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 PPT and jpeg files for both professors and students to use for study and presentations
Reproductive biologists, endocrinologists, developmental biologists, and those interested in the reproductive biology of humans. Can also be used as a text for undergraduate students in endocrinology, reproductive biology, and developmental biology.
Part I: Adult Female and Male Reproductive Systems
Chapter 1. Endocrinology, Brain, and Pituitary Gland
Biology of the Endocrine System
Science of Endocrinology
How the Brain and Pituitary Control Reproduction
Feedback Control of Gonadotropin Secretion
Chapter 2. The Female Reproductive System
Female External Genitalia
Chapter 3. The Menstrual Cycle
Reproductive Cycles in Mammals
Major Events in the Menstrual Cycle
The Menstrual Cycle in Detail
Variations in Length of Menstrual Cycle Phases
Methods for Detecting Ovulation
Absence of Menstruation
Chapter 4. The Male Reproductive System
Male Sex Accessory Ducts and Glands
Part II: Sexual Differentiation and Development
Chapter 5. Sexual Differentiation
Development of the Reproductive System
Gonadal Sex Differentiation
Differentiation of Sex Accessory Ducts and Glands
Differentiation of External Genitalia
Summary of Sexual Determination and Development
Disorders of Sexual Determination and Development
Reproductive System in the Newborn
Chapter 6. Puberty
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- 3rd December 2013
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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.
Professor of Biology Emeritus, University of Colorado, Boulder, USA
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.
Integrative Physiology, University of Colorado at Boulder, Colorado, U.S.A.
2015 Textbook Excellence Award – 2nd or Later Edition: Life Sciences, Text and Academic Authors Association
"This is a useful addition to the field of reproductive biology. Since the publication of the previous edition, numerous advances have been made in the study of human reproduction. The authors have updated and revised their book with the goal of providing the latest available findings. They have done a superb job of creating a readable, aesthetically appealing textbook that provides a comprehensive overview of human reproductive biology."--DOODY'S, 5 Stars!
"Elegantly written, profusely illustrated, and comprehensively revised to keep pace with rapidly moving research frontiers, the new edition of Jones and Lopez's Human Reproductive Biology is the text of choice for any college-level course in human reproduction. New material has been skillfully integrated into what was already a successful book. New illustrations and well-designed boxes and side-panels enliven the text while updated references guide students into the primary literature. This new edition easily laps the competition."--Peter T. Ellison, Harvard University
"This text is a comprehensive treatment of a highly significant area of science that will be greatly appreciated by reproductive biologists and anyone else with an interest in human reproductive biology. The text provides an entree into virtually every aspect of human reproductive biology, from classical paradigms to contemporary ideas and approaches. The presentation is clear and the illustrations useful. This is an excellent effort by only two authors."--Paul M. Wassarman, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York
"This is clearly the best text on Reproduction available. Jones and Lopez have carefully analyzed and integrated and years of classical work on reproductive biology and transformed it into a very readable book on human reproduction. Although I have been teaching a course on human reproduction for the last sixteen years, and I have reviewed 3 different texts on this subject, I learned something new the first