Patterns of Human Growth / Edition 2

Patterns of Human Growth / Edition 2

by Barry Bogin
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521564387

ISBN-13: 9780521564380

Pub. Date: 06/28/1999

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This new, completely revised and updated edition provides a synthesis of the forces that shaped the evolution of the human growth pattern, the biocultural factors that direct its expression, the intrinsic and extrinsic factors that regulate individual development, and the biomathematical approaches that are needed to analyze and interpret human growth. After

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Overview

This new, completely revised and updated edition provides a synthesis of the forces that shaped the evolution of the human growth pattern, the biocultural factors that direct its expression, the intrinsic and extrinsic factors that regulate individual development, and the biomathematical approaches that are needed to analyze and interpret human growth. After covering the history, philosophy, and basic biological principles of human development, the book turns to the evolution of the human life cycle. Later chapters explore the physiological, environmental, and cultural reasons for population variation in growth, and the genetic and endocrine factors that regulate individual development, providing a comprehensive explanation for the functional and adaptive significance of human growth patterns. The final chapter integrates all this information into a truly interactive biocultural model of human development.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521564380
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
06/28/1999
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Biological and Evolutionary Anthropology Series, #23
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
472
Sales rank:
293,668
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.06(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. Background to the study of human growth; 2. Basic principles of human growth; 3. The evolution of human growth; 4. Evolution of the human life cycle; 5. Growth variation in living human populations; 6. Environmental factors influencing growth; 7. Genetic and endocrine regulation of human growth; 8. A biocultural view of human growth; Glossary; References; Index.

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