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Contents Introduction: "Squirt" I: Little People 1. "Chunky" [Gestation and Birthweight] 2. "Longitude" and "Pondus Absolutum" [A History of the Growth Chart] 3. A Brief Interruption for a Bicycle Accident [The Growth of Bones and the Creation of Height] II: "My, How You've Grown .§.§." 4. The Invention of Childhood [Growth from Ages Two to Ten] 5. The Bully Inside Me [The Consequences of Being a Bully] 6. Runts, Sneaks, and Dominators [Size, Aggression, and Animal Behavior] III: The Spurt 7. "To Grow Hairy .§.§." [The Biology of Puberty and the Growth Spurt] 8. Belittled [The Consequences of Being Bullied] 9. The Prussian Curse [Heightism, or the Birth of the "Altocracy"] IV: Timing 10. A Matter of Timing [Early and Late Pubertal Maturation] 11. "Man in His Perfection" [Adolescent Boys and Male Body Image] 12. "The Emperor's New Medicine Cabinet [The Paradoxes of Human Growth Hormone and Height Augmentation] V: Stature as Metaphor 13. "College" and Beyond [The End of Physical Growth] 14. The Tallest People on Earth [Height as a Socioeconomic Measure] 15. Final Height ["Heightism" Deconstructed] Epilogue: "If They Get a Good Nipple .§.§." Notes Index
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Stature, Short -- Psychological aspects.
Stature, Short -- Social aspects.