written and very readable."
"Pinon has a deeper, wider, richer approach
than the competing textbooks."
-Morris Barenfus, University of California at Santa Cruz
"Its comprehensive coverage of the topics
includes up-to-the-minute science and historical perspectives,
all written at a level that is appropriate for the
-Laura Grabel, Wesleyan University
By capturing the latest developments in this dynamic field--including cloning, embryonic stem cells, and assisted reproduction--Ramón Piñón has made sure that his textbook is the most up-to-date and useful introduction to human reproductive biology available. This book, developed from the author's course notes at UC San Diego, is designed as an introductory text for non-science majors. Although its emphasis is on biology, it combines a rich assortment of comparative historical and literary notes with a contemporary inquiry into human sexuality. It may also serve as an intermediate-level text for non-science majors, or an introductory text for students of biology.
About the Author:
Ramón Piñón is Professor Emeritus of the Department of Biology at the University of California, San Diego, where he has taught courses on Introductory Biology, Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, Genetics, Human Genetics, Microbial Genetics Laboratory, Microbiology Laboratory, and Human Reproduction since 1972. He received his Ph.D in Theoretical Physics from Brown University in 1965, and did Post-Doctoral work at the Institute for Theoretical Physics at the University of Nijmegen in the Netherlands, and in the Department of Genetics at the University of Washington. Despite his recent retirement, he is still teaching a full load of courses at UC San Diego.