"Developmental Biology", seventh edition and on contemporary developmental biology is written primarily for second and final year undergraduate students of biology but will also be useful for introducing graduate students and medical students to developmental biology. In addition to exploring and synthesizing the organismal, cellular and molecular aspects of animal development, the seventh edition expands its coverage of the medical, environmental, and evolutionary aspects of developmental biology. A Vade Mecum CD-ROM (ISBN 0 87893 259 X) is included with every copy of the book. This updated version now also includes Mary Tyler's new laboratory manual, "Developmental Biology: A Guide for Experimental Study", third edition, and now in electronic (PDF) format. The website at www.devbio.com is completely updated and cross-referenced throughout the textbook. Lecturer supplements include: "Instructor's Resource CD" (ISBN 0 87893 259 3) which contains all the figures from the textbook, and 200 overhead transparencies (ISBN 0 87893 260 7).
Table of Contents
PRINCIPLES OF DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY - Developmental Biology: The Anatomical Tradition - Life Cycles and the Evolution of Developmental Patterns - Principles of Experimental Embryology - The Genetic Core of Development - The Paradigm of Differential Gene Expression - Cell-Cell Communication in Development - EARLY EMBRYONIC DEVELOPMENT - Fertilization: Beginning a New Organism - Early Development in Selected Invertebrates - The Genetics of Axis Specification in Drosphilia - Early Development and Axis Formation in Amphibians - The Early Development of Vertebrates: Fish, Birds and Mammals - LATER EMBRYONIC DEVELOPMENT - The Emergence of the Ectoderm: The Central Nervous System and the Epidermis - Neural Crest Cells and Axonal Specificity - Paraxial and Intermediate Mesoderm - Lateral plate Mesoderm and Endoderm - Development of the Tetrapod Limb - Sex determination - Metamorphosis, Regeneration, and Aging - The Saga of the Germ Line - RAMIFICATIONS OF DEVELOPMENT BIOLOGY - An Overview of Plant Development; S.R.Singer - Medical Implications of Developmental Development - Environmental Regulation of Animal Development - Developmental Mechanisms of Evolutionary Change
SCOTT F.GILBERT is Howard A.Schneiderman Professor of Biology at Swarthmore College and teaches developmental biology, developmental genetics and the history of biology