Human Growth and Development / Edition 2

Human Growth and Development / Edition 2

by Noel Professor Cameron
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0123838827

ISBN-13: 9780123838827

Pub. Date: 06/22/2012

Publisher: Elsevier Science

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 editionis the only publication offering a

Overview

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 editionis 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.

  • New chapters discussing genomics and epigenetics, developmental origins, body proportions and health and the brain and neurological development.
  • Presented in the form of lectures to facilitate student programming
  • Updated content highlighting the latest research on the relationship between early growth and later (adult) outcomes: the developmental origins of health and disease.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780123838827
Publisher:
Elsevier Science
Publication date:
06/22/2012
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
600
Product dimensions:
7.70(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents

Dedication

Contributors

Introduction

Chapters

  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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