Book of the Month

Principles of DevelopmentFeatured book this month:

Principles of Development, Fifth Edition, by Lewis Wolpert, Cheryll Tickle, and Alfonso Martinez Arias

Here is a portion of the publisher’s description:

‘How does a single cell develop into myriad different specialised cell types, control the organization of these different cells into tissues and organs, and ultimately form an unimaginably complex living organism such as a human? Furthermore, how is it possible for some adult animals, but not others, to regenerate fully functioning limbs?

Principles of Development opens up the fascinating field of developmental biology to those wanting to understand the answers to questions such as these. Cutting edge science is explained clearly and succinctly and is richly illustrated with a variety of custom drawn figures, animations, and links to online movies that show development happening in real time.

The emphasis throughout the text is always on the key principles of development – the underlying processes shared by diverse groups of organisms. This focus on principles provides a framework on which a richer understanding of specific topics can be built. Moreover, extensive pedagogical support is provided, both in the book and online, making this text the complete package for those studying developmental biology.’

Head to the publisher’s website to find out more or just pop in to the Medical Library and have a look!

All recently acquired books received at the Medical Library are listed on the Medical Library New Acquisitions page (updated at the beginning of every month) which includes links to the book entries on the Library Catalogue. From there you can check availability, request books that are out on loan, and reserve Heavy Demand items.

Medical Library Team
medlib@abdn.ac.uk

 

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