Read While You Wait - Get immediate ebook access, if available*, when you order a print book

Advances in Anatomy, Embryology and Cell Biology

Development of the Retinotectal Projection in the Chicken

Authors: Rager, Günter

Free Preview

Buy this book

eBook $84.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-642-67681-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $109.00
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-540-10121-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Immediate ebook access, if available*, with your print order
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
About this book

Wilhelm His, one of the founders of developmental neurobiology, was convinced "that the processes of generation and development obey fundamental and simple laws and submit to the general laws of nature" (His 1901). Therefore, we should be able to find immediate conditions, dependencies and rules determining the de­ velopment of an organic form. With this in mind, His (1874) defined the task of embryology as follows: "Developmental biology is essentially a physiological science; it has not only to describe how each individual form develops from the egg, it has to derive this development in such a way that each developmental stage together with all its specialities appears as a necessary consequence of the immediately pre­ ceding stage . . . Only if developmental biology has given a perfect physiological deriva­ tion for any given form, has it the right to say that it has explained this individual form. " The ultimate aim of a physiological derivation would be that laws of growth valid for organic ,beings can be expressed as mathematical formulae (His 1874). To exemplify this, he formulated a universal and purely formal law of growth in mathematical terms making the comment: "I now suggest that the body form follows immediately from germinal growth and can be derived from the given germinal form according to the laws of growth. My interest is, therefore, firstly to detect the law of growth empirically and secondly to derive consecutive forms of the developing or­ ganism by applying this law.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $84.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-642-67681-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $109.00
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-540-10121-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Immediate ebook access, if available*, with your print order
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Loading...

Recommended for you

Loading...

Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Development of the Retinotectal Projection in the Chicken
Authors
Series Title
Advances in Anatomy, Embryology and Cell Biology
Series Volume
63
Copyright
1980
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-67681-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-67681-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-540-10121-5
Series ISSN
0301-5556
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 92
Topics

*immediately available upon purchase as print book shipments may be delayed due to the COVID-19 crisis. ebook access is temporary and does not include ownership of the ebook. Only valid for books with an ebook version. Springer Reference Works and instructor copies are not included.