Human Growth and Development
Academic Press, 2002 - Medical - 434 pages
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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A Pediatric Approach
Somatic Growth and Sex Differences
Chapter 4 Puberty
Chapter 5 Endocrinology of Growth
Chapter 6 The Genetic Epidemiology of Growth and Development
Chapter 7 Nutrition and Growth
Chapter 8 Environmental Effects on Growth
Chapter 9 Social and Economic Influences on Growth and Secular Trends
Chapter 12 Saltation and Stasis
Chapter 13 Body Composition During Growth and Development
Chapter 14 The Evolution of Human Growth
Physical Activity as a Factor in Growth and Maturation
Chapter 16 The Assessment of Human Growth
Chapter 17 Assessment of Maturation
Chapter 18 Growth References and Standards
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