Patterns of Human Growth

Patterns of Human Growth
Author: Barry Bogin
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 455
Release: 1999-05-06
ISBN: 9780521564380
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Patterns of Human Growth Book Excerpt:

A revised edition of an established text on human growth and development from an anthropological and evolutionary perspective.

Patterns of Human Growth

Patterns of Human Growth
Author: Bogin
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1994
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Methods in Human Growth Research

Methods in Human Growth Research
Author: Roland C. Hauspie,Noël Cameron,Luciano Molinari
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 399
Release: 2004-06-24
ISBN: 9781139451680
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Methods in Human Growth Research Book Excerpt:

In order to gain an understanding of the dynamics of human individual and average growth patterns it is essential that the right methods are selected. There are a variety of methods available to analyse individual growth patterns, to estimate variation in different growth measures in populations and to relate genetic and environmental factors to individual and average growth. This volume provides an overview of modern techniques for the assessment and collection of growth data and methods of analysis for individual and population growth data. The book contains the basic mathematical and statistical tools required to understand the concepts of the methods under discussion and worked examples of analyses, but it is neither a mathematical treatise, nor a recipe book for growth data analysis. Aimed at junior and senior researchers involved in the analysis of human growth data, this book will be an essential reference for anthropologists, auxologists and paediatricians.

Human Growth in the Past

Human Growth in the Past
Author: Robert D.. Hoppa,Robert D. Hoppa,Charles M. FitzGerald
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 315
Release: 1999-10-28
ISBN: 9780521631532
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Human Growth in the Past Book Excerpt:

An interdisciplinary analysis of human growth in past populations, first published in 1999.

The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Human Growth and Development

The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Human Growth and Development
Author: Stanley J. Ulijaszek,S. J. Ulijaszek,Francis E. Johnston,Michael A. Preece
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 497
Release: 1998-08-13
ISBN: 9780521560467
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Human Growth and Development Book Excerpt:

A comprehensive and accessible summary of human growth and development for students and professionals alike.

A Genetic Interpretation of Variation in Human Growth Patterns

A Genetic Interpretation of Variation in Human Growth Patterns
Author: Quintin B. Welch
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 188
Release: 1969
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Special Issue Human Growth Patterns

Special Issue  Human Growth Patterns
Author: J. C. Sharma
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 253
Release: 1991
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Patterns of Growth and Development in the Genus Homo

Patterns of Growth and Development in the Genus Homo
Author: J. L. Thompson,G. E. Krovitz,A. J. Nelson
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2003-12-04
ISBN: 9781139442084
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Patterns of Growth and Development in the Genus Homo Book Excerpt:

It is generally accepted that the earliest human ancestors grew more like apes than like humans today. If they did so, and we are now different, when, how and why did our modern growth patterns evolve? This book focuses on species within the genus Homo to investigate the evolutionary origins of characteristic human patterns and rates of craniofacial and postcranial growth and development, and to explore unique ontogenetic patterns within each fossil species. Experts examine growth patterns found within available Plio-Pleistocene hominid samples, and analyse variation in ontogenetic patterns and rates of development in recent modern humans in order to provide a comparative context for fossil hominid studies. Presenting studies of some of the newer juvenile fossil specimens and information on Homo antecessor, this book will provide a rich data source with which anthropologists and evolutionary biologists can address the questions posed above.

Human Evolutionary Biology

Human Evolutionary Biology
Author: Michael P. Muehlenbein
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 624
Release: 2010-07-29
ISBN: 0521879485
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Human Evolutionary Biology Book Excerpt:

A wide-ranging and inclusive text focusing on topics in human evolution and the understanding of modern human variation and adaptability.

Human Biological Diversity

Human Biological Diversity
Author: Daniel E. Brown
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2015-11-17
ISBN: 1317347811
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Human Biological Diversity Book Excerpt:

This text is intended for the sophomore level course in human variation/human biology taught in anthropology departments. It may also serve as a supplementary text in introductory physical anthropology courses. In addition to covering the standard topics for the course, it features contemporary topics in human biology such as the Human Genome Project, genetic engineering, the effects of stress, obesity and pollution.

