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Science  26 Oct 2007:
Vol. 318, Issue 5850, pp. 571-572
DOI: 10.1126/science.1148816

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From Embryology to Evo-Devo. A History of Developmental Evolution. Manfred D. Laubichler and Jane Maienschein, Eds.. MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 2007. 577 pp. $55, £33.95. ISBN 9780262122832. Dibner Institute Studies in the History of Science and Technology.

The contributors (historians, philosophers, and biologists) explore the status of ontogeny and phylogeny in early 20th-century biology, discuss the roots and current state of evolutionary developmental biology, and consider the interdisciplinary field's future prospects.