Unformatted text preview: _tfoqg$-The long limbs of the African enable him to lose more heat per unit volume than the European, and the thick-set body and short limbs of the northern Asiatic are similarly adaptive in Arctic regions. Contrary to popular opinion, climate has, at most, a very minor effect on age of menarche. People living in tropical countries frequently have a late menarche because their nutritional status is low. Studies done on West European children indicate that season of the year may exert a considerable influence on velocity of growth. children faster in height in ine and summer than in autumn and winter. ffffifAain:*iffifm--mg; 'aulumn tEglgjPnn-s: r*bffic*s,#,.t9fii$+,, si,i Populations differ in their average adult size and their tempo of growth as well as their shape. Consider three population soups - European, African, and Asiatic ' t------\.-*-__-a (:i.,i' Height - Asiatic bovs and eirls are;ho4*e,1...
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- browing, West European children, gnnlral tgmperature