Human Body Measurements: Concepts And Applications

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PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd., 2009 - Science - 264 pages

A perfect body is desired by every human being. Be it in terms of height, weight or mass—the increased awakening to stay fit and to be in shape has led to an urge to be familiar with the human anatomy and its measurements.

A compendium of numerous conceptual issues on human body physique, body composition and nutritional status, this book comprehensively discusses various protocols for measuring human body parts. The emphasis is laid on the recommendations made by International Biological Programme (IBP) on Human Adaptability.

In addition, the book effectively reveals subtle differences between those individuals who otherwise look similar through various somatotyping techniques (like Heath and Carter). The book also explains how body measurements determine the growth and development of a child; and factors like chronic illnesses, and obesity in an adult.

Key Features :

Solved examples to provide an analytical insight on the subject

Figures and tables to present a lucid picture of all the concepts

Review questions to test students’ aptitude on the subject

Designed primarily for the postgraduate students of Human Biology, Human Genetics, Anthropology, Physical Education and Sports Sciences, this book is equally beneficial for the physical instructors.


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About the author (2009)

S. P. SINGH (PhD) is Professor, Department of Human Biology, Punjabi University, Patiala. Having an academic experience of around three decades, Dr. Singh has attained an expertise in anthropometric measurements and in determining human health, obesity and child growth. Dr. Singh has presented/published 110 research papers in national and international conferences and journals. He has authored 6 books.

PROMILA MEHTA (PhD) is Professor and Head, Department of Human Biology, Punjabi University, Patiala. She has authored 2 books and has presented/published 65 research papers in the field. Dr. Promila Mehta’s areas of interests are human genetics and anthropometry.


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