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Gluckman, Peter D.

Works: 80 works in 223 publications in 3 languages and 7,946 library holdings
Genres: Popular works  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
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Most widely held works by Peter D Gluckman
Mismatch : why our world no longer fits our bodies by Peter D Gluckman( )

12 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,964 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book is about a growing and dangerous mismatch affecting the developed world: a mismatch that originates in our evolutionary history; that is influenced by development processes in the womb, and takes its toll as we grow to adulthood." "Our evolution designed us for a world very different from that which we have constructed for ourselves. Within a mere instant, in evolutionary terms, we have transformed our environment. But the widening mismatch between our biology and our environment has its costs. And we cannot evolve our way out of the problem." "In a narrative that begins with the Sherpa in Nepal, Peter Gluckman and Mark Hanson, both leading medical scientists, draw on the latest research, bringing together concepts from evolutionary biology, developmental sciences, medicine, anthropology and ecology to describe the nature of this mismatch, its consequences, and how we may counter them."
Mismatch : the lifestyle diseases timebomb by Peter D Gluckman( )

12 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and Polish and held by 1,438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We have built a world that no longer fits our bodies. Our genes - selected through our evolution - and the many processes by which our development is tuned within the womb, limit our capacity to adapt to the modern urban lifestyle. There is a mismatch. We are seeing the impact of this mismatch in the explosion of diabetes, heart disease and obesity. But it also has consequences in earlier puberty and old age. Bringing together the latest scientific research in evolutionary biology, development, medicine, anthropology and ecology, Peter Gluckman and Mark Hanson, both leading medical scientists, argue that many of our problems as modern-day humans can be understood in terms of this fundamental and growing mismatch. It is an insight that we ignore at our peril
Principles of evolutionary medicine by Peter D Gluckman( )

26 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,051 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Evolutionary science is critical to an understanding of integrated human biology and is increasingly recognized as a core underpinning discipline by medical and public health professionals. Advances in the fields of genomics, epigenetics, developmental biology, and epidemiology have led to the growing realization that incorporating evolutionary thinking is essential for medicine to achieve its full potential. This the first integrated and comprehensive textbook to explain the principles of evolutionary biology from a medical perspective and to focus on how medicine and public health might utilize evolutionary biology. It is written in a style which is accessible to a broad range of readers, whether or not they have had formal exposure to evolutionary science."--Jacket
Fat, fate & disease : why exercise and diet are not enough by Peter D Gluckman( )

11 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 1,032 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why are we losing the war against obesity and chronic disease? This is the simple question Peter Gluckman and Mark Hanson ask, exploring the dominant myth that the exploding epidemic of obesity, heart disease, and diabetes can be tackled by focusing on adult life styles
Plasticity, Robustness, Development and Evolution by P. P. G Bateson( )

15 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 666 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"How do we understand and explain the apparent dichotomy between plasticity and robustness in the context of development? Can we identify these complex processes without resorting to 'either/or' solutions? Written by two leaders in the field, this is the first book to fully unravel the complexity of the subject, explaining that the epigenetic processes generating plasticity and robustness are in fact deeply intertwined. It identifies the different mechanisms that generate robustness and the various forms of plasticity, before considering the functional significance of the integrated mechanisms and how the component processes might have evolved. Finally, it highlights the ways in which epigenetic mechanisms could be instrumental in driving evolutionary change. Essential reading for biologists and psychologists interested in epigenetics and evolution, this book is also a valuable resource for biological anthropologists, sociobiologists, child psychologists and paediatricians"--
Developmental origins of health and disease( )

12 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 590 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides the first definitive account of how and why subtle influences on the fetus and during early life can have such profound consequences for adult health and diseases. Although the epidemiological evidence for this link has long proved compelling, it is only much more recently that the scientific and physiological basis has begun to be studied in depth and fully understood. The compilation, written by many of the world's leading experts in this exciting field, summarizes these scientific and clinical advances
The fetal matrix : evolution, development, and disease by Peter D Gluckman( Book )

17 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"New discoveries reveal how crucial interactions that determine our destiny occur before birth, when our genes interact with their environment as the embryo and fetus develop. The new concepts in this book are crucial to understanding the public health burden in societies undergoing rapid transition from poverty to affluence. They add an important new dimension to evolutionary theory. Synthesising developmental biology, evolutionary history, medical science, public health and social policy, this is a ground-breaking account by two of the world's leading pioneers in this emerging field."--Jacket
Nutrition and lifestyle for pregnancy and breastfeeding by Peter D Gluckman( Book )

