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1. Developmental Biology, Ninth Edition
2. Ecological Developmental Biology
3. Human Embryology and Developmental
4. Human Embryology and Developmental
5. Developmental Biology: From a
6. Principles of Developmental Biology
7. Essential Developmental Biology:
8. Essential Developmental Biology
9. Developmental Biology + Tyler:
10. BIOS Instant Notes in Developmental
11. Origination of Organismal Form:
12. Early Life Origins of Health and
13. Sex Differences: Developmental
14. Environment, Development, and
15. Discover Biology (Core Topics
16. Dictyostelium: Evolution, Cell
17. Cognitive Biology: Evolutionary
18. Developmental Neurobiology
19. Discover Biology (Core Topics
20. Human Reproductive Biology, Third

1. Developmental Biology, Ninth Edition (Developmental Biology Developmental Biology)
by Scott F. Gilbert
Hardcover: 711 Pages (2010-03-31)
list price: US$124.95 -- used & new: US$92.95
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Asin: 0878933840
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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During the past four years, the field of developmental biology has begun a new metamorphosis. The Ninth Edition of Developmental Biology mirrors this shift with a wholly revised text, over 600 new literature citations, and substantial reorganization of content. The introductory section has been streamlined from six chapters to three one each on developmental anatomy, the mechanisms of gene regulation during differentiation, and cell cell communication during morphogenesis. Another new feature is the addition of short part openers that address key concerns in developmental biology. These provide an introduction to the subsequent chapters, telling the reader what to expect and placing that information into a specific context. Each chapter ends with a guide to Web-based resources relevant to that chapter s content, and the Ninth Edition is the first to include a glossary of key terms. Some of the new material in this edition includes: mesenchymal and induced pluripotent stem cells; the transdifferentiation of pancreatic cells; new data on sea urchin micromere specification; the mechanisms whereby Sry and Wnt signaling determine mammalian sex; the memory of cell fate during amphibian limb regeneration; how bats got their wings and how dachshunds got their short legs. ... Read more

Customer Reviews (26)

3-0 out of 5 stars Good but lil lower quality than I hoped
This is a good book. The pages are all fine doesnt have lot of over writing or underlines. But my friend bought a book which was of lower price than this one and it is newer and a fresh book. I thought the more the price the better is the quality. Wel, But I wont say it is bad since I have a complete book without torn pages.

1-0 out of 5 stars Not the correct book
When I ordered this book it said ninth edition on the description and the ISP number was ninth edition as well.So when I received it in the mail and saw that it was the eighth edition I was pretty unhappy.I would not recommend this seller because who knows what you may receive.

3-0 out of 5 stars satisfactory
I'm a college student and bought this book for my developmental biology class. I thought this was a satisfactory book. I completely agree with the reviewer steven viscido; the book does, in fact, puts an extraordinary emphasis on details, but it does elaborate somewhat on concepts but not to the extent that it covers on details. I don't mind if there is too much detail, but the real issue I have is that sometimes when you are reading the book, you would get "lost" in whatever topic you are reading. As an anology, its like going into a forest that has trees with branches, and focusing too much on the branches would make you unconscious of the tree and if there is too much focus on the tree you would forget that you are in the forest. A similar type of thing in this book.
It does take an extra amount of will power to memorize all the details such as the proteins involved, stages, experiments, processes, etc. in every chapter. Nevertheless, I'm very much satisfied with this book, I learned a lot of wonderful things. I wanted to give this a 3.5 stars but unfortunately amazon won't let me.

5-0 out of 5 stars good quality
good quality, brand new book with VCD
fast delivery,
also cost me much less than buying from some other book stores.

