The Energetic Paradox of Human Running and Hominid Evolution [and Comments and Reply]

  title={The Energetic Paradox of Human Running and Hominid Evolution [and Comments and Reply]},
  author={D. Carrier and A. Kapoor and T. Kimura and M. K. Nickels and E. C. Scott and J. K. So and E. Trinkaus},
  journal={Current Anthropology},
  pages={483 - 495}
  • D. Carrier, A. Kapoor, +4 authors E. Trinkaus
  • Published 1984
  • Sociology, Biology
  • Current Anthropology
  • The energetic cost of running is relatively high in man. In spite of this, humans are adept endurance runners, capable of running down, for example, zebra and kangaroo. Distance running is made possible for man in part by an exceptional ability to dissipate exercise heat loads. Most mammals lose heat by panting, which is coupled to breathing and locomotor cycles during running. This interdependence may limit the effectiveness of panting as a means of heat dissipation. Because sweating is not… CONTINUE READING
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