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Somatotyping Development and Applications

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ISBN-10: 0521351170

ISBN-13: 9780521351171

Edition: 1990

Authors: J. E. Lindsay Carter, Barbara Honeyman Heath, R. A. Foley, Michael Little, C. G. Nicholas Mascie-Taylor

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The first major account of the somatotyping field in over thirty years, this volume presents a comprehensive history of somatotyping, beginning with W.H. Sheldon's introduction to the method in 1940. The controversies regarding the validity of Sheldon's method are described, as are the various attempts to modify the technique, particularly the Heath-Carter method, which has come into widespread use. Somatotyping is a method of description and assessment of the body on three shape and composition scales: endomorphy (relative fatness), mesomorphy (relative musculoskeletal robustness), and ectomorphy (relative linearity). The book reviews present knowledge of somatotypes around the world, how…    
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List price: $218.00
Copyright year: 1990
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 6/28/1990
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 520
Size: 5.98" wide x 9.21" long x 1.30" tall
Weight: 2.112
Language: English

Review of somatotypes methods
Human variation in adult somatotypes
Growth and aging
Sport and physical performance
Health, behavioural variables and occupational choice
Overview and new directions