene, health, and the history of medicine including diagnostics, germ theory, recognition of vectors of diseases, new curative agents, hospitals, and public health measures. This text describes the function of proteins, carbohydrates, fats, and emphasizes the importance of maintaining the balance of nature. This book discusses the social life of animals, human population, human food production, and offers some reason why man has been so successful in terms of survival.
This book is intended to be used in general courses in the Sixth Form, for students or academicians connected with psychology, sociology, social biology, education, health education, or interdisciplinary fields.
Introduction to the Third Edition Introduction to the Fourth Edition Acknowledgment to the Third Edition Acknowledgment to the Fourth Edition Chapter I. Life in Space in Time Chapter II. Man and Evolution Chapter III. Man as an Animal Chapter IV. Maintaining the Human Species: (a) Sex III Chapter V. Maintaining the Human Species: (b) Inheritance Chapter VI. Maintaining the Human Species: (c) Reproduction Chapter VII. Man and His Health: Social Hygiene Chapter VIII. Man and His Health: History of Medicine Chapter IX. Food and Drink Chapter X. The Balance of Nature Chapter XI. Population Chapter XII. Social Life among Animals Chapter XIII. Some Reasons for Man's Success Chapter XIV. The Nature of Life Appendix of Inheritance Suggestions for Further Reading Index
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- © Butterworth-Heinemann 1971
- 1st January 1971
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