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Perspectives in Human Growth, Development and Maturation - R. Hauspie

Perspectives in Human Growth, Development and Maturation

By: R. Hauspie (Editor), Parasmani Dasgupta (Editor)

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This volume presents a collection of 27 contributions, covering the research area in human growth and development. It is highly international in the provenance of both authors and subjects, from Kathmandu to Caracas, Oaxaca to Alice Springs. There are papers on the history of the study of human growth, on the modelling of individual growth curves, the construction of population growth reference curves, growth as a measure of population well-being, secular trend, and the subject of the relation between mental and physical development.

This volume covers the whole of the research area in human growth and development. Topics include: the history of the study of human growth, the modeling of individual growth curves, the construction of population growth reference curves, growth as a measure of population well-being, secular trend, and the relation between mental and physical development. The book is for students, researchers and practitioners in the field of anthropology, human biology, auxology, human nutrition, education, public health and paediatrics.

List of contributorsp. ix
Forewordp. xiii
Editors notep. xv
Methodological Aspects of Growth Studiesp. 1
The Measurement of Human Growth: A Historical Reviewp. 3
Individual Physical Growth Models and Biological Parameters of Japanesep. 17
Smoothing Centile Curves of Height of Basque Boys and Girls by the Application of the LMS-Methodp. 33
A New International Growth Reference for Young Childrenp. 45
Fels and Tanner-Whitehouse Skeletal Ages of School Children 7-13 Years in Oaxaca, Mexicop. 55
Assessment of Childhood and Adolescents Body Composition: A Practical Guidep. 67
Genetic and Environmental Factorsp. 77
Genetics of Complex Traits with Particular Attention to Fat Patterningp. 79
Subcutaeneous Adipose Tissue Distribution in 7- to 16-Year Old Boys of Calcutta in relation to socio-economic levelp. 91
Dentofacial Morphology, Growth and Genetics: A Study of Australian Aboriginesp. 109
Riddles in Human Development Patterns: A Few Family Case Studyp. 123
Nutrition in Venezuela at the End of the Millenniump. 129
Thoughts on Secular Trends in Growth and Developmentp. 137
Secular Trends and Longterm Serial Growth Studiesp. 147
Secular Trends in Body Height - Indicator of General Improvement in Living Conditions or of a Change in Specific Factors?p. 159
Patterns of Growth and Scholastic Performance - A Case Study of the Associated Factorsp. 169
Mental Ability and Cognitive Thinking in Relation to Sex, Pubertal Stage and Socio-Economic Backgroundp. 179
Population Differences in Growthp. 203
How Genetic Are Human Body Proportions?p. 205
The Sarsuna-Barisha Longitudinal Growth Study: Dynamics of Growthp. 223
Linear Components of Growth Among Rural Indian Childrenp. 237
Growth Stunting among Children, Aged Birth to 5 Years, in Peri-Urban Kathmandu, Nepalp. 251
Ethnic and Sex Differences in the Skelic Index among Fijian and Samoan Childrenp. 269
Skeletal Maturity in Children of Mixed American and Japanese Parentage as Assessed by the TW2-Methodp. 281
Biological Aspects of Growthp. 299
Somatotypes of Budapest Childrenp. 301
Differential Rate of Growth of the Human Body Partsp. 313
Short-term Growthp. 321
Relations between Head Growth and Psychomotor Development in Low-Birth-Weight Childrenp. 333
Growth in Length and Weight of Thalassemic Children in West Bengal, India: A Mixed-Longitudinal Studyp. 341
Appendicesp. 351
Life sketch of Sudhir Ranjan Dasp. 353
List of publications of Sudhir Ranjan Dasp. 357
Indexp. 363
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ISBN: 9781402000003
ISBN-10: 1402000006
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 364
Published: 31st October 2001
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 1.59