Height, Health and History: Nutritional Status in the United Kingdom, 1750-1980

Height, Health and History: Nutritional Status in the United Kingdom, 1750-1980

by Roderick Floud, Kenneth Wachter, Annabel Gregory
     
 

Height, Health and History provides an invigorating statistical edge to many debates about the history of the human body itself.See more details below

Overview

Height, Health and History provides an invigorating statistical edge to many debates about the history of the human body itself.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521029988
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
07/28/2006
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Population, Economy and Society in Past Time Series, #9
Edition description:
1ST
Pages:
380
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.83(d)

Table of Contents

List of figures; List of tables; Preface; 1. Height, nutritional status and the historical record; 2. Inference from military height data; 3. Inference from samples of military records; 4. Long-term trends in nutritional status; 5. Regional and occupational differentials in British heights; 6. Height, nutritional status and the environment; 7. Nutritional status and physical growth in Britain, 1750–1980; 8. Conclusions; Bibliography; Index.

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