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The Central Nervous System of Vertebrates

Authors: Nieuwenhuys, Rudolf, Donkelaar, Hans J. ten, Nicholson, Charles

  • Features: * 1200 detailed and standardised neuroanatomical drawings * Illustrations painstakingly hand-drawn by a team of graphic designers * functional correlations of vertebrate brains * concepts and methodology of modern comparative neuroscience * five full-colour posters giving an overview of the central nervous system of the vertebrates, ideal for mounting and display

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This book presents a comprehensive account of the structural organisation of all vertebrate groups, ranging from amphioxus and lamprey through fishes, amphibians and birds to mammals. It covers and synthesises one and a half century's research, placing it in the context of the wealth of findings obtained with modern techniques, such as track tracing with different markers, immunohistochemistry and gene mapping. Although the work focusses on structure, functional correlations are provided throughout. The large specialised section of the work, devoted to the central nervous system of the various vertebrate groups, is preceded by introductory chapters dealing with neurons, cell masses, fibre tracts, morphogenesis, histogenesis and techniques. The concepts and methodology of modern comparative neuroscience are systematically treated. A concluding chapter surveys the major fields and "levels" of current comparative neurobiology. An outstanding feature of the work is the presence of numerous especially commissioned detailed and standardized illustrations at both the macroscopic and microscopic level. This three-volume work, including five colour posters, and the Human Central Nervous System (R. Nieuwenhuys et al. 1988, 3rd edn., 4th edn. forthcoming), constitute together a unique reference work for the central nervous system of all vertebrates.

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"The new synthesis by R. Nieuwenhuys and colleagues is stunning and represents a level of scholarship that is rarely achieved in any field. The quality and uniformity of the illustrations are remarkable. ...of immense value to contemporary neurobiologists." Nature

Table of contents (24 chapters)

  • Structure and Function of the Cellular Elements in the Central Nervous System

    Nicholson, C.

    Pages 1-24

  • Structure and Organization of Centres

    Nieuwenhuys, R.

    Pages 25-112

  • Structure and Organisation of Fibre Systems

    Nieuwenhuys, R.

    Pages 113-157

  • Morphogenesis and General Structure

    Nieuwenhuys, R.

    Pages 159-228

  • Histogenesis

    Nieuwenhuys, R.

    Pages 229-271

Buy this book

eBook $74.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-642-18262-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $99.00
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-642-62127-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Central Nervous System of Vertebrates
Authors
Copyright
1998
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-18262-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-18262-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-62127-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XL, 2214
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