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Oxford University Press
03 April 2019
All the key principles of developmental biology that students need to know, underpinned by experimental evidence, and an exploration of the molecular basis of the subject. How does a single cell develop into myriad different specialised cell types, control the organization of these different cells into tissues and organs, and ultimately form an unimaginably complex living organism such as a human? Furthermore, how is it possible for some adult animals, but not others, to regenerate fully functioning limbs?

Principles of Development opens up the fascinating field of developmental biology to those wanting to understand the answers to questions such as these. Cutting edge science is explained clearly and succinctly and is richly illustrated with a variety of custom drawn figures, animations, and links to online movies that show development happening in real time. The emphasis throughout the text is always on the key principles of development-the underlying processes shared by diverse groups of organisms. This focus on principles provides a framework on which a richer understanding of specific topics can be built. Moreover, extensive pedagogical support is provided, both in the book and online, making this text the complete package for those studying developmental biology.

NEW TO THIS EDITIONSignificantly enhanced organisation sees the text sorted via processes, reinforcing key concepts.

Restructured sections on the Drosophila body plan ensure major concepts and principles are explained with the right amount and level of supporting experimental evidence, rather than overwhelming the reader.

Extended coverage of new experiments on morphogenesis and differentiation, as well as new techniques such as CRISPR.

Greatly expanded plant examples include references on evolution and development and sections on vernalization.
By:   Lewis Wolpert (Emeritus Professor of Biology University College London), Cheryll Tickle (Professor Emeritus, University of Bath), Alfonso Martinez Arias (Professor of Developmental Mechanics, University of Cambridge)
Imprint:   Oxford University Press
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   6th Revised edition
Dimensions:   Height: 270mm,  Width: 208mm,  Spine: 31mm
Weight:   1.758kg
ISBN:   9780198800569
ISBN 10:   0198800568
Pages:   768
Publication Date:   03 April 2019
Audience:   College/higher education ,  A / AS level
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Lewis Wolpert is Emeritus Professor of Biology as Applied to Medicine, in the Department of Anatomy and Developmental Biology, University College London, London, UK. He is the author of The Triumph of the Embryo, A Passion for Science, The Unnatural Nature of Science, and Six Impossible Things Before Breakfast Cheryll Tickle is Emeritus Professor in the Department of Biology and Biochemistry, University of Bath, Bath, UK Alfonso Martinez Arias is Professor of Developmental Mechanics at the University of Cambridge, UK

Reviews for Principles of Development

This book provides a detailed description of all essential aspects of developmental biology, in addition to some information about evolution in relation to developmental biology. * Dr Hegias Mira Bontenbal and Dr Willy M Baarends, University Medical Centre Rotterdam * Well written, excellent diagrams, nice online resources (especially the signalling pathway animations). * Dr Thomas Butts, University of Liverpool * A really good introduction to developmental biology, covering all the core topics students need to know. The writing and figures are very clear, and there are very useful online resources for both the student and the lecturer. * Dr Joanna Richardson, University of Sussex * The organisation and clarity of the writing and figures together really help to convey the principles of Developmental Biology to the enquiring student. This is supplemented by the provision of questions and some online material to cement and broaden understanding. * Dr Michael Taylor, Cardiff University * An extremely well written book that explains the major developmental concepts and processes in a clear and concise manner, approachable to students. I find the provision of in silico practical activities and on-line journal club supported by lecturer notes extremely helpful for my teaching. Together with on-line MCQs, I use these to test the students' knowledge and help them develop deep understanding and enthusiasm for the subject. * Dr Aida Rajic, University of Suffolk *


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