Acknowledgements; Preface; Foreword; 1. History; 2. Review of somatotypes methods; 3. Human variation in adult somatotypes; 4. Growth and aging; 5. Genetics; 6. Sport and physical performance; 7. Health, behavioural variables and occupational choice; 8. Overview and new directions; Appendices; Glossary; Index.
"...the volume is a valuable discussion of the somatotype concept and an excellent compilation of available somatotype data. It should be among the reference books of human biologists and sport scientists." Robert M. Malina, American Journal of Human Biology "For those interested in somatotyping and already familiar with the field, this book should prove a valuable resource." Robert Walker, American Anthropologist "...well written and exceptionally illustrated with photographic material, as well as figures and detailed tables with a lot of data...Ownership of this volume is a must for all libraries and for everyone who is engaged in constitutional research, in general, and somatotyping, in detail." Albrecht L. Claessens, Quarterly Review of Biology