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"This new edition is a significant and positive step in presenting a complex field of study to undergraduate students."--Craig M. Scott, Clarion University
"I like the boxes in each chapter. Experimental technique boxes work well when the reader just wants to look up a technique. Boxes are also a good way to highlight concepts, or to go into detail on subjects that may or may not be covered in lectures."--Deborah Garrity, Colorado State University
"Very clear writing style that the students will appreciate, and very clear figures."--Margaret Saha, College of William and Mary
About the Author
Dr. Patrizia Ferretti. Developmental Biology Unit, Institute of Child Health, University College London.
Prof. Andrew Copp (Dean of Institute). Neural Development Unit, Institute of Child Health, University College London.
Prof. Cheryll Tickle. Professor of Anatomy & Physiology, The Wellcome Trust Building, University of Dundee.
Prof. Gudrun Moore. Institute of Child Health, University College London.
The editors are all distinguished developmental biologists with a broad range of expertise in human birth defects. Andrew Copp holds an endowed chair in Developmental Neurobiology at University College London and is Dean of the world-renowned Institute of Child Health.
McGraw-Hill authors represent the leading experts in their fields and are dedicated to improving the lives, careers, and interests of readers worldwide
Peter Lawrence and Chris Trengove are long-time collaborators who have worked together on books, television series and films.
Eliza Robertson was born in Vancouver, Canada, in 1987 and grew up on Vancouver Island. She studied creative writing and political science at the University of Victoria and then pursued her MA in Prose Fiction at the University of East Anglia, while there she received the Man Booker Scholarship and the Curtis Brown Prize for best writer. Robertson is now a highly celebrated short story writer; she has won three national fiction contests in Canada, including the 2013 Commonwealth Short Story Prize, has been twice longlisted for the Journey Prize and was a finalist for the CBC Short Story contest. She currently lives in Norwich and is working on completing her first novel. @ElizaRoberts0n
Top Customer Reviews
Seriously, i do not understand the "excellent" reviews that others have given it.
I think it may be true that this book is VERY Comprehensive, but as far as clarity, theres none for students trying to understand the basics and a little more. If you are a professor, and know the material, then this book is probably a pleasure to read.
If you are like me, and just want to have a thorough understanding of the basics of developement, it would be in your best interest to look elsewhere.
-Easily one of the best textbooks I've read.
-The short length of most of the chapters made it possible to read entire chapters on a regular basis without feeling too overwhelmed.
-The chapters are divided up into sections that generally make sense, allowing for good spacing of concepts.
-The material is relatively straight-forward and has plenty of images/diagrams.
-The multiple choice questions at the end of each chapter were useful in reviewing what was read.
-Physically, it is not gigantic as compared to similar hardcover books. I found it wasn't too cumbersome to bring to coffee shops.
-At the time I read it, this book was relatively up-to-date with respect to current research in molecular, genetic, and developmental biology.
(-Having read much of this book, I was able to get an A+ in the course requiring the text.)
-Even though this book is relatively succinct as compared to most textbooks, I still encountered several paragraphs throughout the book which I think should really be 1/3 the size. (That is just my opinion though and doesn't speak to the quality of this book.)
-The short-answer questions at the end of each chapter do not appear to have an answer-key.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
To be honest, my instructor's course reader, which was largely paraphrased from this book, was a lot more helpful and a lot clearer.Published 10 months ago by Lu Dongyi
This book is far too complex and convoluted. I have had no trouble in any upper level science class, but I just can't make heads or tails of this book.Published 10 months ago by Al
I honestly enjoyed reading this textbook for my developmental biology class!Published 13 months ago by Deanna