While their health has suffered enormously because of the arrival of the Europeans, it is assumed that Aboriginal people enjoyed good health before 1788. Using data collected from all parts of the continent, this 1995 book studies the health of Australia's original inhabitants over 50,000 years. It represents the first continental survey of its kind and is the first to quantify and describe key aspects of Australian hunter-gatherer health. The book takes a theoretical approach to Upper Pleistocene regional epidemiology and presents empirical data of the health of late Pleistocene and Holocene populations. Major categories of disease described are: stress, osteoarthritis, fractures, congenital deformations, neoplasms and non-specific and treponemal infections. The author also describes surgical techniques used by Aboriginal people. Offering fresh insight into the study of Australian prehistory and Aboriginal culture, this book will be accessible to specialists and general readers alike. It illuminates the origins of human disease, and will fill a gap in our knowledge of health in the Australasian region.
Clear and accessible, Australian Patent Law will assist you in interpreting the technicalities and complexities of the Patent Act 1990 (Cth) and Regulations and will shed light onto processes involved when claiming. Australian Patent Law is an indispensable, easy to use text that provides annotations to the Patent Act 1990, with relevant case law, regulations and Australian Patents Office practice. Of immense value is the comparative table and notes on differences between the 1952 and 1990 Acts, as well as the table of procedural steps. Australian Patent Law also includes a unique introductory chapter, explaining key patent concepts, allowing you to understand the notion underlying the sections of the Act, and which are crucial to understanding the operation of many of the sections.
The world's third-largest island nation has a wide range of wildlife - there are over 450 species of mammals, 300 species of lizards, 110,000 species of insects, not to mention 800 species of bird. Eco-tourists, adventurers, and nature lovers will find Australian Wildlife to be the essential pocket-sized, folding guide to use as they travel.
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