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
1. Human growth curve, canalization and catch-up growth 2. Growth in Infancy and childhood 3. Adolescence : somatic growth and sex differences 4. Puberty 5. Endocrine control of growth 6. Nutrition and growth 7. Genomics and Epigenetics 8. Genetic epidemiology of growth and development 9. Social and economic effects on growth 10. Environmental effects on growth 11. Evolution of human growth 12. Developmental origins and human growth and senescence 13. Growth, proportionality and health 14. Physical activity and human growth 15. Brain and neurological development 16. Saltation and Stasis 17. Endocrine disorders of growth 18. Body composition 19. The measurement of human growth 20. The assessment of maturation 21. Growth references and standards