By Andrea S. Wiley

Andrea Wiley investigates the ecological, old, and socio-cultural elements that give a contribution to the bizarre development of child mortality in Ladakh, a high-altitude sector within the western Himalayas of India. Ladakhi newborns are tremendous small at start, smaller than these in different high-altitude populations, smaller nonetheless than these in sea point areas. elements akin to hypoxia, nutritional styles, the weight of women's paintings, gender, infectious illnesses, seasonality, and use of neighborhood overall healthiness assets all impact a newborn's beginning weight and lift the chance of youngster mortality. An Ecology of High-Altitude Infancy is exclusive in that it uses the equipment 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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