Human Growth and Development / Edition 2

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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.

Audience: Professors, researchers and advanced students in medicine, physiotherapy, human biology and development, and anthropology.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"...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)

From The Critics
It provides an excellent and detailed overview of the knowledge, theory, and methods in the study of human growth and development. Indeed, Noël Cameron has performed a great service to the field...It was a great idea and it worked.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780123838827
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
  • Publication date: 6/22/2012
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 600
  • Product dimensions: 7.70 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Noël Cameron was educated at the Universities of Nottingham, Loughborough and London. He obtained his Ph.D. (Medicine) in 1977, under the supervision of Professor James Tanner, at London University’s Institute of Child Health in which he specialised in the normal and abnormal growth and development of children (1973-1983). From 1984 to 1997 he was a member of the Department of Anatomy at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa chaired by Professor Phillip V. Tobias FRS. Professor Cameron was promoted to Associate Professor in 1987 and to a full Professorship in Anatomy and Human Biology in 1995. He was Head of the Department of Anatomy & Human Biology from 1994-1995. In August 1997 Noël Cameron returned to the Department of Human Sciences at Loughborough University in the UK as Professor of Human Biology. Professor Cameron has published widely in the international press on the subjects of normal and abnormal growth and development with particular reference to children in developing countries. He initiated (1987-1990) and was Director (1990 - 1997) of the Birth To Ten birth-cohort study in Soweto-Johannesburg, South Africa which has studied the effect of the urban environment on the growth, development, health and wellbeing of over 3000 children. His current research interests include factors affecting the development of peak bone mass during adolescence, factors influencing the acquisition of obesity during childhood and adolescence, and the determinants of sedentary behaviour in adolescents. Funding for his research is through the Wellcome Trust, the South African Medical research Council, the Anglo-American Corporation, the University of the Witwatersrand, and Loughborough University. Noël Cameron was elected a Fellow of the Institute of Biologists in November 1998. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the Society for the Study of Human Biology (UK) and of the Executive Committee of the Human Biology Association (USA). Noël Ca
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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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