From our embryology podcast series Rhiannon and I wrote a book. A book! Wiley Blackwell have added embryology to their At A Glance series, and they asked us to write it. It has taken us a couple of years but right now it’s available to buy from book shop shelves, online book shops, in ebook and iBook formats, and it’s in libraries to borrow.
We wrote this book as an introduction and revision source for anyone trying to get started or to grips with the essentials of embryology. We tried to write in an engaging and accessible way, hopefully matching what we try to do with the podcasts. There should be more than enough in there for most medicine and health profession students.
Embryology at a Glance introduces the basic principles of human development, from mitosis and meiosis, and walks you through the primary formation of each body system, with coverage of the continued development of the respiratory and vascular systems during the foetal and neonatal periods.
Fully geared towards the medical school curriculum, the coverage of major steps in human development allows a better understanding of adult anatomy, development-associated conditions, congenital abnormalities and their treatments.
You can buy copies of Embryology at a Glance in different formats:
Embryology at a Glance – paperback from Amazon
Embryology at a Glance – Kindle from Amazon
Embryology at a Glance – iBook from Apple (iPad, iPhone)
And it’s available from many other sources too.
Rhiannon and I are still talking about continuing the podcasts (we spent so much time on the book and having children (not together, separately) that the podcast series has paused). I’ve started writing a second book with some clinical colleagues that will be a little bigger, covering early development such as fertilisation, reproduction, anatomy and embryology but also obstetrics, gynaecology, neonatology and child health. That should keep me busy for another couple of years.
If you read the book I really hope that it’s helpful. Good luck!