Description - Why We Stop Growing by Etienne Geraert

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. AUTHOR: Etienne Geraert is a retired zoology professor at Ghent University (Belgium). He published several books on morphology and taxonomy of plant-parasitic nematodes. SELLING POINTS: . 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) 25 colour, 30 b/w illustrations

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