Organisms reproduce to ensure the continued survival of their respective species. For humans, our ability to produce offspring and contribute to genetic variability in the world is made possible by our body's reproductive system. In ""The Reproductive System"", learn how the development of the reproductive systems in both males and females depends on the delicate and coordinated balance of genetic makeup, hormones, and the nervous system. Also examined in this full-color title are the reproductive systems of males and females, and how the body develops from conception through puberty and into maturity.
Randolph Krohmer received a B.A. in biology and secondary education from Coe College, and an M.S. and Ph.D. in biology from St. Louis University. After postdoctoral appointments at the University of Texas at Austin and Boston University, Krohmer began his tenure at St. Xavier University, serving as chair of the Department of Biology twice. Krohmer has received the Excellence in Scholarship Award numerous times and received the second annual Teacher/Scholar Award. Krohmer is the author of 20 scientific articles, more than 50 abstracts, and numerous lay articles for both children and adults.