This broad treatise, published in three volumes, provides a systematic overview of the biological aspects and problems of human growth and development from conception to full maturity. Volume II, Part B concerns the development of neuroendocrine control and endocrine glands, sexual and reproductive maturation. It covers developmental nutrition and metabolism, and factors affecting growth. It presents problems relating to intrinsic and extrinsic factors affecting growth. It presents problems relating to intrinsic and extrinsic factors influencing growth at different stages. Included are aspects of lactation, nutrition and metabolism during growth and development. Emphasis of value to biological and biomedical specialists, and researchers interested in human and animal growth and development.