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Essential Reproduction, 8th Edition
by Martin H. Johnson
Book (424 Pages)
January 2018

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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About the companion website

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

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  • Eastern Europe & Turkey
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