Living Embryos

Living Embryos

An Introduction to the Study of Animal Development

2nd Edition - January 1, 1967

Write a review

  • Author: Jack Cohen
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483135953

Purchase options

Purchase options
DRM-free (PDF)
Sales tax will be calculated at check-out

Institutional Subscription

Free Global Shipping
No minimum order


Living Embryos: An Introduction to the Study of Animal Development, Revised Second Edition presents the processes of development as seen throughout the animal kingdom. This book discusses the development of the organ systems of vertebrates. Comprised of 41 chapters, this edition starts with an overview of the history of the study of embryology, which is concerned with the process by which the adult arises from the fertilized egg. This text then discusses the role of the sperm in the determination of bilateral symmetry. Other chapters consider the development of the frog in order to give a basis for comparison with other species. This book discusses as well the structure of the hen's egg and illustrates the various stages of the development of the chick. The final chapter deals with animal evolution, which produces a wide variety of animal forms. Embryologists, zoologists, medical students, graduate students, university lecturers, and teachers will find this book extremely useful.

Table of Contents

  • Preface


    The Gametes


    Cleavage and Organization of the Egg

    Cleavage and the Blastocoele


    Presumptive or Fate Maps

    Germ Layers

    The Early Embryology of the Frog







    Vertebrate Embryology—Preamble

    Development of Fishes

    Development of the Chick

    Comparisons and Mechanisms in Early Vertebrate Development

    The Sequence of Developmental Events

    Embryonic Membranes

    The Development of Mammals

    The Rabbit

    Early Development of Other Mammals

    Early Human Development

    Development of Organ Systems

    The Heart and Vascular System

    The Alimentary System

    The Nervous System

    The Muscular System

    The Neural Crest

    The Skin

    Sense Organs—Preamble

    The Eye

    The Ear

    The Nasal Organ

    The Endocrine Glands

    The Urinogenital System

    Cell Differentiation


    Embryos and Evolution

    Appendix I—Sources of Material

    Appendix II—Methods

    Appendix III—Further Reading

    Appendix IV—Films


Product details

  • No. of pages: 168
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1967
  • Published: January 1, 1967
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483135953

About the Author

Jack Cohen

About the Editors

J. M. Dodd

Francis Knowles

Ratings and Reviews

Write a review

There are currently no reviews for "Living Embryos"