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A core textbook of anthopometry - human body measurement - for sports science and human movement courses, with applications in ergonomics, psychology, nutrition, physiology and other health subjects.

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A core textbook for sports science and human movement courses. Describes measurement techniques, and covers the interpretation and analysis of data and the applications of anthropometry in ergonomics, psychology, nutrition, physiology, exercise, and sports. Also outlines the Australian model of accreditation in anthropometry. A disk is available with software for simulations and tests against a large Australian anthropometric database. Distributed by ISBS. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780868402239
  • Publisher: UNSW Press
  • Publication date: 2/1/1996
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 420
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Essential Anatomy for Anthropometrists 3
Ch. 2 Measurement Techniques in Anthropometry 25
Ch. 3 Anthropometry Measurement Error 77
Ch. 4 Calibrating Harpenden Skinfold Calipers 97
Ch. 5 Similarity Systems in Anthropometry 121
Ch. 6 Somatotyping 147
Ch. 7 Anthropometric Estimation of Body Fat 171
Ch. 8 Two, Three and Four-compartment Chemical Models of Body Composition Analysis 199
Ch. 9 The Psychology and Anthropometry of Body Image 235
Ch. 10 Ergonomics: Application of Anthropometry to Workplace Design 259
Ch. 11 Anthropometry and Sports Performance 287
Ch. 12 Anthropometry, Health and Body Composition 365
Ch. 13 Accreditation in Anthropometry: an Australian Model 395
Index 413
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