4-0 out of 5 stars very good!
This is an excellent textbook for undergrad or grad students who are beginner or intermediate in the field,
or a neat reference book for grad students and postdocs. ... Read more

2. Ecological Developmental Biology
by Scott F. Gilbert, David Epel
Paperback: 375 Pages (2008-12-01)
list price: US$54.95 -- used & new: US$30.10
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Asin: 0878932992
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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When the molecular processes of epigenetics meet the ecological processes of phenotypic plasticity, the result is a revolutionary new field: ecological developmental biology, or eco-devo. This new science studies development in the real world of predators, pathogens, competitors, symbionts, toxic compounds, temperature changes, and nutritional differences. These environmental agents can result in changes to an individual s phenotype, often implemented when signals from the environment elicit epigenetic changes in gene expression. Ecological developmental biology is a truly integrative biology, detailing the interactions between developing organisms and their environmental contexts. Ecological developmental biology also provides a systems approach to the study of pathology, integrating the studies of diabetes, cancers, obesity, and the aging syndrome into the framework of an ecologically sensitive developmental biology. It looks at examples where the environment provides expected cues for normal development and where the organism develops improperly without such cues. Data from research on teratology, endocrine disruptors, and microbial symbioses, when integrated into a developmental context, may have enormous implications for human health as well as the overall health of Earth s ecosystems. The study of epigenetics changes in gene expression that are not the result of changes in a gene s DNA sequence has recently provided startling insights not only into mechanisms of development, but also into the mechanisms and processes of evolution. The notion that epialleles (changes in chromosome structure that alter gene expression) can be induced by environmental agents and transmitted across generations has altered our notions of evolution, as have new experiments documenting the genetic fixation of environmentally induced changes in development. The widespread use of symbiosis in development provides new targets for natural selection. Ecological developmental biology integrates these new ideas into an extended evolutionary synthesis that retains and enriches the notion of evolution by natural selection. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Instructive introduction to development
Excellent paperback on biological development; the text reads well and the figures are instructive. Commendable

4-0 out of 5 stars Meaty!and well written
We read this book for my evo-devo book group. It's pretty meaty for a group of recreational readers, but we got quite a lot out of it. To give you an idea of where these readers were coming from, we're a mix of professionals, only some of whom are even in the life sciences. We've read books like Sean Carroll's before this one. If you've read Carroll's books and want to take the next step, I do recommend this one. I don't know if it's used as a textbook, but it's certainly beyond most popularizations.

With this perspective, let me say: the whole group really enjoyed this one. We took three sessions to read it, but found the writing clear and the pictures very helpful. The chapter on endocrine disruptors was especially eye-opening.

5-0 out of 5 stars Finally, a book that tells the Whole Story!
Finally we have a truly excellent account of how the environment affects various developmental processes that make plants and animals!
This is a masterpiece in scholarship yet at the same time this book is written in a way that everyone can enjoy.
Gilbert and Epel are world experts in this new field of "Eco-Devo" and they clearly show us how living things, including humans, are intimately affected by changes in the environment. Using beautiful colour images to illustrate their story, they tell us how the same genome can produce different phenotypes (forms) in a wide range of organisms. This book will also be of great interest to readers interested in the history and philosophy of biology as Gilbert and Epel clearly discuss the historical roots of 'eco-devo' along with the philosophical implications of 'eco-devo'. This book is a 'must read' for anyone interested in biology, especially those who are biased in thinking that genetics alone, in the absence of understanding environmental input, explains how living forms arise and evolve. Folks who are interested in conservation biology will want to read this book as the authors discuss many examples of how toxins released into the environment adversely affect fundamental developmental mechanisms leading to the extinction of organisms. What is really wonderful about this book this that we are not burdened with endless technical information and jargon, instead we are given a passionate story about how all things on this planet are inter-connected, reminding me of the ancient Indian "Diamond Net of Indra" metaphor that if you touch (disturb) any part of the net, you actually affect the whole net (the entire planet!). So this book introduces the reader to a new view of science that we might call "Wholistic Biology" in which ecology, development, health science, molecular genetics and evolution are united together as they actually are in the 'real world', instead of being discussed as separate fields of study as they usually are in universities.
What more can I say other than "Ecological Developmental Biology" is most definitely one of the most significant books to be written in the field of science in the last few decades. Please read it! Thank you Scott and David for this Gift to us all!

Wm. Bates
University of British Columbia
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3. Human Embryology and Developmental Biology: With STUDENT CONSULT Online Access
by Bruce M. Carlson MDPhD
Paperback: 560 Pages (2008-11-25)
list price: US$72.95 -- used & new: US$60.00
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Asin: 0323053858
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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This thoroughly revised 4th edition offers both clear descriptions and explanations of human embryonic development based on all the most up-to-date scientific discoveries and understanding. Particular attention is paid to the fundamental aspects of molecular mechanisms in development, introducing you to major families of important developmental molecules. Clinical aspects of development are covered throughout in boxed sections of text. First-rate illustrations and Student Consult access, including online animations, complete this essential package.

