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    Martin H. Johnson(Author) Barry Everitt(Author)

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"Essential Reproduction" provides a completely integrated and multidisciplinary approach to the study of reproduction. The book is for all students taking courses in reproductive physiology, whether in medicine or in science.

The book spans the disciplines of anatomy, physiology, behavioral science, endocrinology, immunology, genetics and clinical science. It draws out the general, fundamental principles of reproduction, and makes clear the differences between species in relevant areas – often in tabular form or as illustrations for clarity of presentation.

The new edition of this popular text is in full color and has been revised and updated. A new chapter on gender and sexuality is now included.

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  • By Lhara on 20 July 2009

    Though this book certainly looks glossy, and has many appealingly named chapters, I found this book extremely hard to digest. First off, the author has the tendency to opt for flowery and complicated words (which usually shouldn't be a problem, but in this case it just makes it hard to read) and I also found that the author asked questions (in the text, not as a revision question) and went off on a tangent without actually answering the question. (Which I found was the case when they asked why the mother does not reject the foetus. There was a really good following about a certain antigen, but the question wasn't answered.) Or in some cases, he would answer the question but you had to either re-read or look really hard, and when you're trying to do a lot of studying, this isn't exactly appealing. I also found topics such as the menstrual cycle to be not as comprehesive as I would have liked it to be, often mixing in with the luteal cycle. I would have preferred it to be separate and also not mixed in with other chapters. I did find myself conferring things he said with Wikipedia, and actually found Wikipedia to be more insightful.That said, the book does have its pros. There is a good summary of points at the end of each chapter, and the subtitles usually offer a key point or interesting fact. The set-up is also clear.I was lucky enough to get this book second-hand, and would definitely not recommend someone buying this full price unless they're sure it's for them.

  • By Dr D on 2 October 2008

    I disagree with the poor review this got from one contributor here. The text is very useful for understanding the key concepts of reproduction.Inclusion of non human data is beneficial as it helps outline the key processes in a simpler model. Human reproduction & hormonal control is at best moderately understood.It is a core text in our curriculum.Medical studentLondon

  • By K. Keith on 23 November 2011

    im currently looking for another book, that is in fact "essential", very difficult read. when you compare it to another book, say alberts molecular biology of the cell, this books standards is way off the the mark. you cant just jump in and read about hormones, it requires deep previous knowledge so defeats the point of the book... im an msc student

  • By Bea Saini on 1 March 2014

    I expected this to be an intermediate level text but its just not as detailed as I was expecting from authors of such caliber, it seems dumbed down and over simplified. Still OK to get you started if the concepts and anatomy are new to you but I would only use this to give me basic information, I would look elsewhere for real detail.

  • By Louise on 24 March 2008

    I have found this book useful. It does have clear diagrams and good explanations, but it is a little overwhelming in places. I think I would be happier sticking to a general obs and gynae textbook.

  • By emily on 9 January 2013

    This book is a great intro to the subject, bu I found it said too little on fetal physiology for my purposes.


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