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Author Komlos, John, 1944-

Title The biological standard of living in Europe and America, 1700-1900 : studies in anthropometric history / John Komlos.

Published Aldershot, Great Britain : Brookfield, VT : Variorum, [1996]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  016.78222 KOML    AVAILABLE
Physical description pages cm.
Series Collected studies series ; CS508.
Collected studies ; CS508.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page) and index.
Contents I. Anthropometric history: what is it? -- II. On the significance of anthropometric history -- III. Estimating trends in historical heights / John Komlos and Joo Han Kim -- IV. The nutritional status of French students -- V. A Malthusian episode revisited: the height of British and Irish servants in colonial America -- VI. The secular trend in the biological standard of living in the United Kingdom, 1730-1860 -- VII. Further thoughts on the nutritional status of the British population -- VIII. The growth of boys in the Stuttgart Carlschuhe, 1771-93 / James Tanner and John Komlos -- IX. The standard of living of Jews in Austria-Hungary: the anthropometric evidence, 1860-1920 -- X. The age at menarche in Vienna: the relationship between nutrition and fertility -- XI. Patterns of children's growth in East-Central Europe in the eighteenth century -- XII. Stature and nutrition in the Habsburg monarchy: the standard of living and economic development in the eighteenth century.
XIII. The height and weight of West Point cadets: dietary change in antebellum America -- XIV. Nutrition and economic development in postreconstruction South Carolina / Peter Coclanis and John Komlos -- XV. Toward an anthropometric history of African-Americans: the case of the free blacks in antebellum Maryland -- XVI. The height of runaway slaves in colonial America, 1720-1770.
Subject Anthropometry -- Cross-cultural studies.
Human growth -- Economic aspects -- Cross-cultural studies.
Human growth -- Environmental aspects -- Cross-cultural studies.
Quality of life -- Cross-cultural studies.
ISBN 0860784576 (cloth : alk. paper)