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Principles of Development

ISBN-10: 0199249393

ISBN-13: 9780199249398

Edition: 2nd 2002 (Revised)

Authors: Lewis Wolpert, Rosa Beddington, Thomas Jessell, Peter Lawrence, Elliot Meyerowitz

List price: $111.95
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Led by Lewis Wolpert, an influential developmental biologist, this distinguished team of authors presents a new and revised edition of the best-selling and popular textbook Principles of Development. Central to their approach is an emphasis on principles and key concepts as well as the idea that understanding how genes control cell behavior is the key to comprehending development. The authors assume that students are familiar with the basics of cell biology and genetics but also provide thorough explanations of all key concepts in the text, such as the control of gene activity. The book focuses on those systems-such as vertebrates and Drosophila-that best illuminate the common principles of development, and also discusses other systems like the nematode and sea urchin. A unique feature of the book is its coverage of plant development, which is usually neglected in other textbooks but has significant relevance to the field of developmental biology. Full of spectacular illustrations and diagrams, Principles of Development, Second Edition, provides the excellent content and quality design of its predecessor, and also incorporates valuable new material.
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Book details

List price: $111.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/27/2001
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 568
Size: 8.00" wide x 10.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 3.278
Language: English

Lewis Wolpert is a distinguished developmental biologist, and is Emeritus Professor in Cell and Developmental Biology at University College, London. He is the author of, among others, The Unnatural Nature of Science and Malignant Sadness, which was described by Anthony Storr as 'the most objective short account of all the various approaches to depression'. His most recent book, You're Looking Very Well: The Surprising Nature of Getting Old, was published in 2011.

History and Basic Concepts
Development of the Drosophila Body Plan
Patterning the Vertebrate Body Plan I: Axes and Germ Layers
Patterning the Vertebrate Body Plan II: The Mesoderm and Early Nervous System
Development of Nematodes, Sea Urchins, Ascidians, and Slime Molds
Plant Development
Morphogenesis: Change in Form in the Early Embryo
Cell Differentiation
Organogenesis
Development of the Nervous System
Germ Cells and Sex
Regeneration
Growth and Post-Embryonic Development
Evolution and Development
Glossary