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Anthropometry : The Individual and the Population - Stanley J. Ulijaszek

Anthropometry

The Individual and the Population

Hardcover Published: 4th February 2003
ISBN: 9780521417983
Number Of Pages: 228

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Anthropometry is the measurement of human morphology. In this volume, distinguished contributors including anthropologists, human biologists, physiologists, nutritionists, and clinical scientists describe many of the ways in which anthropometry is used, and discuss problems associated with different methods of assessment. Topics include the measurement of growth asymmetry and variability in adult body size, measurement error and statistical issues in anthropometry and the construction and use of growth charts in growth monitoring. The use of anthropometry in assessments of body composition, physical performance and fitness is also discussed. The book will be of interest to graduates and researchers in human biology, anthropology and nutrition. It will also be useful to workers in sports medicine, ergonomics, orthopedics, and pediatrics.

"A fine collection of papers on growth, human biology, measurement errors, statistics and physiology." Journal of the American Association of Forensic Dentists

Preface
The place of anthropology in human biology
Asymmetry and growth
Intra- and inter-observer error in anthropometric measurement
Statistical issues in anthropometry
Statistical constructs of human growth: new growth charts for old
Growth monitoring and growth cyclicities in developed countries
Growth monitoring, screening and surveillance in developing countries
Variability in adult body size: uses in defining the limits of human survival
Anthropometry and body composition
Anthropometry and physical performance
Anthropometry and physical fitness
Anthropometry in the U.S. Armed Forces
Index
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ISBN: 9780521417983
ISBN-10: 0521417988
Series: Cambridge Studies in Biological and Evolutionary Anthropology
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 228
Published: 4th February 2003
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.53