Human Growth and Development, Second Edition

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Offering a study of biological, biomedical and biocultural approaches, the second edition of Human Growth and Development is a valued resource for researchers, professors and graduate students across the interdisciplinary area of human development. With timely chapters on obesity, diet / lifestyle, and genetics, this edition is the only publication offering a biological, biomedical and biocultural approach. The second edition of Human Growth and Development includes contributions from the well-known experts in the field and is the most reputable, comprehensive resource available.

  • New chapters discussing genomics and epigenetics, developmental origins, body proportions and health and the brain and neurological development
  • Presented in the form of lectures to facilitate student programming
  • Updated content highlighting the latest research on the relationship between early growth and later (adult) outcomes: the developmental origins of health and disease

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Human Growth and Development, 2e offers the most pertinent information from leading specialists to create a one-volume resource for students, instructors, researchers, and practitioners with an interest in human growth and development. The second edition of Human Growth and Development, 2e now includes a biocultural approach. It maintains core chapters on growth in infancy, childhood, adolescence and puberty, the evolution of human growth and the endocrine and genetic control of growth. Chapters on environmental, nutritional and socio-economic influences are updated with the latest research information as well as new chapters discussing genomics and epigenetics, developmental origins, body proportions and health and the brain and neurological development. Human Growth and Development, 2e provides the definitive content on studying human growth from fetus to adulthood, as well as the diagnosis and therapy of developmental disorders and diseases. This book will be of value to the fields of human biology, developmental biology, physical anthropology, medicine, physiology, anthropology, education and the social sciences in which the object of research is to understand and account for the growth and development of children.

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"...written by 21 authors, from diverse scholarly research, and experimental realms...a conciseness and clarity to the writing...chapters have extensive current reference lists or bibliographies for further study." --SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, 2003

"Clearly written, a useful text for pediatricians." --JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC ENDOCRINOLOGY AND METABOLISM, 2003

"... an excellent and detailed overview of the knowledge, theory, and methods in the study of human growth and development... a set of clear and comprehensive essays on the most important topics in the field, beautifully written by a veritable 'dream team' of experts..." --AMERICAN JOURNAL OF HUMAN BIOLOGY, 2003

"... written by 21 authors from diverse scholarly, research, and experimental realms... Most chapters have extensive current reference lists of bibliographies for further study."--CHOICE, 2003

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