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Essential Reproduction, 8th Edition

Essential Reproduction, 8th Edition

Martin H. Johnson

ISBN: 978-1-119-24639-8

Mar 2018, Wiley-Blackwell

424 pages

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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

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Part 1: Introduction

1 What is reproduction?

2 The infrastructure of reproduction

Part 2: Making women and men

3 Sex

4 Sexual maturation

5 Gender

6 Sexual selection

Part 3: Preparing for pregnancy

7 Making sperm

8 Men

9 Making eggs

10 Women

Part 4: Making an embryo

11 Sperm and eggs

12 Fertilization

13 Initiating pregnancy

Part 5: Maintaining a pregnancy

14 Supporting the embryo and fetus

15 Growing the fetus

16 Fetal challenges

Part 6: A new individual

17 Preparing for birth

18 Giving birth

19 Lactation

20 Postnatal care

Part 7: Manipulating reproduction

21 Controlling fertility

22 Restoring fertility

23 Society and reproduction