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 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.
Publisher: Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 730 g
Dimensions: 254 x 178 x 20 mm
"This book is an important step in the process of improving the efficacy of methods for the reconstruction of higher primate evolution. The authors are to be congratulated on their efforts." -Bernard Wood in JOURNAL OF ANATOMY (2001) "...for those in the earlier stages of their paleoanthropological careers mastery of all the material covered here is going to be essential." -David Pilbean, Harvard University, in JOURNAL OF HUMAN EVOLUTION (2001)
You may also be interested in...
Thank you for your reservation
Your order is now being processed and we have sent a confirmation email to you at
When will my order be ready to collect?
Call us on or send us an email at
Unfortunately there has been a problem with your order
Please try again or alternatively you can contact your chosen shop on or send us an email at