  • Integrates contemporary developmental knowledge with classical embryological understanding.
  • Interprets complex molecular developments, to help you learn how exactly the embryo develops.
  • Presents first-rate clinical photos and clear drawings, to help you to memorize and understand normal and abnormal development.
  • Uses clear sections within the chapter and summaries at the end of each to help you navigate this complex subject.
  • Includes review questions at the end of each chapter to help you assess your knowledge.

  • Provides more coverage of molecular development to help you interpret complex information.
  • Helps you to understand the full 3-D development of the embryo and the shapes of the developing forms using detailed animations on Student Consult.
  • Revises the section on the development of the head, particularly useful for dental students.

Your purchase entitles you to access the web site until the next edition is published, or until the current edition is no longer offered for sale by Elsevier, whichever occurs first. If the next edition is published less than one year after your purchase, you will be entitled to online access for one year from your date of purchase. Elsevier reserves the right to offer a suitable replacement product (such as a downloadable or CD-ROM-based electronic version) should access to the web site be discontinued. ... Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars Not bad, but not great either
While the book does have a lot of diagrams that are clear and often helpful, they sometimes must be so at the expense of textual content that is very muddled, overly wordy, and difficult to follow.Topics are often discussed in an indirect, roundabout fashion that makes comprehending what the author is trying to say more of a challenge than learning the embryological processes should be.I find myself constantly becoming frustrated at having to read over passages two or three times just to figure out what exactly is going on - much more so than with any other text I've yet to come across in medical school.

Get Langman's instead, if you have the option.Much clearer and more concise.And funny enough, a lot of the better illustrations in Carlson cite being adapted from images previously published by Langman.

3-0 out of 5 stars so-so
I teach developmental biology and study invertbrate devlopment and evolution.For my course I use Scott Gilbert's excellent text and teach my course as a general introduction.I just became pregnant and purchased this book to exapand my knowledge on human development.

I'm rather disppointed.It's not detailed enough and while the illustrations are nice, there are several diagrams that illustrate paracrine factor targets but are never mentioned in the text or explained. why diagram them then?Even more disturbing is a underlying teological bias that many intelligent designers would salivate over reading.For instance page 209 "a master blue print" is used to describe the interactions of several tissue types to form the limbs.It's disturbing to think that our MD's might be using this text for their human embryology courses- its a very basic pass frought with poor word choices that would satisfy any creationist.

5-0 out of 5 stars The best embryology book
I use the book to my embryology class and I have to say that is the best book of embryology I find. The contents are very up-date, and handle much information of the molecular basis of the development and the genes that are expressed in every step of the human development. The book have a very good redaction and the gene information of the book is the best one. It's a very up-dated book.

4-0 out of 5 stars It is a good basic book in developmental biology.
Carlson's "Human embriology and developmental biology" is a good book for biology and, most of all, medicine students, who want to understand the basical principles of development. It doesn't have a lot of developmental anatomy, but it explains clearly and simply the ultimateadvances in experimental embriology. If you are for the first time studyingdevelopmental biology, you should read it. It also contains at the end ofeach chapter a lot references, which will help you if you want to learnmore about any specific topic. ... Read more

4. Human Embryology and Developmental Biology Updated Edition: With STUDENT CONSULT Online Access (Human Embryology & Developmental Biology (Carlson))
by Bruce M. Carlson MDPhD
Paperback: 527 Pages (2004-12-02)
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The completely revised and updated New Edition delivers comprehensive, clearly written coverage of the development of the human embryo from conception to birth. Using a classical morphological approach to embryology, it offers mechanistic explanations for both normal and abnormal human development, enabling readers to understand development in terms of cellular and molecular controls. And, a wealth of reader-friendly features make this resource exceptionally user friendly.

