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Dynamics of Human Reproduction : Biology, Biometry, Demography - James W. Wood

Dynamics of Human Reproduction

Biology, Biometry, Demography

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Published: 31st December 1994
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This long-awaited book presents a comprehensive, integrated and up-to-date overview of the major physiological and behavioral factors affecting human reproduction. Trained as an anthropologist as well as a demographer, the author summarizes data from a wide range of societies, and writes with signal clarity on the interaction between biology and behavior. A unique combination of comprehensive subject matter and an integrated analytical approach makes the book ideally suited both as a graduate-level textbook and as a reference work.

-A 'must-have' reference text for any researcher interested in the biocultural determinants of human fertility and is appropriate as a textbook at the graduate level. I expect it to remain a standard in the literature of demographic anthropology and reproductive ecology for many years to come.- --American Journal of Physical Anthropology -The Dynamics of Human Reproduction is a splendid, comprehensive classroom text for graduate students studying demography, growth and development, human variation, and medical anthropology. It is also a rich reference for teachers of undergraduate courses in biological anthropology or for researchers in the field of reproduction. . . . Dynamics of Human Reproduction is a necessary text for the shelves of biocultural medical anthropologists. James wood . . . successfully demonstrates how a lifespan perspective can enrich the ecological approach in biocultural research.-

--Lynnette E. Leidy, Medical Anthropology Quarterly "A 'must-have' reference text for any researcher interested in the biocultural determinants of human fertility and is appropriate as a textbook at the graduate level. I expect it to remain a standard in the literature of demographic anthropology and reproductive ecology for many years to come." --American Journal of Physical Anthropology "The Dynamics of Human Reproduction is a splendid, comprehensive classroom text for graduate students studying demography, growth and development, human variation, and medical anthropology. It is also a rich reference for teachers of undergraduate courses in biological anthropology or for researchers in the field of reproduction. . . . Dynamics of Human Reproduction is a necessary text for the shelves of biocultural medical anthropologists. James wood . . . successfully demonstrates how a lifespan perspective can enrich the ecological approach in biocultural research."

--Lynnette E. Leidy, Medical Anthropology Quarterly ."..a 'must-have' reference text for any researcher interested in the biocultural determinants of human fertility and is appropriate as a textbook at the graduate level. I expect it to remain a standard in the literature of demographic anthropology and reproductive ecology for many years to come." --"American Journal of Physical Anthropology " "The Dynamics of Human Reproduction is a splendid, comprehensive classroom text for graduate students studying demography, growth and development, human variation, and medical anthropology. It is also a rich reference for teachers of undergraduate courses in biological anthropology or for researchers in the field of reproduction.... Dynamics of Human Reproduction is a necessary text for the shelves of biocultural medical anthropologists. James wood... successfully demonstrates how a lifespan perspective can enrich the ecological approach in biocultural research."

--Lynnette E. Leidy, Medical Anthropology Quarterly

Preface
Natural Fertility
Introductionp. 3
Patterns of Natural Fertilityp. 23
Frameworks for Analyzing the Determinants of Natural Fertilityp. 61
The Proximate Determinants of Natural Fertility
Ovarian Cycles and the Fertile Periodp. 115
Conception, Implantation, and Pregnancyp. 185
Fetal Lossp. 239
Fecundability and Coital Frequencyp. 279
Breastfeeding and Postpartum Infecundabilityp. 331
Menarche and Menopausep. 401
The Onset of Permanent Sterilityp. 441
Marriage and the Male Contributionp. 475
Beyond the Proximate Determinants
Extensions and Elaborationsp. 509
Appendix: An Introduction to Quantitative Endocrinologyp. 553
Referencesp. 591
Indexp. 643
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ISBN: 9780202011806
ISBN-10: 0202011801
Series: Foundations of Human Behavior
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 670
Published: 31st December 1994
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 3.61
Weight (kg): 0.86