Human Embryology and Developmental Biology, 7th Edition

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Bruce M. Carlson
Bruce Carlson’s Human Embryology and Developmental Biology is one of the most detailed texts available for those who want to truly understand both the morphological and molecular aspects of human embryological development. Fully updated in its se ...view more

Bruce Carlson’s Human Embryology and Developmental Biology is one of the most detailed texts available for those who want to truly understand both the morphological and molecular aspects of human embryological development.

Fully updated in its seventh edition, the book provides a thorough grounding in all aspects of embryology. It presents in detail the molecular and cellular basis for embryological processes, from early development through to development of body systems. It covers examples of congenital malformations and their underlying mechanisms, and comes complete with clinical vignettes and review questions to support learning.

This book will suit medical and science students taking embryology courses as well as scientists and clinicians who find themselves returning to this topic throughout their careers.

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Bruce Carlson’s Human Embryology and Developmental Biology is one of the most detailed texts available for those who want to truly understand both the morphological and molecular aspects of human embryological development.

Fully updated in its seventh edition, the book provides a thorough grounding in all aspects of embryology. It presents in detail the molecular and cellular basis for embryological processes, from early development through to development of body systems. It covers examples of congenital malformations and their underlying mechanisms, and comes complete with clinical vignettes and review questions to support learning.

This book will suit medical and science students taking embryology courses as well as scientists and clinicians who find themselves returning to this topic throughout their careers.


New to this edition
  • Many new drawings and photographs
  • Thoroughly updated with recent research to advance understanding
  • Expanded treatment of newly understood molecular pathways.
  • Major updates on gametes, body axis formation, placental pathology, adipose tissue, intestinal and facial development

Key Features
  • Clear and consistent writing style – highly readable and well-focused
  • Extensively illustrated to demystify complex topics
  • Good selection of original photographs of congenital anomalies to assist with identification
  • Review questions and suggested readings for further learning
  • Series of animations of complex embryological processes to accompany the text explanations
  • Clinical correlation boxes, vignettes and summary boxes for quick revision
  • An enhanced eBook version is included with purchase. The eBook allows you to access all the text, figures and references, with the ability to search, customize your content, make notes and highlights, and have content read aloud

Author Information
By Bruce M. Carlson, MD, PhD, Professor, Department of Cell and Developmental Biology and Director, Institute of Gerontology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI