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Essential Reproduction, 8th Edition

Martin H. Johnson

ISBN: 978-1-119-24647-3 January 2018 Wiley-Blackwell 424 Pages

Description

Essential Reproduction provides an accessible account of the fundamentals of reproduction within the context of cutting-edge knowledge and examples of its application. The eighth edition of this internationally best-selling title provides a multidisciplinary approach integrating anatomy, physiology, genetics, behaviour, biochemistry, molecular biology and clinical science, to give thorough coverage of the study of mammalian reproduction.

Key features:

  • Contains discussion of the latest on conceptual, informational and applied aspects of reproduction
  • New pedagogical features such as clinical case studies at the end of each chapter
  • Better use of boxed material to improve separation of narrative text from ancillary information
  • Highlighted key words for ease of reference relate to summary of key points
  • Introduction now split into two sections
  • Expanded content in Fetal challenges, and Society and reproduction
  • Substantial rearrangement and updating in Making sperm, Controlling fertility, and Restoring fertility

Related Resources

Contributors vii

Preface viii

How to use this book x

Acknowledgements xi

About the companion website xii

Part 1: Introduction 1

1 What is reproduction? 3

2 The infrastructure of reproduction 13

Part 2: Making women and men 35

3 Sex 37

4 Sexual maturation 53

5 Gender 72

6 Sexual selection 88

Part 3: Preparing for pregnancy 107

7 Making sperm 109

8 Men 128

9 Making eggs 139

10 Women 158

Part 4: Making an embryo 181

11 Sperm and eggs 183

12 Fertilization 197

13 Initiating pregnancy 215

Part 5: Maintaining a pregnancy 237

14 Supporting the embryo and fetus 239

15 Growing the fetus 257

16 Fetal challenges 270

Part 6: A new individual 289

17 Preparing for birth 291

18 Giving birth 301

19 Lactation 318

20 Postnatal care 330

Part 7: Manipulating reproduction 345

21 Controlling fertility 347

22 Restoring fertility 363

23 Society and reproduction 383

Index 395