Summary: By capturing the latest developments in this dynamic field--including cloning, embryonic stem cells, and assisted reproduction--Ramón Piñón has made sure that his textbook is the most up-to-date and useful introduction to human reproductive biology available. This book, developed from the author's course notes at UC San Diego, is designed as an introductory text for non-science majors. Although its emphasis is on biology, it combines a rich assor
tment of comparative historical and literary notes with a contemporary inquiry into human sexuality. It may also serve as an intermediate-level text for non-science majors, or an introductory text for students of biology.
Summary: By capturing the latest developments in this dynamic field--including cloning, embryonic stem cells, and assisted reproduction--Ramón Piñón has made sure that his textbook is the most up-to-date and useful introduction to human reproductive biology available. This book, developed from the author's course notes at UC San Diego, is designed as an introductory text for non-science majors. Although its emphasis is on biology, it combines a rich assortment of comparative historical and literary notes with a contemporary inquiry into human sexuality. It may also serve as an intermediate-level text for non-science majors, or an introductory text for students of biology. ...show less
Edition/Copyright:02 Cover: Hardback Publisher:University Science Books Published: 09/28/2003 International: No
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Pinon, Ramon Jr. : University of California
"Pinon has a deeper, wider, richer approach than the competing textbooks."
--Morris Barenfus, University of California at Santa Cruz
"Its comprehensive coverage of the topics includes up-to-the-minute science and historical perspectives, all written at a level that is appropriate for the nonscientist."
--Laura Grabel, Wesleyan University
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1. The Study of Human Reproduction 2. Sex, Reproduction, and Mutation 3. Reproductive Hormones 4. Sex Determination and Fetal Sexual Differentiation 5. The Ovary: The Ovulatory and Menstrual Cycles 6. The Testis and Testicular Function 7. The Brain and Reproduction 8. Puberty 9. Stress and Reproduction 10. Aging and Reproduction 11. Fertilization and Implantation 12. Placentation, Parturition, and Lactation 13. Fetal Loss and Birth Defects 14. Disorders of Sexual Development 15. Artificial Control of Fertility 16. Infertility and Assisted Reproduction 17. Sexually Transmitted Diseases 18. Cancers of the Reproductive Tissues 19. The Biology of Human Sexuality 20. Human Embryo Research List of Abbreviations Glossary Index
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