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5. Developmental Biology: From a Cell to an Organism (Genetics & Evolution)
by Russ Hodge
Hardcover: 204 Pages (2009-10-30)
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Asin: 0816066833
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6. Principles of Developmental Biology
by Sarah Hake, Fred Wilt
Hardcover: 448 Pages (2003-07-17)
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Asin: 0393974308
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Fred Wilt and Sarah Hake's Principles of Developmental Biology is a modern new text for the undergraduate course in developmental biology, informed by the molecular and cell biology revolutions that have changed the field over the last fifteen years. Designed for the one-semester undergraduate course, Principles of Developmental Biology stresses fundamental concepts, a select number of instructive experiments and cases, and contemporary research in its historical context. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars short and to the point!
This is a great textbook for developmental biology students, or for people looking for general information on the subject!The text contains background "boxes" with information on genetics and biochemistry so you dont really need background knowledge in those subjects to understand the content of the book.It is short, so it doesn't go into too much detail but there's enough information to understand the concepts!This text is not like most texts where they are so boring and hard to read that you just give up.It's fairly easy reading and keeps things interesting enough to read the assigned pages. ... Read more

7. Essential Developmental Biology: A Practical Approach (Practical Approach Series)
 Paperback: 372 Pages (1993-09-30)
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Developmental biology is a growing field that is attracting much interest because of exciting findings being made using a combination of classical embryo manipulation with more modern techniques. This book brings together for the first time and in comprehensive, easy-to-follow protocols, practical instructions for all of the main techniques, from traditional embryology to cellular and molecular methods. It includes complete reprints of all the stage tables in common use for the main laboratory species. This work will become an essential addition to laboratory benches of those using any technique as applied to embryos, cells, or tissues. It will also help teachers to design practical classes suitable for undergraduate and graduate courses. ... Read more

8. Essential Developmental Biology
by Jonathan M. W. Slack
Paperback: 448 Pages (2005-10-17)
list price: US$100.00 -- used & new: US$45.98
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Asin: 1405122161
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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Essential Developmental Biology is a comprehensive, richly illustrated introduction to all aspects of developmental biology. Written in a clear and accessible style, the second edition of this popular textbook has been expanded and updated to include:new chapters on evolution and development, gut development, and growth and agingextended treatment of mammalian fertilization, the heart, and stem cellsa glossary, further reading arranged by subject, and boxes featuring classic experiments and key directions for research.In addition, an accompanying website - blackwellpublishing.com/slack - provides instructional materials for both student and lecturer use, including animated developmental processes, and all artwork in downloadable format.With an emphasis throughout on the evidence underpinning the main conclusions, this book is an essential text for both introductory and more advanced courses in developmental biology. ... Read more

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2-0 out of 5 stars Essential? Maybe, but not an introduction to Developmental Biology.
Are you studying and working in the area of developmental biology of animals? Then maybe this book is ok for you. Are you an undergraduate student in a Biology department that just wants to be introduced to the essentials of Developmental Biology? Then this book maybe is not for you!

I've got this book in order to be introduced in what we describe as developmental biology. My previous knowledge was mostly (but not least) on the areas of Cellular Biology, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Genetics, Microbiology, Chemistry, Botany, Human Physiology and other scientific areas that an undergraduate student is being exposed to. There was a subject about Essentials of Developmental Biology in my Biology Department. BUT: This book was so hard to give me an introductive knowledge on the subject.
1.There's not a reasonable flux in what you read. (You start reading the first chapters, don't understand many things and you finally find out something about them in the final chapters.)
2.The pictures are very few. (You read the text, wondering how all these things that are described on the text would look like but there not a pic for lots of them! The only help is your imagination.)
3.TOTAL lack of 3d-pictures. (I think it's impossible to discuss about cells that start from a zygote and finishing into an organism without having 3d-pictures! All the pictures are totally flat.)

In an nutshell. Maybe this book is not intented to be an introduction to Developmental Biology. Maybe it's a good book for somebody that has already knoweledge on this particular subject. But I think that it's not suited for an undergraduate Biology student that wants to be introduced to the subject.

5-0 out of 5 stars BIOLOGICAL EYE!!
Are you studying and working in the area of developmental biology of animals? If you are, this book is for you! Author J. M. W. Slack, has written an outstanding 2nd edition of a book about basic ideas and facts of modern developmental biology of animals.

