Human Growth and Development,
Edition 3
Edited by Noel Cameron and Lawrence Schell

Publication Date: 22 Nov 2021

Human Growth and Development, Third Edition provides a comprehensive volume covering the biology of human growth and the genetic, endocrine, environmental, nutritional, and socio-economic factors that contribute towards its full expression. Human Growth and Development continues to be a valuable resource for researchers, professors and graduate students across the interdisciplinary area of human development. For the new edition, updates are made to all fourteen of the "core chapters" of the book which form the essential reading for a comprehensive understanding of human growth and development. Additionally, new special topics are covered including the interpretation of recently found sub-adult fossils that expand our understanding of the evolution of human growth and a discussion of the early pattern of growth and development as the developmental origins of risk for non-communicable diseases of adulthood.

Human Growth and Development, Third Edition includes contributions from the well-known experts in the field and is the most reputable, comprehensive resource available.

Key Features

  • New chapters include the impact of physical activity across childhood and adolescence, information on the evolution of the human growth pattern and the contribution of epigenetics to our understanding of human growth
  • Offers the necessary tools to connect human development data with predictive medicine
  • Provides extensive depth on content in the form of easily digestible lecture length chapters
About the author
Edited by Noel Cameron, Professor of Human Biology, Centre for Global Health and Human Development, Loughborough University, Leicestershire, UK and Lawrence Schell, Distinguished Professor of Anthropology, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Center for the Elimination of Minority Health Disparities, University at Albany, State University of New York, Albany, NY, United States
Table of Contents

1. The pattern of human growth
2. Growth in infancy and childhood
3. Childhood and juvenile growth
4. Adolescence
5. Puberty
6. Endocrine control of growth
7. Nutrition and Growth
8. Genetics and genetic epidemiology of growth and development
9. Social and Economic effects on growth
10. Environmental effects on growth
11. The measurement of human growth
12. Assessment of maturation
13. Growth modelling
14. Growth references and standards

Special topics
1. The evolution of human growth
2. Early environments and adult health
3. Physical activity and growth
4. Biological models of human growth
5. Body composition and obesity
6. Epigenetics and growth

Book details
ISBN: 9780128226520
Page Count: 592
Illustrations : 150 illustrations (50 in full color)
Retail Price : £102.00

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Professors, researchers and advanced students in human biology and development and anthropology