From Egg to Embryo

Describes our understanding of early animal development and explains how the body plan of an embryo emerges from the newly fertilised egg.

From Egg to Embryo

Describes our understanding of early animal development and explains how the body plan of an embryo emerges from the newly fertilised egg.

From Egg to Embryo

This book is about the development of the animal embryo starting from the fertilised egg.

From Egg to Embryo

This book is about the development of the animal embryo starting from the fertilised egg. The emphasis is on the problem of pattern formation: how cells in different regions of the embryo become programmed to form the various structures of the body in the correct relative positions.

From Egg to Chick

From Egg to Chick


Window Into an Egg

Traces, with the aid of photographs, the growth of a chick embryo from the laying of the egg to the chick's emergence from the shell.

Window Into an Egg

Traces, with the aid of photographs, the growth of a chick embryo from the laying of the egg to the chick's emergence from the shell.

Egg Ego

Success often goes to those with the largest egos and it is their style of operation that is described in this book. The author is a well-known scientist who has worked at both universities and research institutes.

Egg   Ego

A light-hearted look at the nature of academic science, intended for anyone interested in biology but particularly for biology students who want to find out what the future holds in store. The "Egg" of the title refers to the science of developmental biology, which is the speciality of the author, and which provides the material for many of the anecdotes. The "Ego" relates to the vanity of the scientists themselves. Academic scientists have to struggle to maintain their research funding. To do this they must persuade other scientists that they are very good, and that means working at a good institution, publishing papers in the most fashionable journals and giving lectures at the most prestigious meetings. Success often goes to those with the largest egos and it is their style of operation that is described in this book. The author is a well-known scientist who has worked at both universities and research institutes. He has published over 100 scientific papers and an influential book about embryonic development: "From Egg to Embryo".

How to Prepare the Egg and Embryo to Maximize IVF Success

Comprehensive expert review of factors affecting the preparation of oocytes and embryos for successful IVF.

How to Prepare the Egg and Embryo to Maximize IVF Success

Comprehensive expert review of factors affecting the preparation of oocytes and embryos for successful IVF.

Microbiology of the Avian Egg

The activity in this general area has led in the past four years to the publication of three major books dealing with many aspects of egg structure, function and embryogenesis. When brows ing over these books, two developments are evident.

Microbiology of the Avian Egg

There is a marked and most unfortunate dichotomy in the studies of avian eggs and hence in the application of new findings in commerce. Thus over the past twenty years there has been a renewed interest in the contribu tions of various parts of an egg to embryo development. This is best illustrated by those studies that have explored the diffusion of respiratory gases across the shell and at long last have provided a fundamental definition of a previously nebulous term, porosity. The activity in this general area has led in the past four years to the publication of three major books dealing with many aspects of egg structure, function and embryogenesis. When brows ing over these books, two developments are evident. First, the advantages that are to be gained by comparative studies. Thus it is now common to see within a single book articles concerned with the eggs of a range of avian species as well as those of reptiles. Second, it is evident that zoologists and physiologists as well as those employed in large breeding firms are all contributing to an improvement of our knowledge of the egg's role in the breeding biology of birds. Comparative studies are a very uncommon feature of studies concerned with bacterial infection of eggs.

The Triumph of the Embryo

"This is a clear and engagingly written book," declared Nature, "recommended certainly to nonspecialists, but also to developmental biologists.

The Triumph of the Embryo

"This is a clear and engagingly written book," declared Nature, "recommended certainly to nonspecialists, but also to developmental biologists." Its exploration of how single cells multiply and develop offers an accessible look at a difficult subject. Easy-to-understand descriptions of experimental studies offer fascinating insights into aging, cancer, regeneration, and evolution. 1993 edition.