Human Growth and Development

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NoŽl Cameron
Academic Press, 2002 - Medical - 434 pages
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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.

* 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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Contents

A Pediatric Approach
21
Somatic Growth and Sex Differences
45
Chapter 4 Puberty
65
Chapter 5 Endocrinology of Growth
85
Chapter 6 The Genetic Epidemiology of Growth and Development
103
Chapter 7 Nutrition and Growth
139
Chapter 8 Environmental Effects on Growth
165
Chapter 9 Social and Economic Influences on Growth and Secular Trends
197
Chapter 12 Saltation and Stasis
253
Chapter 13 Body Composition During Growth and Development
271
Chapter 14 The Evolution of Human Growth
295
Physical Activity as a Factor in Growth and Maturation
321
Chapter 16 The Assessment of Human Growth
349
Chapter 17 Assessment of Maturation
363
Chapter 18 Growth References and Standards
383
Annotated References
415

Chapter 10 Endocrine Disorders of Growth
213
Chapter 11 Genetically Determined Growth Disorders
237

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About the author (2002)

NoŽl Cameron was educated at the Universities of Nottingham, Loughborough and London. He obtained his Ph.D. (Medicine) in 1977, under the supervision of Professor James Tanner, at London University's Institute of Child Health in which he specialised in the normal and abnormal growth and development of children (1973-1983). From 1984 to 1997 he was a member of the Department of Anatomy at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa chaired by Professor Phillip V. Tobias FRS. Professor Cameron was promoted to Associate Professor in 1987 and to a full Professorship in Anatomy and Human Biology in 1995. He was Head of the Department of Anatomy & Human Biology from 1994-1995. In August 1997 NoŽl Cameron returned to the Department of Human Sciences at Loughborough University in the UK as Professor of Human Biology. Professor Cameron has published widely in the international press on the subjects of normal and abnormal growth and development with particular reference to children in developing countries. He initiated (1987-1990) and was Director (1990 - 1997) of the Birth To Ten birth-cohort study in Soweto-Johannesburg, South Africa which has studied the effect of the urban environment on the growth, development, health and wellbeing of over 3000 children. His current research interests include factors affecting the development of peak bone mass during adolescence, factors influencing the acquisition of obesity during childhood and adolescence, and the determinants of sedentary behaviour in adolescents. Funding for his research is through the Wellcome Trust, the South African Medical research Council, the Anglo-American Corporation, the University of the Witwatersrand, and Loughborough University. NoŽl Cameron was elected a Fellow of the Institute of Biologists in November 1998. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the Society for the Study of Human Biology (UK) and of the Executive Committee of the Human Biology Association (USA). NoŽl Ca

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