Human Growth and Development / Edition 1

Human Growth and Development / Edition 1

by Noel Cameron
     
 

A valuable asset for instructors and students alike, Human Growth and Development will appeal to anyone involved in the study of human biology and allied medical disciplines. Written by leading international authorities, 18 chapters cover a wide range of subjects on human growth and maturation--from the basic stages of growth, to the different influences thatSee more details below

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A valuable asset for instructors and students alike, Human Growth and Development will appeal to anyone involved in the study of human biology and allied medical disciplines. Written by leading international authorities, 18 chapters cover a wide range of subjects on human growth and maturation--from the basic stages of growth, to the different influences that may affect them, to the research methods needed to accurately assess them. Packed with important facts and illustrative figures, each well-organized chapter can also double as a 60-minute lecture, allowing instructors to design a course for a variety of classroom audiences. Providing ample opportunity for further independent investigation, detailed reference lists, recommended web sites, and other resources for future research round out each chapter. Readers will be hard-pressed to find a more complete resource than Human Growth and Development.

Key Features
* Both biological and bio-medical approaches to human development.
* Chapters on research methods of growth data collection.
* Annotated reference lists for every chapter.
* Tremendous breadth of knowledge within a single source.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780121566517
Publisher:
Elsevier Science
Publication date:
07/01/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
460
Product dimensions:
1.19(w) x 6.00(h) x 9.00(d)

Table of Contents

Contributors
Introduction
1Human Growth Curve, Canalization, and Catch-Up Growth1
2Growth in Infancy and Childhood: A Pediatric Approach21
3Adolescence: Somatic Growth and Sex Differences45
4Puberty65
5Endocrinology of Growth85
6The Genetic Epidemiology of Growth and Development103
7Nutrition and Growth139
8Environmental Effects on Growth165
9Social and Economic Influences on Growth and Secular Trends197
10Endocrine Disorders of Growth213
11Genetically Determined Growth Disorders237
12Saltation and Stasis253
13Body Composition During Growth and Development271
14The Evolution of Human Growth295
15Exercise and Growth: Physical Activity as a Factor in Growth and Maturation321
16The Assessment of Human Growth349
17Assessment of Maturation363
18Growth References and Standards383
Annotated References415
Index419

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