Journals Higher Education



Published: 26 May 2015

652 Pages

10.6 x 8.1 inches

ISBN: 9780198709886

Bookseller Code (04)

Principles of Development

Fifth Edition

Lewis Wolpert, Cheryll Tickle, and Alfonso Martinez Arias

  • Emphasis throughout on the underlying principles (the commonalities between different organisms and their development) gives students a sense of the "big picture" of developmental biology
  • Key points at the beginning and end of every chapter and concise section summaries reinforce essential concepts
  • Custom-drawn artwork makes the visualization of processes and mechanisms as straightforward as possible
  • Opportunities for problem-solving--including short- and long-answer questions at the end of each chapter, interactive online MCQs, and online "Journal Clubs"--are presented throughout the text and on the book's Companion Website

New to this Edition:

  • Custom-made animations of key signaling pathways break down these complex processes into stages, making them easier for students to understand and remember
  • Online movies drawn from real research illustrate the development of model organisms over time, helping students to visualize developmental processes in three dimensions
  • More detailed coverage of experiments--including new "Experimental" boxes--delves into classic and current experimental research, demonstrating "how we know what we know"
  • Medical boxes explore key developmental diseases, placing developmental biology in the context of human health and disease

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