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Human Adult Odontometrics The Study of Variation in Adult Tooth Size

By: Julius A Kieser(Author), Phillip V Tobias(Foreword By)
194 pages, b/w illustrations, tables
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  • Human Adult Odontometrics ISBN: 9780521064590 Paperback Jun 2008 Not in stock: Usually dispatched within 6 days
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About this book

An appreciation of the genetic and environmental determinants of tooth size is fundamental to an understanding of the metric variation of teeth in humans. Thus, besides imparting a sound knowledge of the theories of dental inheritance, development and evolution, Human Adult Odontometrics has an important role in demonstrating the diverse practical applications of odontometrics.

A particular feature of Human Adult Odontometrics is the inclusion of numerous tables which bring together a vast body of information on tooth size in different population groups. Students of oral biology, orthodontics, physical anthropology, human biology, forensic science and archaeology will find Human Adult Odontometrics of great value as a text and reference source. As Professor Phillip Tobias writes in the foreword, 'The breadth of Dr Kieser's reading, and his mastery of a staggering array of anthropological, evolutionary, embryological, orthodontic and statistical concepts shine through every page of Human Adult Odontometrics'.

Paperback re-issue; orinially published in 1990.


Foreword Phillip Tobias

1. Measurement of tooth size
2. Comparative odontometry
3. Odontometric trends
4. Sexual dimorphism in tooth size
5. Odontometric variability
6. Compensatory tooth size interactions
7. Fluctuating odontometric asymmetry
8. Allometric relations of tooth size
9. Odontometric appendix


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By: Julius A Kieser(Author), Phillip V Tobias(Foreword By)
194 pages, b/w illustrations, tables
Media reviews

"[...] a well written, usefully illustrated text, with a very good bibliography. Of particular value is the excellent table of comparative human dental diameters. The principal conceptual issues in the field are equitably and thoroughly enough presented. The experienced academician of this topic will find the book a must, and it will probably become a well-used and long-remembered reference source for present and future students of this continually necessary work. It is recommended without hesitation or reservation to those interested in the precise study of tooth size."
– Annals of Dentistry

" [...] a useful first step toward a definitive text on odontometrics."
– Paul W. Sciulli, American Journal of Human Biology

" [...] a fine study in the measurement and variations of human teeth."
– American Association of Forensic Dentists

" [...] the best review available."
– L.M. Van Valen, Evolutionary Theory and Review

" [...] so well written that readers will take pleasure in extracting the information from its pages. Kieser covers every aspect of human dentition relating to the use of such data in characterizing and comparing populations. The volume is elegantly arranged, extremely well illustrated, and carefully indexed [...] should be in every good research library, as well as in the hands of physical anthropologists involved in the study and interpretation of excavated skeletal collections of human skeletons."
– Marshall Joseph Becker, American Journal of Archaelogy

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