New Perspectives in Forensic Human Skeletal Identification

New Perspectives in Forensic Human Skeletal Identification
Author: Krista E. Latham,Eric J. Bartelink,Michael Finnegan
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 374
Release: 2017-07-27
ISBN: 0128125381
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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New Perspectives in Forensic Human Skeletal Identification provides a comprehensive and up-to-date perspective on human identification methods in forensic anthropology. Divided into four distinct sections, the chapters will reflect recent advances in human skeletal identification, including statistical and morphometric methods for assessing the biological profile (sex, age, ancestry, stature), biochemical methods of identification (DNA analysis, stable isotope analysis, bomb curve analysis), and use of comparative radiography. The final section of this book highlights advances in human identification techniques that are being applied to international populations and disaster victims. The contributing authors represent established experts in forensic anthropology and closely related fields. New Perspectives in Forensic Human Skeletal Identification will be an essential resource for researchers, practitioners, and advanced students interested in state-of-the-art methods for human identification. A comprehensive and up-to-date volume on human identification methods in forensic anthropology Focuses on recent advances such as statistical and morphometric methods for assessing the biological profile, biochemical methods of identification and use of comparative radiography Includes an entire section on human identification techniques being applied to international populations and disaster victims

Human Growth and Development

Human Growth and Development
Author: Noël Cameron,Barry Bogin
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 582
Release: 2012
ISBN: 0123838827
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Human Growth and Development Book Excerpt:

Offering a study of biological, biomedical and biocultural approaches, this book is suitable for researchers, professors and graduate students across the interdisciplinary area of human development. It is presented in the form of lectures to facilitate student programming.

Applications of Nonlinear Dynamics To Developmental Process Modeling

Applications of Nonlinear Dynamics To Developmental Process Modeling
Author: Karl M. Newell,Peter C.M. Molenaar
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2014-03-05
ISBN: 1317779126
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Applications of Nonlinear Dynamics To Developmental Process Modeling Book Excerpt:

There has been an increasing interest in the application of dynamical systems to the study of development over the last decade. The explosion of the dynamical systems framework in the physical and biological sciences has opened the door to a new Zeitgeist for studying development. This appeal to dynamical systems by developmentalists is natural given the intuitive links between the established fundamental problems of development and the conceptual and operational scope of nonlinear dynamical systems. This promise of a new approach and framework within which to study development has led to some progress in recent years but also a growing appreciation of the difficulty of both fully examining the new metaphor and realizing its potential. Divided into 4 parts, this book is a result of a recent conference on dynamical systems and development held at Pennsylvania State University. The first 3 parts focus on the content domains of development that have given most theoretical and empirical attention to the potential applications of dynamical systems--physical growth and movement, cognition, and communication. These parts show that a range of nonlinear models have been applied to a host of developmental phenomena. Part 4 highlights two particular methodological issues that hold important implications for the modeling of developmental phenomena with dynamical systems techniques.

On Fertile Ground

On Fertile Ground
Author: Peter Thorpe ELLISON,Peter Thorpe Ellison
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2009-06-30
ISBN: 0674036441
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

On Fertile Ground Book Excerpt:

Reproduction is among the most basic of human biological functions, both for our distant ancestors and for ourselves, whether we live on the plains of Africa or in North American suburbs. Our reproductive biology unites us as a species, but it has also been an important engine of our evolution. In the way our bodies function today we can see both the imprint of our formative past and implications for our future. It is the infinitely subtle and endlessly dramatic story of human reproduction and its evolutionary context that Peter T. Ellison tells in On Fertile Ground. Ranging from the latest achievements of modern fertility clinics to the lives of subsistence farmers in the rain forests of Africa, this book offers both a remarkably broad and a minutely detailed exploration of human reproduction. Ellison, a leading pioneer in the field, combines the perspectives of anthropology, stressing the range and variation of human experience; ecology, sensitive to the two-way interactions between humans and their environments; and evolutionary biology, emphasizing a functional understanding of human reproductive biology and its role in our evolutionary history. Whether contrasting female athletes missing their periods and male athletes using anabolic steroids with Polish farm women and hunter-gatherers in Paraguay, or exploring the intricate choreography of an implanting embryo or of a nursing mother and her child, On Fertile Ground advances a rich and deeply satisfying explanation of the mechanisms by which we reproduce and the evolutionary forces behind their design.

