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Anthropometry: The Individual and the Population

  • Wide range of uses in medicine, anthropology, sports medicine and ergonomics
  • Renowned contributors
  • First book to discuss anthropometric measurements and uses in detail

Series: Cambridge Studies in Biological and Evolutionary Anthropology Volume: 14

By: Stanley J Ulijaszek(Editor), CG Nicholas Mascie-Taylor(Editor)

227 pages, 42 b/w illustrations, 44 tables

Cambridge University Press

Paperback | Sep 2005 | #156135 | ISBN: 0521019974
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Hardback | Feb 1994 | #156134 | ISBN: 0521417988
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About this book

Anthropometry is the measurement of human morphology, and is used in a wide range of applied and research contexts. In Anthropometry: The Individual and the Population, distinguished contributors including anthropologists, human biologists, physiologists, nutritionists and clinical scientists describe many of the ways in which anthropometry is used, and discuss problems associated with different methods of assessment. Topics include the measurement of growth asymmetry and variability in adult body size, measurement error and statistical issues in anthropometry and the construction and use of growth charts in growth monitoring. The use of anthropometry in assessments of body composition, physical performance and fitness is also discussed. Anthropometry: The Individual and the Population will be of interest to graduates and researchers in human biology, anthropology and nutrition. It will also be useful to workers in sports medicine, ergonomics, orthopaedics and paediatrics.

A fine collection of papers on growth, human biology, measurement errors, statistics and physiology. Journal of the American Association of Forensic Dentists



1. The place of anthropology in human biology G. W. Lasker
2. Asymmetry and growth P. H. Dangerfield
3. Intra- and inter-observer error in anthropometric measurement S. J. Ulijaszek and J. A. Lourie
4. Statistical issues in anthropometry C. G. N. Mascie-Taylor
5. Statistical constructs of human growth: new growth charts for old T. J. Cole
6. Growth monitoring and growth cyclicities in developed countries S. J. Ulijaszek
7. Growth monitoring, screening and surveillance in developing countries A. Tomkins
8. Variability in adult body size: uses in defining the limits of human survival C. J. K. Henry
9. Anthropometry and body composition P. S. W. Davies
10. Anthropometry and physical performance N. G. Norgan
11. Anthropometry and physical fitness R. M. Malina
12. Anthropometry in the U.S. Armed Forces C. C. Gordon and K. E. Friedl


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