Human Reproductive Biology

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Academic Press, Sep 28, 2013 - Science - 400 pages
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The fourth edition of Human Reproductive Biology—winner of a 2015 Textbook Excellence Award (Texty) from The Text and Academic Authors Association—emphasizes the biological and biomedical aspects of human reproduction, explains advances in reproductive science and discusses the choices and concerns of today. Generously illustrated in full color, the text provides current information about human reproductive anatomy and physiology. This expansive text covers the full range of topics in human reproduction, from the biology of male and female systems to conception, pregnancy, labor and birth. It goes on to cover issues in fertility and its control, population growth and family planning, induced abortion and sexually transmitted diseases. This is the ideal book for courses on human reproductive biology, with chapter introductions, sidebars on related topics, chapter summaries and suggestions for further reading.

  • Winner of a 2015 Texty Award from the Text and Academic Authors Association
  • Beautifully redrawn full-color illustrations complement completely updated material with the latest research results, and clear, logical presentation of topics
  • Covers the basic science of reproduction—endocrinology, anatomy, physiology, development, function and senescence of the reproductive system—as well as applied aspects including contraception, infertility and diseases of the reproductive system
  • New companion website features full-color illustrations as PowerPoint and jpeg files for both professors and students to use for study and presentations
 

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i am a postgraduate student majoring in physiology...i borrowed this book from my lecturer and it is the best biology book i have ever read. illustrates very clearly and explanation were made easy to understand. thanks for this book. i understand human reproduction than ever before. i wish i had this book on my second level. 

Contents

Part II Sexual Differentiation And Development
85
Part III Procreation
133
Part IV Fertility And Its Control
243
Part V Special Topics In Human Reproductive Biology
301
Glossary
349
Illustration and Table Credits
369
Index
373
Backcover
387
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About the author (2013)

Richard E. Jones has published more than 100 research papers in his field and has received the NIH Research Career Development Award for his research efforts in the study of reproductive biology and endocrinology. In 1990 he received the Student Organization for Alumni Relations Teaching Recognition Award for his teaching of an annual undergraduate course, Human Reproductive Biology, and a course on human anatomy. Dr. Jones obtained his B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley. He is now Professor Emeritus of Biology at the University of Colorado, Boulder, where his research interests include reproductive biology as well as reproductive endocrinology.

Kristin H. Lopez teaches human reproductive biology through the Department of Integrative Physiology at the University of Colorado-Boulder. With a background in comparative reproduction and endocrinology, she is an editor of the fi ve-volume work Hormones and Reproduction of Vertebrates (Academic Press, 2011). Her ongoing work with Colorado Diversity Initiative promotes increased access to higher education of underrepresented students in STEM.

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