Human Growth and Development
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Offering a study of biological, biomedical and biocultural approaches, the second edition of Human Growth and Development is a valued resource for researchers, professors and graduate students across the interdisciplinary area of human development. With timely chapters on obesity, diet / lifestyle, and genetics, this edition is the only publication offering a biological, biomedical and biocultural approach. The second edition of Human Growth and Development includes contributions from the well-known experts in the field and is the most reputable, comprehensive resource available.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 600 pages
  • 191 x 235mm
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • Approx. 200 illustrations (64 in full color); Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0128101555
  • 9780128101551

Table of contents

1. Human growth curve, canalization and catch-up growth 2. Growth in Infancy and childhood 3. Adolescence : somatic growth and sex differences 4. Puberty 5. Endocrine control of growth 6. Nutrition and growth 7. Genomics and Epigenetics 8. Genetic epidemiology of growth and development 9. Social and economic effects on growth 10. Environmental effects on growth 11. Evolution of human growth 12. Developmental origins and human growth and senescence 13. Growth, proportionality and health 14. Physical activity and human growth 15. Brain and neurological development 16. Saltation and Stasis 17. Endocrine disorders of growth 18. Body composition 19. The measurement of human growth 20. The assessment of maturation 21. Growth references and standards
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Review quote

"...a conciseness and clarity to the writing..."-SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (February 2003)

"Clearly written, a useful text for pediatricians."-JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC ENDOCRINOLOGY & METABOLISM (2003)

"... an excellent and detailed overview of the knowledge, theory, and methods in the study of human growth and development."
-AMERICAN JOURNAL OF HUMAN BIOLOGY (May 2003)
"... written by 21 authors from diverse scholarly, research, and experimental realms... extensive current reference lists of bibliographies for further study." -J.N. Muzio, CUNY Kingsborough Community College for CHOICE (February 2003)
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