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Human Development
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  • Authored by: Ted Zerucha; Introduction by Denton A. Cooley, M.D. Texas Heart Institute Clinical Professor of Surgery at the University of Texas Medical School
  • Also available in The Human Body: How It Works set, 11-Volumes
  • Trim Size: 6 x 9
  • ISBN-10: 1604133716
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-60413-371-4
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $37.50
  • Imprint: Chelsea House
  • Published: 08/01/2009
  • Dewey Number: 612
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up
  • Pages: 112


Each step in a human's development—from the creation of the brain and heart to the formation of the fingers and toes—is carefully regulated. During the approximately 264 days from fertilization to birth, a single cell gives rise to many cells, which take on specialized characteristics, and the group of cells that is the maturing human will take on form and pattern. Human Development examines the significant, well-understood events that take place during this intricate process. This fascinating title also discusses how the study of model organisms has aided our understanding of a human's creation and what happens when something is altered during the normal course of events.


Full-color photographs and illustrations. Sidebars. Glossary. References. Further reading. Web sites. Index.

About the Author(s)

Ted Zerucha received his Bachelor of Science honors degree in biochemistry and a Master of Science degree in microbiology from the University of Manitoba. He earned his Ph.D. in cellular and molecular medicine/anatomy and neurobiology at the University of Ottawa, where he studied at the Loeb Health Research Institute of the Ottawa Hospital. Zerucha now teaches biology at Appalachian State University.

Introduction by Denton A. Cooley, M.D., President and Surgeon-in-Chief of the Texas Heart Institute, Clinical Professor of Surgery at the University of Texas Medical School, Houston, Texas

Reviews and Awards

"...well-developed...clear and detailed...useful at the secondary level in health and anatomy classes and for research...Recommended."

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