Human Growth and Development

Edited by

  • Noël Cameron, Human Biology Research Center, Loughborough University, Leicestershire, U.K.

Human Growth and Development pulls together information from leading experts in a variety of fields to create a one-volume resource on the human growth stages, environmental effects, and the research methods scientists should use. This text promises to be a great course-planning guide for instructors in various medical and scientific fields in addition to a thorough reference for further research.
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Professors, researchers and advanced students in medicine, physiotherapy, human biology and development, and anthropology.


Book information

  • Published: July 2002
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-156651-7


"...written by 21 authors, from diverse scholarly research, and experimental realms...a conciseness and clarity to the writing...chapters have extensive current reference lists or bibliographies for further study."-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... a set of clear and comprehensive essays on the most important topics in the field, beautifully written by a veritable 'dream team' of experts..." -D.W. Sellen, Emory University for the AMERICAN JOURNAL OF HUMAN BIOLOGY (May 2003) "... written by 21 authors from diverse scholarly, research, and experimental realms... Most chapters have extensive current reference lists of bibliographies for further study." —J.N. Muzio, CUNY Kingsborough Community College for CHOICE (February 2003)

Table of Contents

Front Matter.Annotated Refs.The Human Growth Curve, Cannalization and Catch-Up Growth.Infancy and Childhood.Adolescence: Somatic Growth and Sex Differences.Puberty.Endocrinology of Growth.Genetic Control of Human Growth.Nutrition and Growth.Environmental Effects on Growth.Social and Economic Influences on Growth and Secular Trends.Growth Disorders (Endocrine).Growth Disorders (Genetic).Saltation and Stasis.Body Composition Changes During Growth.The Evolution of Human Growth.Exercise and Growth.The Assessment of Human Growth.Assessment of Maturation.Growth references and standards.