This book, first published in English in 1932, serves as an introduction to experimental embryology. This title, while covering in-depth the field of investigation, presents the general issues surrounding this particular study rather than just providing an analysis of particular results. This title will be of interest to students of introductory biology and the history of science.
Table of Contents
Preface to the German Edition; Translators’ Preface; Illustrations; 1. The Problems and Methods of Experimental Embryology 2. Fertilization and the Stimulus to Develop 3. Presumptive Organ-Regions and the Kinematics of Early Development 4. The Potency Problem 5. The Problem of Determination 6. The Influence of the Environment on the Processes of Development 7. The Various Interrelations Concerned in Development, Their Functions and the Agencies upon Which They Depend 8. The Germ-Cell as Reaction-Basis; Bibliography; Index