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Human Reproductive Biology, Second Edition

Human Reproductive Biology, Second Edition 

   

EDITOR: 

  • Richard E. Jones

PRODUCT DETAILS:

  • Hardcover: 581 pages
  • Publisher: Academic Press; 2 edition (January 15, 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0123897750
  • ISBN-13: 978-0123897756
  • Product Dimensions: 10.3 x 7.1 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.71 pounds


EDITORIAL REVIEWS

Book Description

This Second Edition of Human Reproductive Biology is as up-to-date as today's headlines. Everyday we read about issues such as female and male reproductive cancers and other disorders, stress and reproduction, the effects of drugs and pollutants on fetal development and adult reproduction, contraceptives and their side effects, infertility and "high-tech" treatments, sex differences in the brain, and causes and patterns of gender identity and sexual behavior. This book, emphasizing the biological and biomedical aspects of human reproduction, elucidates today's advances in reproductive science as well as the choices and concerns that are part of our lives. Generously illustrated, the text provides current information about human reproductive anatomy and physiology and includes discussion of a myriad of topics, including:
* New treatments for PMS
* Anabolic steroids
* High-tech infertility treatments
* Hormones and brain sex
* Sexually transmitted diseases and AIDS
* Evolution of human mating systems
* Hormone replacement therapies

Key Features
* Contains a new chapter on sex differences in the human brain
* Offers an expanded discussion of reproductive diseases such as breast and prostate cancer; effects of drugs and environmental pollutants on reproduction; human sexual behavior; and AIDS
* Includes new "highlight boxes" dealing with hot topics in human reproduction
* Provides references at the end of each chapter that are divided into Further Reading (at the level of this book) and Advanced Reading (for exploration of specific topics in the advanced scientific literature)
* Contains concise chapter summaries and a detailed table of contents and subject index 

Book Info

University of Colorado, Boulder. Text on the basic science of human reproduction. Covers advances in reproductive science such as new treatments of PMS, anabolic steroids, high-tech infertility treatments, the evolution of human mating systems, and hormone replacement therapies. Previous edition: c1991. 

From the Back Cover

This Second Edition of Human Reproductive Biology has been fully updated and revised, incorporating everyday issues such as female and male reproductive cancers, stress and reproduction, the effects of drugs and pollutants on fetal development and adult reproduction, contraceptives and their side effects, sex differences in the brain, and causes and patterns of gender identify and sexual behavior. This book, emphasizing the biological and biomedical aspects of human reproduction, explains today's advances in reproductive science and discusses the choices and concerns that are part of our lives. Generously illustrated, the text provides current information about human reproductive anatomy and physiology, including:
* New treatments for PMS
* Anabolic steroids
* High-tech infertility treatments
* Hormones and the brain
* Sexually transmitted diseases and AIDS
* Evolution of human mating systems
* Hormone replacement therapies 

About the Author(s)

Richard E. Jones has published more than 100 research papers in his field and has received the NIH Research Career Development Award for his research efforts in the study of reproductive biology and endocrinology. In 1990 he received the Student Organization for Alumni Relations Teaching Recognition Award for his teaching of an annual undergraduate course, Human Reproductive Biology, and a course on human anatomy. Dr. Jones obtained his B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley. He is now a professor of biology at the University of Colorado, Boulder, where his research interests include reproductive biology as well as reproductive endocrinology. 


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