Part 1 Evolution and development, phyla and fossils: evolution and development - terms and concepts; types of animals - kingdoms, phyla, relationships; fossils of the Burgess Shale. Part 2 Form and function, embryos and evolution, inheritance systems: types and the Geoffroy-Cuvier debates - a crossroads in evolutionary morphology; embryological archetypes and homology - establishing evolutionary embryology; Bauplane, constraints and basic phases of development; inheritance systems - zygotic, maternal, epigenetic. Part 3 Embryos in development : model organisms, conserved stages and processes; where generations converge - germ lines and body plans; building vertebrate embryos - heads and tails; building organ systems; integrating organ systems, developmental canalization and asymmetry. Part 4 Embryos in evolution: innovation, novelty and the origin of multicellularity; complexity and the origin of the metazoan; chordate and vertebrate origins and diversification; transition in animal evolution; integrated change in vertebrate evolution. Part 5 Embryos, environment and evolution: evolution as the control of development by ecology; evolution, genetic variability and the environment; a quantitative genetics model for morphological change in development and evolution. Part 6 Development evolves: development evolves - the dilemma for homology; ontogeny evolves - the dilemma for larvae. Part 7 Patterns and processes, time and place: time and place in development; time and place in evolution - heterochrony and heterotopy. Part 8 Principles and processes: evolutionary developmental biology - principles and processes.