Slack, begins with an overview of modern biological research and how the mechanisms of development are very simple for animals, including humans. Then, he explains how the structure of organisms changes over time. The author continues by discussing how all of the genes in the genome have functions that are specifically concerned with development. In addition, he also discusses why it was the experimental embryologists who gave most thought to mechanism. The author also considers a further set of techniques that are derived from cell and molecular biology, but that have particular relevance to the study of development. Then, the author focuses on a very small number of animal species which are often described as model organisms. Next, he explores the experimental production of Xenopus. Then, the author focuses on the zebrafish-specific features rather than repeating the description of the common features. Next, he reviews the visible course development of the chick, and how it is superficially very different from the lower vertebrates and is much closer to the mammalian type. The author continues by describing how the developmental biology of the mouse has depended to a much greater extent on genetic manipulation. He also discusses why the first organism whose development was understood in molecular detail was the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster. In addition, he also discusses Caenorhabditis elegans, which is a small, free-living soil nematode and has been used for developmental biology research since the 1960s. Next, he deals with the chief tissue types found in the vertebrate body with special attention to their cellular renewal. Then, the author explores the enormous overall complexity of the vertebrate nervous system. Next, he discusses why the invertebrate mesoderm does not show the same regional subdivision as vertebrate mesoderm. The author continues by describing how the endoderm is the innermost of the three germ layers formed during gastrulation. He also discusses the metamorphosis of Drosophila imaginal discs. In addition, he explores the overall growth, aging and the development of cancer in cells. Next, the author discusses the ability to regrow missing body parts. Finally, the author discusses the interface between developmental biology and evolutionary biology.

Special attention has been given to keeping this most excellent book compact and concise. New findings in the evolving fields of stem cells, regeneration, and aging should make this book attractive to a wide range of readership.
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9. Developmental Biology + Tyler: Differential Expressions: Key Experiments in Developmental Biology
by Scott F. Gilbert, Mary S. Tyler, Ronald N. Kozlowski
Hardcover: 838 Pages (2003-03)
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Asin: 0878932615
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10. BIOS Instant Notes in Developmental Biology
by Dr Richard Twyman
Paperback: 464 Pages (2000-06-30)
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Asin: 1859961533
Average Customer Review: 2.0 out of 5 stars
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Coverage of the field in Instant Notes in Developmental Biology is current and focuses largely on the principles of embryonic development. It is designed to provide a clear summary of the principles of developmental biology in a compact and easily manageable structure. ... Read more

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2-0 out of 5 stars Devo Bio
Not recommended for quick review right before exams. This book reinforces and/or clarifies any material you may covered during lecture. ... Read more

11. Origination of Organismal Form: Beyond the Gene in Developmental and Evolutionary Biology (Vienna Series in Theoretical Biology)
by Gerd Müller, Stuart Newman
Hardcover: 368 Pages (2003-01-03)
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Asin: 0262134195
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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The field of evolutionary biology arose from the desire to understand the origin and diversity of biological forms. In recent years, however, evolutionary genetics, with its focus on the modification and inheritance of presumed genetic programs, has all but overwhelmed other aspects of evolutionary biology. This has led to the neglect of the study of the generative origins of biological form.Drawing on work from developmental biology, paleontology, developmental and population genetics, cancer research, physics, and theoretical biology, this book explores the multiple factors responsible for the origination of biological form. It examines the essential problems of morphological evolution--why, for example, the basic body plans of nearly all metazoans arose within a relatively short time span, why similar morphological design motifs appear in phylogenetically independent lineages, and how new structural elements are added to the body plan of a given phylogenetic lineage. It also examines discordances between genetic and phenotypic change, the physical determinants of morphogenesis, and the role of epigenetic processes in evolution. The book discusses these and other topics within the framework of evolutionary developmental biology, a new research agenda that concerns the interaction of development and evolution in the generation of biological form. By placing epigenetic processes, rather than gene sequence and gene expression changes, at the center of morphological origination, this book points the way to a more comprehensive theory of evolution. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Documents the major problems with neo-Darwinism
Origination of Organismal Form: Beyond The Gene In Developmental And Evolutionary Biology is a collection of excellent essays by scientists who assume Darwinian evolution, but whose work reveals various major evidential and conceptual problems with the theory. They are part of a growing number of scientists who find major problems with Darwinism but are not any type of creationist. The problems with Darwinism are usually buried deep in technical publications but they are there if one looks. Anyone with the training and inclination to read this book could benefit greatly from it.I strongly recommend it to anyone interested in evolutionary biology. We can no longer ignore these problems. They are too great and must be dealt with. This book is an excellent introduction to these problems. A must read book!!!

