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The Skull, Volume 1


In this authoritative three-volume reference work, leading researchers bring together current work to provide a comprehensive analysis of the comparative morphology, development, evolution, and functional biology of the skull.

602 pages | 24 halftones, 57 line drawings | 6 x 9 | © 1993

Biological Sciences: Anatomy, Physiology, Biomechanics, and Morphology

Earth Sciences: Paleontology

Table of Contents

Volume 1 - Development
General Introduction by James Hanken and Brian K. Hall
Preface by James Hanken and Brian K. Hall
1. Axis Specification and Head Induction in Vertebrate Embryos
Richard P. Elinson and Kenneth R. Kao
2. Somitomeres: Mesodermal Segments of the Head and Trunk
Antone G. Jacobson
3. Pattern Formation and the Neutral Crest
Robert M. Langille and Brian K. Hall
4. Deifferentiation and Morphogenesis of Cranial Skeletal Tissues
Peter Thorogood
5. Epigenetic and Functional Influences on Skull Growth
Susan W. Herring
6. Genetic and Developmental Aspects of Variability in the Mammalian Mandible
William R. Atchley
7. Developmental-Genetic Analysis of Skeletal Mutants
David R. Johnson
8. Metamorphosis and the Vertebrate Skull: Ontogenetic Patterns and Developmental Mechanisms
Christopher S. Rose and John O. Reiss
9. Preconception of Adult Structural Pattern in the Analysis of the Developing Skull
Robert Presley
10. Bibliography of Skull Development, 1937-89
Brian K. Hall and James Hanken
List of Contributors

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