Development of the Nervous System, Fourth Edition provides an informative and up-to-date account of our present understanding of the basic principles of neural development as exemplified by key experiments and observations from past and recent times. This book reflects the advances made over the last few years, demonstrating their promise for both therapy and molecular understanding of one of the most complex processes in animal development. This information is critical for neuroscientists, developmental biologists, educators, and students at various stages of their career, providing a clear presentation of the frontiers of this exciting and medically important area of developmental biology.
The book includes a basic introduction to the relevant aspects of neural development, covering all the major topics that form the basis of a comprehensive, advanced undergraduate and graduate curriculum, including the patterning and growth of the nervous system, neuronal determination, axonal navigation and targeting, neuron survival and death, synapse formation and plasticity.
- Provides broad coverage of concepts and experimental strategies
- Includes full color schematics and photographs of critical experiments
- Outlines the molecular and genetic basis for most developmental events
- Written at a level that is appropriate for advanced undergraduates and beyond
- Includes designs of critical experiments that are easy to understand
- Rubenstein and Rakic, Neural Circuit Development and Function in the Healthy and Diseased Brain (Comprehensive Developmental Neuroscience Series), 848pp, May 2013, 9780123972675, $199.95
- Rubenstein and Rakic, Patterning and Cell Type Specification in the Developing CNS and PNS (Comprehensive Developmental Neuroscience Series), 992pp, May 2013, 9780123972651, $199.95
- Rubenstein and Rakic, Cellular Migration and Formation of Neuronal Connections (Comprehensive Developmental Neuroscience Series), 1080pp, May 2013, 9780123972668, $199.95