9780072969450

Animal Diversity

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  • ISBN13:

    9780072969450

  • ISBN10:

    0072969458

  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 10/1/2008
  • Publisher: MCGRAW HILL
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A top choice among students and instructors alike,Animal Diversitycontinues to earn the appreciation of both science majors and non-majors alike. The book uses the theme of evolution to develop a broad-scale view of animal diversitystudents focus not only the organisms themselves, but also the processes that produce evolutionary diversity. The book is unique in its comprehensive survey of zoological diversity and its emphasis on evolutionary, systematic and ecological principles, all in one package.

Table of Contents

Science of Zoology and Evolution of Animal Diversity
Animal Ecology
Animal Architecture
Taxonomy and Phylogeny of Animals
Protozoan Groups
Sponges: Phylum Porifera
Radiate Animals: Cnidarians and Ctenophores
Acoelomate Bilateral Animals: Flatworms, Ribbon Worms, and Mesozoans
Gnathiferans and Smaller Lophotrochozoans
Molluscs
Annelids and Allied Taxa
Smaller Ecdysozoans
Arthropods
Chaetognaths, Echinoderms and Hemichordates
Vertebrate Beginnings: The Chordates
Fishes
The Early Tetrapods and Modern Amphibians
Amniote Origins and Nonavian Reptiles
Birds
Mammals
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