Incluye referencias bibliográficas e índice CONTENIDO: Environmental Signals and Normal Development. The Environment as a Normal Agent in Producing Phenotypes -- How Agents in the Environment Effect Molecular Changes in Development -- Developmental Symbiosis: Co-Development as a Strategy for Life -- Embryonic Defenses: Survival in a Hostile World -- Ecological Developmental Biology and Disease States. Teratogenesis: Environmental Assaults on Development -- Endocrine Disruptors -- The Epigenetic Origin of Adult Diseases -- Toward a Developmental Evolutionary Synthesis. The Modern Synthesis: Natural Selection of Allelic Variation -- Evolution through Developmental Regulatory Genes -- Environment, Development, and Evolution: Toward a New Synthesis -- Coda. Philosophical Concerns Raised by Ecological Developmental Biology -- App. A. Lysenko, Kammerer, and the Truncated Tradition of Ecological Developmental Biology -- App. B. The Molecular Mechanisms of Epigenetic Change -- App. C. Writing Development Out of the Modern Synthesis -- App. D. Epigenetic Inheritance Systems: The Inheritance of Environmentally Induced Traits.