5-0 out of 5 stars In Search of a Theory of Evolution
The public Darwin debate doesn't really match the progress of biological research. And experts in the field seem reticent to point to the limits of the standard theories. Here we are told plainly,Darwinism has no theory of the generative. And the breakthroughs in developmental genetics fail to explicate the sources of organismic form. The text acknowledges that concern with the gene has overshadowed all other aspects of the discussion.
This highly interesting, not too technical, work explores the work being done on evolutionary innovation. A theory of evolution should explicate both innovation and diversification.But natural selection can only explain how what already exists is maintained or transformed in the process of ecological survival. The standard explanations of variation and natural selection do not really explain this '
source of form' aspect of evolution, and we are presented with ambiguous statements about an evolutionary toolkit, in the developmental version, whose origins could not spring from the processes described in the Neo-Darwinian Synthesis. It seems an advance that a technical work by experts in the field would point this out. This is a very useful glimpse of the real work needed in biology, and should prove a useful refuge from the confusing public discourse on evolution that is generally less than helpful. ... Read more

12. Early Life Origins of Health and Disease (Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology)
Paperback: 244 Pages (2010-11-02)
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Asin: 1441939504
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Early Life Origins of Health and Disease is a new book which presents and discusses the many factors that may have impact on normal development. In a concise and readable manner, the authors consider both the proven and suggestive evidence that the high prevalence of hypertension, diabetes, obesity and, in some populations, kidney disease, may not be all due to genetics or adult environment alone. There is good evidence that stress and more subtle dietary deficiencies, as well as placental malfunction, may increase the risk that the offspring will develop these problems in later life. Finally, new and emerging evidence for other areas of human health and disease such a motor control and mental health is critically reviewed for the first time. The book is a ‘must’ for all scientists interested in researching these areas, as there is a critical evaluation of the methodology used and suggestions for the ‘optimal’ way in which to investigate these phenomena.

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13. Sex Differences: Developmental and Evolutionary Strategies
by Linda Mealey
Hardcover: 480 Pages (2000-04-17)
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Asin: 0124874606
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Sex Differences serves as an advanced text for courses in evolutionary and human biology, psychology, and sexuality and gender studies. It also serves as a reference source for academic professionals in these disciplines. The book covers the evolution of sex and sex differences, and sex differences and sexual strategies in non-human and human animals. The final chapter addresses issues of sex and gender in interpersonal relationships, organizations and politics. Diagrams, graphs, charts, and tables illustrate key concepts; cartoons and photos provide visual breaks and an element of humor.

Key Features
* Examines sexual differences from a multi-level comparative approach
* Contains a thorough coverage of literature through 1998 and into 1999
* Illustrates pages with a generous use of cartoons, photos, figures, and diagrams
* Invites bonus learning with special interest boxes interspersed throughout text
* Presents a critical analysis
* Includes a combination of feminist and evolutionary thinking ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars good quality and quick delivery
good book very informative. found it when researching human evolved sexuality for a research paper in an anthropology class, but bought it for me.

5-0 out of 5 stars Clear and Informative
This is an excellent, clearly written, well-organized scholarly review of sex differences. The author takes a broad look at the topic, which makes the book useful for a broad range of readers: biologists, psychologists, medical practitioners, ecologists, clinicians,counselors, and the well-informed general reader. The clear writing style and careful review of the literature make this a very accessible and informative book. ... Read more

