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Quirks of human anatomy : an evo-devo look at the human body

Author: Lewis I Held, Jr.
Publisher: Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2009.
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With the emergence of the new field of evolutionary developmental biology we are witnessing a renaissance of Darwin's insights 150 years after his On the Origin of Species. Thus far, the exciting findings from 'evo-devo' have only been trickling into college courses and into the domain of non-specialists. With its focus on the human organism, Quirks of Human Anatomy opens the floodgates by stating the arguments of  Read more...
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Held, Lewis I., 1951-
Quirks of human anatomy.
Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2009
(DLC) 2009005722
(OCoLC)304077699
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lewis I Held, Jr.
ISBN: 0511592930 9780511592935 9780511650888 0511650884 9780511626890 0511626894
OCLC Number: 465219153
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 260 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Background --
Symmetry and asymmetry --
Mysteries of the midline --
Merism and modularity --
Sexual dimorphisms --
Silly, stupid, and dangerous quirks --
Mind and brain --
Appendix : quirks of human behavior.
Responsibility: Lewis I. Held, Jr.

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This book introduces students to basic concepts in evolutionary developmental biology, for undergraduate and graduate courses.  Read more...

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'Author Lewis Held brings readers a rich and extensively documented exploration of the evolutionary and developmental bases of modern human anatomy. ... From my perspective as a teacher of anatomy, I Read more...

 
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