9780030223693

Functional Anatomy of the Vertebrates An Evolutionary Perspective

by ; ; ;
  • ISBN13:

    9780030223693

  • ISBN10:

    0030223695

  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 12/18/2000
  • Publisher: Brooks Cole
  • View Upgraded Edition

Note: Supplemental materials are not guaranteed with Rental or Used book purchases.

Purchase Benefits

  • Free Shipping On Orders Over $59!
    Your order must be $59 or more to qualify for free economy shipping. Bulk sales, PO's, Marketplace items, eBooks and apparel do not qualify for this offer.
  • Get Rewarded for Ordering Your Textbooks! Enroll Now
  • We Buy This Book Back!
    In-Store Credit: $2.10
    Check/Direct Deposit: $2.00
List Price: $351.66 Save up to $335.42
  • Rent Book $16.24
    Add to Cart Free Shipping

    TERM
    PRICE
    DUE
    HURRY! ONLY 2 COPIES IN STOCK AT THIS PRICE

Supplemental Materials

What is included with this book?

  • The New copy of this book will include any supplemental materials advertised. Please check the title of the book to determine if it should include any access cards, study guides, lab manuals, CDs, etc.
  • The Used and Rental copies of this book are not guaranteed to include any supplemental materials. Typically, only the book itself is included. This is true even if the title states it includes any access cards, study guides, lab manuals, CDs, etc.

Summary

This book introduces students to the groups of vertebrates and explores the anatomical evolution of vertebrates within the context of the functional interrelationships of organs and the changing environments to which vertebrates have adapted. The text contains all of the material taught in classic comparative anatomy courses, but integrates this material with current research in functional anatomy. This integration adds a new dimension to our understanding of structure and helps students understand the evolution of vertebrates.

Table of Contents

PART I: BACKGROUND FOR THE STUDY OF VERTEBRATE ANATOMY
1. Introduction
2. Phylogenetic Relationships of Chordates and Craniates
3. Diversity and Phylogenetic History of Craniates
4. Early Development and Comparative Embryology
5. Form and Function
PART II: PROTECTION, SUPPORT, AND MOVEMENT
6. The Integument
7. The Cranial Skeleton
8. The Postcranial Skeleton: The Axial Skeleton
9. The Postcranial Skeleton: The Appendicular Skeleton
10. The Muscular System
11. Functional Anatomy of Support and Locomotion
PART III: INTEGRATION
12. The Sense Organs
13. The Nervous System I: Organization, Spinal Cord, and Peripheral Nerves
14. The Nervous System II: The Brain
15. Endocrine Integration
PART IV: METABOLISM AND REPRODUCTION
16. The Digestive System: Oral Cavity and Feeding Mechanisms
17. The Digestive System: Pharynx, Stomach, and Intestine
18. The Respiratory System
19. The Circulatory System
20. The Excretory System and Osmoregulation
21. The Reproductive System and Reproduction
PART V: CONCLUSION
22. Conclusion/Epilogue

Rewards Program

Write a Review