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Development, Growth, and Evolution: Implications for the Study of the Hominid Skeleton Paul OHiggins

Development, Growth, and Evolution: Implications for the Study of the Hominid Skeleton

Paul OHiggins

Published April 19th 2000
ISBN : 9780125249652
Hardcover
288 pages
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This book presents a synthesis of the modern approaches to the study of ontogeny and the interpretation of the fossil evidence for human origins. Recent years have seen significant developments in the understanding of the regulation of embryonicMoreThis book presents a synthesis of the modern approaches to the study of ontogeny and the interpretation of the fossil evidence for human origins. Recent years have seen significant developments in the understanding of the regulation of embryonic pattern formation and skeletal adaptation, and in techniques for the visualizations and analysis of ontogenetic transformations, offering the prospect of understanding the mechanisms underpinning phylogenetic transformation in the skeleton. Advances in developmental biology, molecular genetics, biomechanics, microscopy, imaging and morphometrics are brought to bear on the subject.Key Features* Reviews important hot subject areas* Juxtaposes contributions by developmental biologists and those by evolutionary morphologists* Makes some bold insights- synthesizes development and evolution