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The Developing Human: Clinically Oriented Embryology, 8th Edition [Paperback]

by Keith L. Moore, T. V. N. Persaud
3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

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September 19, 2007 1416037063 978-1416037064 8th
This popular text makes it surprisingly easy to gain an in-depth understanding of human embryology. Engaging and richly illustrated, it examines all aspects of human development, emphasizing both basic concepts and relevant clinical problems. The book presents a week-by-week and stage-by-stage view of how fetal organs and systems develop, why and when birth defects occur, and what roles the placenta and fetal membranes play in development. The comprehensively updated 8th edition comes with access to the complete contents online via Student Consult, plus 18 phenomenal embryology animations, additional review questions and answers, and more.
  • Editor Keith L. Moore, BA, MSc, PhD, FIAC, FRSM is the recipient of the first (2007) "Henry Gray/Elsevier Distinguished Educator Award"-the American Association of Anatomists' highest award for excellence in human anatomy education at the medical/dental, graduate, and undergraduate level of teaching-a testament to his masterful teaching abilities, which help make this book such an effective tool for learning the complex subject of human embryology.
  • Comprehensive, richly illustrated, and clinically oriented coverage equips you with a detailed grasp of human embryology.
  • More than 1,800 crisp illustrations and up-to-date clinical photos bring the material to life.
  • Review questions and answers at the end of each chapter test your knowledge and help you prepare for exams.
  • Sweeping updates reflect all of the latest advances, including IVF, cloning, and genes in human development.
  • Purchase of this Student Consult title includes access to the full contents online at well as 18 remarkable, specially developed animations that bring embryological development to life, and hundreds of additional support questions and answers to test your mastery of the material.
  • New contributors provide fresh perspectives on the latest knowledge.
  • A new, more user-friendly, full-color format makes it easier than ever to master key embryology concepts.

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"...packed with excellent and colourful pictures of explaining how the various structures develop and change with time...Basically this is a good choice for someone who likes embryology and wants to get a good mark, not just a pass." Medical Student, University of Nottingham, UK (review of previous edition)

BMA Book Awards 2008 - Highly Commended

"An up-to-date textbook on embryology for medical students with a relevance far beyond that. There is abundant illustration of the text and extensive clinical correlation. An extremely accessible book that has a lot more clinical correlation than its previous editions. It's a pleasure to use."

Product Details

  • Paperback: 536 pages
  • Publisher: Saunders; 8th edition (September 19, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1416037063
  • ISBN-13: 978-1416037064
  • Product Dimensions: 11 x 8.6 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #59,464 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Well Written December 27, 2010
By Ahavah
This was a well-written textbook for medical students. The information was presented in a way that was easy to understand. Sometimes concepts and figures were repeatedly emphasized for certain structures, but I believe that's essential to learning embryology.

-Easy to read.
-Structures are frequently identified to allow you to spatially orient yourself.
-End of chapter summaries.
-Practice questions in text.
-Online student consult animations and more practice material.
-The book is available online using the student consult.

-The layout of figures was slightly aggravating because I had to flip through multiple pages at times to view structures that I was reading about, thus it was occasionally time consuming to read.

Overall, I really enjoyed this textbook.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars No less than what I would expect from a Moore book March 29, 2009
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The book I confess was surprisingly small in comparison to his anatomy book, however its very easy reading and very complete, I gave him a star less because the stages before fertilization are to short, they lack of a deeper look.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Well organized, lots of pictures! February 15, 2011
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I really like this book. Embryo is a tough subject to abstract at times. This book really helps bring it home in a rather simple way.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Decent Book but wordy January 24, 2010
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Overall I liked the book, but i found it a bit wordy when describing processes of development. I used it for my Embryo class, but I plan on using High Yield as board prep.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Annoyance September 22, 2010
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It's pretty annoying to have to flip five pages to get a corresponding illustration to the text.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Embryology February 4, 2014
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Overall a good book. Wish it had more about the first six weeks of human development. It has good illustrations and photos of the developing fetus.
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