By Andrea S. Wiley

ISBN-10: 0521536820

ISBN-13: 9780521536820

ISBN-10: 0521830001

ISBN-13: 9780521830003

Andrea Wiley investigates the ecological, historic, and socio-cultural elements that give a contribution to the abnormal trend of baby mortality in Ladakh, a high-altitude zone within the western Himalayas of India. Ladakhi newborns are super small at start, smaller than these in different high-altitude populations, smaller nonetheless than these in sea point areas. components comparable to hypoxia, nutritional styles, the load of women's paintings, gender, infectious illnesses, seasonality, and use of neighborhood wellbeing and fitness assets all have an effect on a newborn's beginning weight and lift the possibility of baby mortality. An Ecology of High-Altitude Infancy is exclusive in that it uses the tools of human biology yet strongly emphasizes the ethnographic context that offers human organic measures their which means. it really is an instance of a brand new style of anthropological paintings: 'ethnographic human biology'.

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