Childhood

Childhood
Author: Courtney L. Meehan,Alyssa N. Crittenden
Publsiher: University of New Mexico Press
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2016-05-01
ISBN: 0826357016
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Childhood Book Excerpt:

This collection is the first to specifically address our current understanding of the evolution of human childhood, which in turn significantly affects our interpretations of the evolution of family formation, social organization, cultural transmission, cognition, ontogeny, and the physical and socioemotional needs of children. Moreover, the importance of studying the evolution of childhood has begun to extend beyond academic modeling and into real-world applications for maternal and child health and well-being in contemporary populations around the world. Combined, the chapters show that what we call childhood is culturally variable yet biologically based and has been critical to the evolutionary success of our species; the significance of integrating childhood into models of human life history and evolution cannot be overstated. This volume further demonstrates the benefits of interdisciplinary investigation and is sure to spur further interest in the field.

Patterns of Life

Patterns of Life
Author: Phyllis B. Dolloff,Miriam R. Resnick
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 360
Release: 1972
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Developmental psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Human Growth and the Development of Personality

Human Growth and the Development of Personality
Author: Jack Kahn,Susan Elinor Wright
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 252
Release: 2013-10-22
ISBN: 1483188728
Category: Family & Relationships
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Human Growth and the Development of Personality Book Excerpt:

Human Growth and the Development of Personality, Third Edition presents a well-informed account of human growth in which the maturation of the body plays a significant role. This book provides an invaluable foundation for the understanding of all the vagaries of normal human development. Organized into 20 chapters, this edition begins with an overview of the scientific basis for provision of human needs. This text then presents a scientific study of personality. Other chapters consider the developmental stages of an individual. The final chapter deals with the ever-present burden on public services of old people, including many who are living in financial deprivation, deplorable residential accommodation, and in conflict with members of family or close neighbors. This book is a valuable resource for readers who are confronted by perplexed or anxious patients, clients, or parents, to help them recognized their problems more clearly and so to offer them informed guidance.

The Physiology of Human Growth

The Physiology of Human Growth
Author: Society for the Study of Human Biology
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 215
Release: 1989-06-29
ISBN: 9780521344104
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Physiology of Human Growth Book Excerpt:

Covers a wide spectrum of growth physiology, and presents a state-of-the-art review of human auxology.

Frontiers in Evolutionary Economics

Frontiers in Evolutionary Economics
Author: Uwe Cantner,Giovanni Dosi
Publsiher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2016-11-21
ISBN: 3110509202
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Window of Opportunity

The Window of Opportunity
Author: David James Purslove Barker,Renate L. Bergmann,Pearay L. Ogra
Publsiher: Karger Medical and Scientific Publishers
Total Pages: 266
Release: 2008-01-01
ISBN: 3805583877
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Window of Opportunity Book Excerpt:

There is no longer any doubt that the inherited genetic constitution of the individual has a large influence on the entire life cycle, from human fetal development and pre- and postnatal growth to subsequent health status. However, growing evidence suggests that this predisposition is not rigid, but that early genetic imprinting, caused by exposure to a diverse spectrum of nutrients, macromolecules, microbial agents and other cellular or soluble components present in the external environment, is also of importance. According to this concept of the developmental origins of adult diseases, intrauterine and early life events play an important role in the etiology of human diseases: there seems to exist a critical 'window of opportunity' in the human infant before and during pregnancy, and up to 24 months of age. Altered exposure to different environmental agents during this critical period may determine the nature of responses in the perinatal period, and the expression of specific disease states in later life. The papers presented in this publication thus focus on the impact of perinatal growth, nutrition, environmental microflora, and host immune responses on the outcome of health and disease in later life.