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Book exploring the changing body of the western world published

Published: 7 April 2011 Origin:  Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology

This month has seen the launch of a new co-authored book entitled "The changing body: nutrition, health and human development in the western world since 1700."

Written by Roderick Floud, Robert Fogel, Bernard Harris and Sok Chul Hong; it was published by Cambridge University Press on 7 April. The book describes the enormous improvements which have occurred in terms of health and nutritional status in Europe and North America during the last three centuries and provides a wide ranging account of their causes and consequences.

The book has already received considerable attention in newspapers and radio broadcasts and has been described as a ‘breathtaking … description of the remarkable changes in human constitutions in the western world over the last three hundred years’.

For more information about the changing body, please visit the Cambridge University Press' website .

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