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Patterns of Human Growth
by Barry Bogin C. G. Nicholas Mascie-Taylor Robert Andrew Foley Nina G. Jablonski Karen B. Strier Michael Little Kenneth M. Weiss

RRP €56.75

Patterns of Human Growth
by Author Name Barry Bogin, C. G. Nicholas Mascie-Taylor, Robert Andrew Foley, Nina G. Jablonski, Karen B. Strier, Michael Little, Kenneth M. Weiss

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List Price:56.75
Format: Paperback, 228 x 152 x 27mm, 472pp
Publication date: 06 May 1999
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN-13: 9780521564380


This completely revised edition provides a synthesis of the forces that shaped the evolution of the human growth pattern, the biocultural factors that direct its expression, the intrinsic and extrinsic factors that regulate individual development and the the biomathematical approaches that are needed to analyze and interpret human growth. After covering the history , philosophy and basic biological principles of human development, the book turns to the evolution of the human life cycle. Later chapters explore the physiological, environmental and cultural reasons for population variation in growth, and the genetic and endocrine factors that regulate individual development, providing a comprehensive explanation for the functional and adaptive significance of human growth patterns. The final chapter integrates all this information into a truly interactive biocultural model of human development. This edition will continue to be the primary text for students of human growth in anthropology, psychology and education.


'... the primary text for students of human growth in the fields of anthropology, psychology and education.' Human Evolution '... a 'must have' book for every auxologist's library, a volume that anyone interested in biological anthropology should have the pleasure to read ...' Journal of Biosocial Science


Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. Background to the study of human growth; 2. Basic principles of human growth; 3. The evolution of human growth; 4. Evolution of the human life cycle; 5. Growth variation in living human populations; 6. Environmental factors influencing growth; 7. Genetic and endocrine regulation of human growth; 8. A biocultural view of human growth; Glossary; References; Index.

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  • Illustrations: 95 b/w illus. 12 tables