Developmental Biology (11th Edition) – Barresi/Gilbert – PDF

eBook details

  • Authors: Michael J.F. Barresi, Scott F. Gilbert
  • File Size: 149 MB
  • Format: PDF
  • Length: 810 pages
  • Publisher: Sinauer Associates/Oxford University Press; 11th edition
  • Publication Date: May 31, 2016
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: 1605354708
  • ISBN-10: 1605355976, 1605354705
  • ISBN-13: 9781605355979, 9781605354705


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About The Author

Michael J.F. Barresi

Michael J.F. Barresi

Dr. Michael J. F. Barresi is a Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences and the Program in Neuroscience at Smith College. Hei attended Merrimack College and majored in Biology with a minor in Studio Art. Professor Barresi pursued his doctoral research on muscle fibre type development at Wesleyan University in the laboratory of Dr. Stephen Devoto after receiving his B.A. He finished his postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst in Dr. Rolf Karlstrom's laboratory, where he studied the development of commissure formation in the zebrafish forebrain.

Dr. Barresi's laboratory at Smith College studies the molecular and cellular mechanisms governing neural stem cell development, commissure formation, and neurodevelopmental responses to environmental teratogens. He has served on the Society for Developmental Biology's Professional Development and Education Committee. He is a classroom innovator, having pioneered the use of web conferencing, documentary filmmaking, and active learning pedagogies in Developmental Biology.

Professor Michael Barresi has successfully taught Developmental Biology course-based research laboratories since 2005. He developed the "Student Scientists" outreach programme as part of his NSF CAREER award to help train and inspire primary and secondary education teachers to incorporate the investigative curriculum into their classrooms. He received Smith College's Sherrerd Prize for Distinguished Teaching in 2012.

Scott F. Gilbert

Scott F. Gilbert

Dr. Scott F. Gilbert is a Swarthmore College Howard A. Schneiderman Professor Emeritus and a Finland Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University of Helsinki Institute of Biotechnology. He instructs in developmental biology, developmental genetics, and biology history. Following his B.A. from Wesleyan University, he went on to pursue graduate and postdoctoral studies at The Johns Hopkins University and the University of Wisconsin.

Scott has received several honours, including the first Viktor Hamburger Award for excellence in developmental biology education, the Alexander Kowalevsky Prize for evolutionary developmental biology, honorary degrees from the Universities of Helsinki, and Tartu, and the College de France's Medal of Francois I. He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, a corresponding member of the St. Petersburg Society of Naturalists, and a member of Japan's National Institute of Basic Biology's International Advisory Board. He has chaired the Society for Developmental Biology's Professional Development and Education Committee.

Dr. Gilbert's research focuses on the developmental genetic mechanisms that allow the turtle to form its shell, as well as the mechanisms that allow plasticity and symbionts to contribute to development.

A classic gets a new coauthor and a new approach: Developmental Biology, 11th Edition, (PDF) keeps the excellent writing, accuracy, and enthusiasm of the Gilbert’s Developmental Biology 11e PDF ebook, streamlines it, adds innovative electronic supplements, and creates a new textbook for those teaching Developmental Biology to a new generation.

Several new modes of teaching are employed in the new Gilbert and Barresi etextbook. The videos explaining development — as well as those from Mary Tyler’s Vade Mecum–are referenced throughout the book, and several other valuable new elements have been added.

Additional updates in the 11th edition include:

  • Greatly expanded coverage of neural development, comprising a unit unto itself.
  • An increased emphasis on stem cells, which are covered extensively and early in the book.
  • Coverage of new experiments on morphogenesis and differentiation, as well as new techniques such as CRISPR.
  • Sex determination and gametogenesis, instead of being near the end of the volume, are upfront, prior to fertilization.

For Students

Companion Website (not included with this sale)

Significantly enhanced for the eleventh edition, and referenced throughout the etextbook, the Developmental Biology 11e Companion Website provides biology students with a range of engaging resources, in the following categories:

  • Plus the full bibliography of literature cited in the etextbook (most linked to their PubMed citations).
  • NEW Dev Tutorials: Professionally produced video tutorials, presented by the etextbook’s authors, reinforces key concepts.
  • NEW Watch Development: Putting concepts into action, these informative videos show real-life developmental biology processes.
  • NEW Scientists Speak: In these question-and-answer interviews, developmental biology topics are explored by leading experts in the field.
  • Web Topics: These extensive topics provide more information for advanced college students, philosophical, historical, and ethical perspectives on issues in developmental biology, and links to additional online resources.

DevBio Laboratory: Vade Mecum3

Included with each new copy of the textbook, Vade Mecum3 is an interactive website that helps college students understand the organisms discussed in the course, and prepare them for the lab. The site includes videos of developmental processes and laboratory techniques, and has chapters on the following organisms: slime mold (Dictyostelium discoideum), planarian, sea urchin, fruit fly (Drosophila), chick, and amphibian.

For Instructors

Instructor’s Resource Library (available to qualified adopters, not on our site)

The Barresi/Gilbert’s Developmental Biology, Eleventh Edition, Instructor’s Resource Library includes the following resources:

  • Vade Mecum3 PowerPoints: Chick serial sections and whole mounts, provided in both labeled and unlabeled versions, for use in creating quizzes, exams, or in-class exercises.
  • Video Collection: Includes video segments depicting a wide range of developmental processes, plus segments from DevBio Laboratory: Vade Mecum3, and Differential Experessions2.
  • NEW Developing Questions: Answers, references, and recommendations for further reading are provided so that you and your students can explore the Developing Questions that are posed throughout each chapter.
  • Textbook Figures & Tables: All of the textbook’s figures, photos, and tables are provided both in JPEG (high- and low-resolution) and PowerPoint formats. All images have been optimized for excellent legibility when projected in the classroom.

* NEW Case Studies in Dev Bio: This new collection of case study problems accompanies the Dev Tutorials and provides instructors with ready-to-use in-class active learning exercises. The case studies foster deep learning in developmental biology by providing students an opportunity to apply course content to the critical analysis of data, to generate hypotheses, and solve novel problems in the field. Each case study includes a PowerPoint presentation and a student handout with accompanying questions.

Additional ISBNs: 978-1605354705, 978-1605355979, 1605357383, 1605356042, 9781605357386, 9781605356044, 978-1605357386, 978-1605356044

NOTE: This product only includes the ebook Developmental Biology 11th Edtion in PDF. NO OTHER MEDIA, ONLINE/ACCESS CODES INCLUDED IN THIS PURCHASE


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