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Emphasizing the central role of evolution in generating diversity, this best-selling text describes animal life and the fascinating adaptations that enable animals to inhabit so many ecological niches. Featuring high quality illustrations and photographs set within an engaging narrative, Integrated Principles of Zoology is considered the standard by which other texts are measured. With its comprehensive coverage of biological and zoological principles, mechanisms of evolution, diversity, physiology, and ecology, organized into five parts for easy access, this text is suitable for one- or two-semester introductory courses.
Table of Contents
|Introduction to Living Animals|
|Life: Biological Principles and the Science of Zoology|
|The Origin and Chemistry of Life|
|Cells as Units of Life|
|Continuity and Evolution of Animal Life|
|Genetics: A Review|
|The Reproductive Process|
|Principles of Development|
|Diversity of Animal Life|
|Architectural Pattern of an Animal|
|Classification and Phylogeny of Animals|
|Unicellular Eukaryotes: Protozoan Groups|
|Sponges and Placozoans|
|Flatworms, Mesozoans, and Ribbonworms|
|Gnathiferans and Smaller Lophotrochozoans|
|Annelids and Allied Taxa|
|Trilobites, Chelicerates, and Myriapods|
|Chaetognaths, Echinoderms, and Hemichordates|
|Early Tetrapods and Modern Amphibians|
|Amniote Origins and Nonavian Reptiles|
|Activity of Life|
|Support, Protection, and Movement|
|Homeostasis: Osmotic Regulation, Excretion, and Temperature Regulation|
|Homeostasis: Internal Fluids and Respiration|
|Digestion and Nutrition|
|Nervous Coordination: Nervous System and Sense Organs|
|Chemical Coordination: Endocrine System|
|Animals and Their Environments|
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