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Eyes to See: The Astonishing Variety of Vision in Nature


Michael Land

November 2018

The spectacular capacity to see the world around them has evolved in many different ways among animals. From scallops and jumping spiders to humans, Michael Land explores the extraordinary variety of eyes in nature, how they work, and how they enable their bearers to survive.

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Life's Vital Link: The astonishing role of the placenta


Y. W. Loke

May 2018

How does the foetus - a foreign body - survive inside the mother? The placenta is the extraordinary organ that allows this to happen; but this remarkable feat of evolution is only just being fully appreciated by science. Y.W. Loke explores the fascinating nature of the placenta and what it can tell us about evolution, development, and genetics.

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Developmental Biology

Eleventh Edition


Scott F. Gilbert, Michael J. F. Barresi

October 2017

Gilbert's excellent writing, accuracy, and enthusiasm, streamlined, and with innovative electronic supplements, for those teaching developmental biology to a new generation.

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Heredity: A Very Short Introduction


John Waller

August 2017

Very Short Introductions

John Waller describes the changing ideas concerning heredity from antiquity to the modern biological understanding, considering both the efforts over the centuries to identify the physiological mechanisms involved and how views of heredity have been used to justify or condemn inequalities of class, gender, and race.

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Principles of Development

Fifth Edition


Lewis Wolpert, Cheryll Tickle, Alfonso Martinez Arias

March 2015

Winner of the Royal Society of Biology Undergraduate Textbook Prize 2015 - All the key principles of developmental biology that students need to know, which are underpinned throughout by experimental evidence, and an exploration of the molecular basis of the subject.

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Developmental Biology: A Very Short Introduction


Lewis Wolpert

August 2011

Very Short Introductions

The development of a single fertilized egg into a fly, an elephant, or a human baby is one the most remarkable near-miracles achieved by nature. This Very Short Introduction, written by the distinguished developmental biologist Lewis Wolpert, gives a concise account of, and explores, one of the liveliest areas of scientific research.

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