14. Environment, Development, and Evolution: Toward a Synthesis (Vienna Series in Theoretical Biology)
Hardcover: 328 Pages (2003-11-01)
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Evolutionary developmental biology, also known as evo-devo or EDB, seeks to find links between development and evolution by opening the "black box" of development's role in evolution and in the evolution of developmental mechanisms. In particular, this volume emphasizes the roles of the environment and of hormonal signaling in evo-devo. It brings together a group of leading researchers to analyze the dynamic interaction of environmental factors with developmental and physiological processes and to examine how environmental signals are translated into phenotypic change, from the molecular and cellular level to organisms and groups of organisms. Taken together, these chapters demonstrate the crucial roles of those processes of genetic, developmental, physiological, and hormonal change that underpin evolutionary change in development, morphology, physiology, behavior, and life-history.Part I investigates links between environmental signals and developmental processes that could be preserved over evolutionary time. Several contributors evaluate the work of the late Ryuichi Matsuda, especially his emphasis on the role of the external environment in genetic change and variability ("pan-environmentalism"). Other contributors in part I analyze different aspects of environmental-genetic-evolutionary linkages, including the importance of alternate ontogenies in evolution and the paradox of stability over long periods of evolutionary time. Part II examines the plasticity that characterizes much of development, with contributors discussing such topics as gene regulatory networks and heterochronicity. Part III analyzes the role of hormones and metamorphosis in the evolution of such organisms with alternate life-history stages as lampreys, amphibians, and insects. ... Read more

15. Discover Biology (Core Topics Fourth Edition)
by Michael L. Cain, Carol Kaesuk Yoon, Anu Singh-Cundy
Paperback: 517 Pages (2009-03-16)
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Discover Biology helps students become biologically literate students—to progress from science to scientific literacy.Written from the ground up for nonmajors,Discover Biology is the onlyintroductory biology textbook to presentconsistently applied features in each chapterthat not only demonstrate biology’s everydayrelevance, but teach students how to move fromsimply understanding core biological concepts to actively applying those concepts to our rapidlychanging world. Discover Biology helpsstudents become biologically literatestudents—to progress from science to scientificliteracy.

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16. Dictyostelium: Evolution, Cell Biology, and the Development of Multicellularity (Developmental and Cell Biology Series)
by Richard H. Kessin
Paperback: 318 Pages (2010-08-05)
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The Dictyostelia are soil amoebae capable of extraordinary feats of survival, motility, chemotaxis, and development. Known as the "social amoebae," these organisms have been the subjects of serious study since the 1930s. Research in this area has been instrumental in shaping general views of differentiation, morphogenesis, and communication. Beginning with the history of Dictyostelids, this book considers the problems of the evolution of this multicellular organism. Characterized by its ability to transform from a single-celled organism into an elaborate assemblage of thousands of synchronously-moving cells, each stage of its development is treated in a separate chapter. The special properties of the Dictyostelid genome are rigorously analyzed, and the methods available to manipulate genes are presented in detail. Research techniques that enable many cell biology problems to be approached in studying the organism are also presented. Throughout, the emphasis is on combining classical experiments with modern molecular findings. ... Read more

17. Cognitive Biology: Evolutionary and Developmental Perspectives on Mind, Brain, and Behavior (Vienna Series in Theoretical Biology)
Hardcover: 384 Pages (2009-07-31)
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In the past few decades, sources of inspiration in the multidisciplinary field of cognitive science have widened. In addition to ongoing vital work in cognitive and affective neuroscience, important new work is being conducted at the intersection of psychology and the biological sciences in general. This volume offers an overview of the cross-disciplinary integration of evolutionary and developmental approaches to cognition in light of these exciting new contributions from the life sciences.

This research has explored many cognitive abilities in a wide range of organisms and developmental stages, and results have revealed the nature and origin of many instances of the cognitive life of organisms. Each section of Cognitive Biology deals with a key domain of cognition: spatial cognition; the relationships among attention, perception, and learning; representations of numbers and economic values; and social cognition. Contributors discuss each topic from the perspectives of psychology and neuroscience, brain theory and modeling, evolutionary theory, ecology, genetics, and developmental science.

Contributors: Chris M. Bird, Elizabeth M. Brannon, Neil Burgess, Jessica F. Cantlon, Stanislas Dehaene, Christian F. Doeller, Reuven Dukas, Rochel Gelman, Alexander Gerganov, Paul W. Glimcher, Robert L. Goldstone, Edward M. Hubbard, Lucia F. Jacobs, Mark H. Johnson, Annette Karmiloff-Smith, David Landy, Lynn Nadel, Nora S. Newcombe, Daniel Osorio, Mary A. Peterson, Manuela Piazza, Philippe Pinel, Michael L. Platt, Kristin R. Ratliff, Michael E. Roberts, Wendy S. Shallcross, Stephen V. Shepherd, Sylvain Sirois, Luca Tommasi, Alessandro Treves, Alexandra Twyman, Giorgio Vallortigara

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18. Developmental Neurobiology
Hardcover: 800 Pages (2009-11-18)
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Developmental Neuroscience is one of the six core disciplines in Neuroscience, and yet no single volume, non-textbook reference exists on the market that provides researchers with more in-depth, high-level information on developmental neurobiology.  Currently, anyone interested in the field at a higher level must sift through review articles published frequently and the more specific handbooks that focus on aspects of development rather than the field as a whole.

