Patterns Of Human Growth by Barry BoginPatterns Of Human Growth by Barry Bogin

Patterns Of Human Growth

byBarry Bogin

Paperback | June 13, 1999

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This new, completely revised and updated 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 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.
Title:Patterns Of Human GrowthFormat:PaperbackDimensions:472 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 1.06 inPublished:June 13, 1999Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521564387

ISBN - 13:9780521564380


Table of Contents

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.

Editorial Reviews

"...perhaps the first genuinely anthropological text on human growth. Written from an evolutionary point of view, the book attempts to place human growth into an ecological and phylogenetic context...a provocative book, bringing an anthropological perspective to a field long practiced by anthropologists." Rebecca Huss-Ashmore, Medical Anthropology Quarterly