Biology of the Invertebrates

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  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-01-15
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Science Engineering
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This textbook is the most concise and readable invertebrates book in terms of detail and pedagogy (other texts do not offer boxed readings, a second color, end of chapter questions, or pronunciation guides). All phyla of invertebrates are covered (comprehensive) with an emphasis on unifying characteristics of each group.

Table of Contents

Environmental Considerations
Invertebrate Classification and Relationships
The Protozoan Protists
The Poriferans and Placozoans
Introduction to the Hydrostatic Skeleton
The Cnidarians
The Ctenophores
The Platyhelminthes
The Gnathifera: Rotifers, Acanthocephalans, and two smaller groups
The Rotifers and Acanthocephalans
The Nemertines
The Molluscs
The Annelids
The Arthropods
Two Phyla of Likely Arthropod Relatives: Tardigrada and Onychophora
The Nematodes
Four Phyla of Likely Nematode Relatives: Nematomorpha, Priapulida, Kinorhyncha, and Loricifera
Three Phyla of Uncertain Affiliation: Gastrotricha, Chaetognatha, and Cyliophora
The Lophophorates (Phoronids, Brachiopods, Bryozoans) and Entoprocts
The Echinoderms
The Hemichordates
The Xenoturbellids
The Nonvertebrate Chordates
Invertebrate Reproduction and Development--An Overview
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cheaptextbooks January 18, 2011
Out of all biology books this would be my most recommended. Also the price to rent this book and buy used is the cheapest I have seen anywhere else! Crazy.
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