Essential Reproduction: Includes Wiley e-Text

Essential Reproduction: Includes Wiley e-Text

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By (author) Martin H. Johnson

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  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
  • Format: Paperback | 392 pages
  • Dimensions: 212mm x 274mm x 20mm | 1,080g
  • Publication date: 1 April 2013
  • Publication City/Country: Chicester
  • ISBN 10: 1444335758
  • ISBN 13: 9781444335750
  • Edition: 7, Revised
  • Edition statement: 7th Revised edition
  • Sales rank: 63,901

Product description

Providing essential reading for medical, veterinary and biological science students, and students of physiology and trainees in obstetrics and gynaecology, the seventh edition of Essential Reproduction offers an up-to-date account of the fundamentals of reproduction within the context of cutting-edge knowledge and examples of its application. It provides a multidisciplinary approach integrating physiology, genetics, behaviour, anatomy and clinical science, to give thorough coverage of the study of mammalian reproduction. Essential Reproduction is now accompanied by the Wiley E-Text: Powered by VitalSource, and includes: The latest on conceptual, informational and applied aspects of reproduction A new structure offering a more logical approach to study and revision Expanded further reading suggestions to support research A companion website at www.essentialreproduction.com features all of the images from the book to download -- perfect for instructor and student support.

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Author information

Martin H. Johnson is Professor of Reproductive Sciences, Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience, University of Cambridge, Fellow of Christ's College, Cambridge, and Honorary Academic Fellow of St Paul's College, Sydney, Australia

Review quote

"Although professionals at all levels may derive some benefit from this book, the ease of reading and the accompanying online versions may benefit students the most. The illustrations are wonderful and the content solid with a decidedly European feel." ( Doody's , 7 June 2013) Essential Reproduction is the recommended text for students studying the reproduction course and my go-to guide when preparing material to cover during supervisions. It explains the key principles of the subject as well as reviewing the scientific evidence in an approachable way. The 7th edition has been updated and the contents broken down into shorter chapters - making navigation through the book more manageable. I noticed that some topics that are common "problem areas" for students have also been restructured. A particularly useful feature is the e-text feature of the book purchase, which enables me to access the text on my iPad so I can always have it handy for quick reference. Overall, it's difficult to bring this book's substance to fault - a very minor quibble is that the book's 7th Ed facelift has resulted in every chapter title being illustrated by the image of fertilisation whereas it would have been nice to see an images more relevant to context of the chapters in question. In a future edition, "self-test" questions or stimuli for further discussion/essay writing would be a welcome stylistic addition. ( Stephanie Smith, University of Cambridge )

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Providing essential reading for medical, veterinary and biological science students, and students of physiology and trainees in obstetrics and gynaecology, the seventh edition of "Essential Reproduction" offers an up-to-date account of the fundamentals of reproduction within the context of cutting-edge knowledge and examples of its application. It provides a multidisciplinary approach integrating physiology, genetics, behaviour, anatomy and clinical science, to give thorough coverage of the study of mammalian reproduction."Essential Reproduction" is now accompanied by the Wiley E-Text: Powered by VitalSource, and includes: The latest on conceptual, informational and applied aspects of reproductionA new structure offering a more logical approach to study and revisionExpanded further reading suggestions to support researchA companion website at www.essentialreproduction.com features all of the images from the book to download - perfect for instructor and student support.

Table of contents

Preface vii How to use this book viii Acknowledgements ix Features of your textbook x PART 1: Introduction 1 1 What is reproduction? 3 PART 2: Making men and women 33 2 Sex 35 3 Sexual maturation 50 4 Gender 69 5 Sexual selection 85 PART 3: Preparing for pregnancy 103 6 Making sperm 105 7 Men 122 8 Making eggs 133 9 Women 151 PART 4: Making an embryo 173 10 Sperm and eggs 175 11 Fertilization 189 12 Initiating pregnancy 206 PART 5: Maintaining a pregnancy 225 13 Supporting the embryo and fetus 227 14 Growing the fetus 245 15 Fetal challenges 258 PART 6: A new individual 271 16 Preparing for birth 273 17 Giving birth 283 18 Lactation 297 19 Postnatal care 309 PART 7: Manipulating reproduction 323 20 Regulating fertility 325 21 Restoring fertility 340 22 Society and reproduction 356 Index 365