- Paperback: 459 pages
- Publisher: Sinauer Associates; 1 edition (December 1, 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0878932992
- ISBN-13: 978-0878932993
- Product Dimensions: 6.8 x 1 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 11 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,482,180 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Ecological Developmental Biology 1st Edition
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The appearance of a textbook is often the culmination of a long process moving a subject from the fringes to the center of a discipline, or perhaps the coalescence of a discipline. Ecological Developmental Biology is such a milestone. --Samuel M. Scheiner, Evolution
Brilliantly conceived and executed. I applaud Gilbert and Epel for so clearly showing the rapid methodological and theoretical changes in developmental biology and the corresponding impact on evolutionary theory. Their portrait of these contemporary sciences signifies an important movement of the conceptual parameters by which all biologists might reconsider their governing concepts, teach their science, and practice their craft. --Alfred I. Tauber, Perspectives in Biology and Medicine
Gilbert and Epel's work contains a wealth of fascinating information about the biological world, described in a crystal-clear and engaging writing style and with informative, aesthetic figures. This, together with its clear and comprehensive structure, makes the book a didactic masterpiece. Read it and be inspired! Highly conceptual, thought-provoking and beautiful this is biology at its best. --Christine Hassler, Lab Times
About the Author
Scott F. Gilbert, a Senior Research Associate at Swarthmore College and the Finland Distinguished Professor at the University of Helsinki Institute of Biotechnology, teaches developmental biology, developmental genetics, and the history of biology. After receiving his B.A. from Wesleyan University, he pursued his graduate and postdoctoral research at The Johns Hopkins University and the University of Wisconsin. Dr. Gilbert is the recipient of several awards, including the first Viktor Hamburger Award for excellence in developmental biology education, the 2004 Alexander Kowalevsky Prize for evolutionary developmental biology, honorary degrees from the Universities of Helsinki and Tartu, and the Medal of François I from the Collège de France. He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, a corresponding member of the St. Petersburg Society of Naturalists, and has been chair of the Professional Development and Education Committee of the Society for Developmental Biology. His research pursues the developmental genetic mechanisms by which the turtle forms its shell.
David Epel is the Jane and Marshall Steel Jr. Professor Emeritus of Biological Sciences at Stanford University s Hopkins Marine Station in Pacific Grove CA. He did his undergraduate studies at Wayne State University and then graduate and postdoctoral studies at the University of California, Berkeley and the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Epel has been a Guggenheim Fellow, is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the California Academy of Sciences, and an Overseas Fellow of Churchill College and Life Fellow of Clare Hall at the University of Cambridge. His honors include the Cox Medal for Fostering Undergraduate Research at Stanford and the Ed Ricketts Memorial Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Marine Sciences. Epel s research focuses on the activation of the egg at fertilization, the unique physiology of the embryo, and developing web sites and curricula highlighting early development of the sea urchin embryo to capture the imagination and interest of high school students.
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The physical book is a smaller text, so not to heavy to carry around. Worth a look if at all related to your field of study.
With this perspective, let me say: the whole group really enjoyed this one. We took three sessions to read it, but found the writing clear and the pictures very helpful. The chapter on endocrine disruptors was especially eye-opening.
This is a great read, especially for grad students who have forgotten the beauty that drew then to biology in the first place and get drugged down by the details of mol bio.