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How Animals Develop

1st Edition

By C. H. Waddington

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First published in 1935 (this edition in 1946), this short account of the science of embryology was the first book in English to provide a simple outline of the whole of this important subject. The study of development is perhaps the best method of approach to the most fundamental of all biological problems, the problem of how all the diverse activities are integrated so as to make up a complete individual organism. The book gives a short sketch of the general pattern on which all animals are built, but devotes more attention to the factors which cause the development of the elements in the pattern, and which then bring them into correct relations with one another.

This volume is simply written in order to enable the general reader to understand the revolutionary advances made in the subject at that time.

Table of Contents

Foreword 1. Introduction 2. The Beginning of Development 3. Movements and Foldings 4. The "Organization Centre" 5. The Addition of Details 6. The Development of Pattern 7. The Final Adjustments; Summing Up; Index

About the Series

Routledge Revivals: Selected Works of C. H. Waddington

The Selected Works of C. H. Waddington reissues seven titles from Waddington's impressive oeuvre. The titles in question cover a range of topics, from genetics and embryology to ethics in science and contemporary biological thought.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HIS000000
HISTORY / General
SCI008000
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biology / General