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Using familiar examples and clear arguments, this volume offers fresh alternatives to widespread misconceptions about biological development.
1. Defining development, If possible; 2. Cells and development; 3. Development as the history of the individual; 4. Revisiting the embryo; 5. Developmental sequences: sustainability vs adaptation; 6. Genes and development; 7. Emerging form; 8. The ecology of development; Concluding remarks.
Alessandro Minelli is a former Professor of Zoology and, in retirement, a senior scientist at the University of Padova, Italy. He is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Entomological Society and the Italian Society for Developmental and Cell Biology. He is the author of numerous books on evolutionary and developmental biology, including The Development of Animal Form (Cambridge, 2003), Plant Evolutionary Developmental Biology (Cambridge, 2018) and The Biology of Reproduction (Cambridge, 2019).