8 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Explaining the practical implications of new discoveries in 'life-course biology', Nutrition and Lifestyle for Pregnancy and Breastfeeding is an informed resource on factors that affect offspring development. The impact of parental lifestyle and behavioural choices influence not only fetal development and birth outcomes, but also postnatal development, yet guidance on appropriate diet, behaviour, and exposures during pregnancy is often confusing and contradictory. With accessible explanations of the latest scientific research, and clear summaries and recommendations, this book is a valuable and authoritative guide for all levels of health care providers. The authors provide an overview of the background evidence, highlighting the importance of lifestyle choices prior to and during pregnancy. In-depth discussions of nutritional and lifestyle factors that impact on pregnancy and offspring outcomes are based on the latest research and exploration of key scientific studies. Nutrition and Lifestyle for Pregnancy and Breastfeeding is a manual offering both scientific and clinical evidence to empower health care providers and ensure they have the information necessary to confidently care for prospective and new parents."--Publisher's website
Recent advances in growth research : nutritional, molecular, and endocrine perspectives by Nestlé Nutrition Workshop( )

8 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Growth in mammals encompasses several stages, from intrauterine growth through infancy and childhood to adolescence. Each of these phases is characterized by very specific nutritional, molecular and endocrine perspectives which, under ideal conditions, allow the organism to achieve its genetically programmed growth patterns. In this book, an international panel of experts addresses these topics in a historical, physiological and social perspective. The first part investigates the genetic, epigenetic, molecular and nutritional determinants of intrauterine and postnatal growth. Part two deals with non-evolutionary changes which occurred in the recent past, such as changes in body size in utero, during infancy and childhood, and during adolescence, and the potentially unfavorable consequences of enhanced nutrition and growth, including early onset of puberty, development of obesity, and increases in metabolic and cardiovascular disease. The last part addresses the question of which factors define healthy growth in light of the influence of nutritional, molecular and endocrine influences. Although the association between rapid changes in body size and adverse health effects is clear, the precise nature of causality remains uncertain. Presenting the latest scientific findings in growth research, this publication provides essential reading for pediatricians, clinical investigators and health workers
Pediatrics and perinatology : the scientific basis by Peter D Gluckman( Book )

9 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This revised and updated edition will prove invaluable reading for postgraduate students studying in the fields of perinatology, neonatology, pediatrics and pediatric sub-specialties
The insulin-like growth factors and their regulatory proteins : proceedings of the Third International Symposium on Insulin-Like Growth Factors, Sydney, 6-10 February 1994 by International Symposium on Insulin-Like Growth Factors( Book )

7 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Respiratory control and lung development in the fetus and newborn : the scientific basis of clinical practice( Book )

3 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Advances in fetal physiology : reviews in honor of G.C. Liggins( Book )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aus dem Tritt geraten : warum unsere Welt nicht mehr zu unseren Körpern passt by Peter D Gluckman( Book )

4 editions published in 2007 in German and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fetal neuroendocrinology : proceedings of a symposium, November 6-10, 1984, Mariensee, West Germany( Book )

2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Improving the transition : reducing social and psychological morbidity during adolescence by New Zealand( Book )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Research in perinatal medicine II : Fetal neuroendocrinology : proceedings of a symposium, November 6-10, 1984, Mariensee, West Germany( Book )

2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Custom and conflict in Africa by Peter D Gluckman( Book )

1 edition published in 1956 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rising from the rubble : a health system's extraordinary response to the Canterbury earthquakes by M Ardagh( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Workshop on Post Neonatal Mortality and Cot Death, Auckland, September 3-7, 1984 : summary of workshop and recommendations by Workshop on Post Neonatal Mortality and Cot Death( Book )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Mismatch : why our world no longer fits our bodies
Mismatch : the lifestyle diseases timebombPrinciples of evolutionary medicinePlasticity, Robustness, Development and EvolutionDevelopmental origins of health and diseaseThe fetal matrix : evolution, development, and diseasePediatrics and perinatology : the scientific basisAus dem Tritt geraten : warum unsere Welt nicht mehr zu unseren Körpern passt
Alternative Names
Gluckman, P. 1949-

Gluckman, P. D.

Gluckman, P. D. 1949-

Gluckman, P. D. (Peter D.)

Gluckman, Peter.

Gluckman, Peter 1949-

Gluckman, Peter D.

Gluckman, Peter D. 1949-

Gluckman, Peter D. Pädiatrieprofessor 1949-

Gluckman, Peter Pädiatrieprofessor 1949-

Gluckman, Peter (Peter D.), 1949-

Peter Gluckman científico neozelandés

Peter Gluckman New Zealand biologist

Peter Gluckman wetenschapper uit Nieuw-Zeeland

پیتر قلوکمن

글루크먼, P. D. 1949-

글루크먼, 피터 1949-

글루크먼, 피터 D. 1949-

English (151)

German (4)

Polish (1)