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Handbook of Anthropometry

Physical Measures of Human Form in Health and Disease

Preedy, Victor R. (Ed.)

2012, L, 3107 p. In 4 volumes, not available separately.

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  • Everything you need to know about normal and abnormal anthropometry in health and disease
  • Authors are national and international experts from leading institutions
  • Experienced editor from one of the foremost health divisions and hospitals in the UK
  • Each chapter includes applications to other areas of health and disease; practical methods and techniques, summary points, and/or key features

Although its underlying concept is a relatively simple one—the measurement of the human body and its parts—anthropometry employs a myriad of methods and instruments, and is useful for a variety of purposes, from understanding the impact of disease on individuals to tracking changes in populations over time. The first interdisciplinary reference on the subject, the Handbook of Anthropometry brings this wide-ranging field together: basic theory and highly specialized topics in normal and abnormal anthropometry in terms of health, disease prevention, and intervention. Over 140 self-contained chapters cover up-to-date indices, the latest studies on computerized methods, shape-capturing systems, and bioelectrical impedance, data concerning single tissues and whole-body variables, and reports from different areas of the world. Chapters feature helpful charts and illustrations, cross-references to related chapters are included, and key points are presented in bullet form for ease of comprehension. Together, the Handbook’s thirteen sections entail all major aspects of anthropometrical practice and research, including:


·         Tools and techniques.

·         Developmental stages, from fetus to elder.

·         Genetic diseases, metabolic diseases, and cancer.

·         Exercise and nutrition.

·         Ethnic, cultural, and geographic populations.

·         Special conditions and circumstances.


The Handbook of Anthropometry is an invaluable addition to the reference libraries of a broad spectrum of health professionals, among them health scientists, physicians, physiologists, nutritionists, dieticians, nurses, public health researchers, epidemiologists, exercise physiologists, and physical therapists. It is also useful to college-level students and faculty in the health disciplines, as well as to policymakers and ergonomists.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Anthropometry - Body composition analysis - Body image - Bone mass - Computerized anthropometry - Human form - Measurement of human form - Methods in anthropometry - Shape-capturing systems - Skeletal measurements - Techniques of anthropometry - WHO growth standards - body shape - body size - bone mineral density - ergonomics - measuring growth - organ size

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