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Why We Stop Growing

Why We Stop Growing

By (author) Etienne Geraert

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  • Statistical theory about growth and aging
  • Mathematical formula that applies to all animals
  • Rediscovery of the works of Adolphe Quetelet, the inventor of the body-mass index (BMI)
Full Description
The study of differential growth in various animals, including humans, suggests that a similar growth pattern occurs throughout the bilateral animals. This growth pattern is based on the assumption that a quadratic equation describes the relationship between two body measurements, yielding a quadratic parabola in a graphic representation. The study of differential growth by using a quadratic parabola gives the answers to the questions 'Why do we stop growing?' and 'Why are women shorter than men?'. The conclusions for various animals are amply illustrated by graphic representations.
About the Author
Etienne Geraert is a retired zoology professor at Ghent University (Belgium). He published several books on morphology and taxonomy of plant-parasitic nematodes.
Specifications
Publisher
Lannoo Publishers
ISBN
9789401462143
Published
18th Oct 2019
Binding
Hardback
Size
210 mm x 130 mm
Pages
96 Pages
Illustrations
25 color, 30 b&w
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