This reference is the first of its kind to fill this need. It pulls together the relevant articles on the topic from the 10-volume Encyclopedia of Neuroscience (Academic Press, 2008) and serves as an affordable and immediate resource for scientists, postdocs, graduate students with an interest beyond the basic textbook materials on the subject.

  • Impact - The first and only comprehensive affordable single volume reference for Developmental Neuroscience, one of the core disciplines in both, Neuroscience and Developmental Biology

  • Scope - chapters cover topics ranging from cell fate determination, pathfinding, synapse generation, neural stem cells, to neurodegeneration and regeneration, carefully selected from the Encyclopedia of Neuroscience by one of the great developmental neuroscientists, Greg Lemke, The Salk Institute for Biological Studies, San Diego.

  • Expertise - The best researchers in the field provide their conclusions in the context of the latest experimental results.

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19. Discover Biology (Core Topics Third Edition)
by Michael L. Cain, Hans Damman, Robert Lue, Carol Kaesuk Yoon
Paperback: 656 Pages (2007-02-15)
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Ideal for nonmajors, Discover Biology is renowned for its inviting presentation and accessible coverage of biology fundamentals. This introduction develops scientific literacy with clear, lively prose, compelling real-world applications, and unique features that help students understand the relevance of biology in their lives. The Third Edition has been carefully revised for clarity and ease of use, with helpful new pedagogy, an expansion of the text’s vibrant art program, and a new chapter organization. The Third Edition also features unique, fully integrated multimedia resources for students and instructors.

This flexible text is available in formats to suit every classroom. The Full Edition includes seven units, while the Core Topics Edition omits the chapters on animal and plant physiology. Custom print versions of the Core Topics Edition are available for instructors who wish to teach selected chapters from the animal and plant physiology units. In addition, a customizable eBook allows students to order either the full text or individual chapters.
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20. Human Reproductive Biology, Third Edition
by Richard E. Jones
Hardcover: 624 Pages (2006-03-31)
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This acclaimed text has been fully revised and updated, now incorporating issues including aging of the reproductive system, and updates on the chapters on conception and Gamete Transport and Fertilization, and Pregnancy.

Human Reproductive Biology, 3rd edition emphasizes the biological and biomedical aspects of human reproduction, explains advances in reproductive science and discusses the choices and concerns of today. Generously illustrated in full color, the text provides current information about human reproductive anatomy and physiology.

The ideal book for courses on human reproductive biology - includes chapter introductions, sidebars on related topics of interest, chapter summaries and suggestions for further reading.

* All material competely updated with the latest research results, methods, and topics now organized to facilitate logical presentation of topics

* New chapters on Reproductive Senescence, Conception: Gamete Transport, Fertilization, Pregnancy: Maternal Aspects and Pregnancy: Fetal Development

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5-0 out of 5 stars A must for learning about sexual developement and reproduction~
I used the previous version of this book in a reproductive endocrinology class several years ago and learned so much (it's a shame how much we don't know about our own bodies)!!!Unfortunately some of the info became outdated (to be expected with cutting-edge science) so I wanted a latest and greatest version.I couldn't be happier with the revisions and updated info!!!

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I purchase this book and it arrived within 3 days, much sooner than I expected.It is in perfect condition, and I have no complaints.I am very satisfied with the purchase!

2-0 out of 5 stars Great Idea, Poorly Written
I was looking forward to reading this book, and very disappointed. This is the top book for reproductive physiology, and it's the best of what's out there. But what amazed me was that it can be the top seller and still be so poorly written.

What exactly is it about the writing that is weak? The authors provide explanations for some terms/concepts that are incredibly basic (like what is a hormone). But when they get into to meat of the subject, they neglect to provide the "big picture" and instead start laying out the plumbing of girls and boys. My previous courswork in human physiology was the only thing that helped me figure out what they were trying to say.

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