Human Growth and Development

ISBN-10: 0123838827
ISBN-13: 9780123838827
Edition: 2nd 2012
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Description: 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.  More...

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Book details

List price: $76.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology
Publication date: 7/20/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 600
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 3.432
Language: English

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 edition is 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 programmingUpdated content highlighting the latest research on the relationship between early growth and later (adult) outcomes: the developmental origins of health and disease.

Dedication
Contributors
Introduction
Chapters
Human growth curve, canalization and catch-up growth
Growth in Infancy and childhood
Adolescence : somatic growth and sex differences
Puberty
Endocrine control of growth
Nutrition and growth
Genomics and Epigenetics
Genetic epidemiology of growth and development
Social and economic effects on growth
Environmental effects on growth
Evolution of human growth
Developmental origins and human growth and senescence
Growth, proportionality and health
Physical activity and human growth
Brain and neurological development
Saltation and Stasis
Endocrine disorders of growth
Body composition
The measurement of human growth
The assessment of maturation
Growth references and standards

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