9780073040585

Vertebrates : Comparative Anatomy, Function, Evolution

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    9780073040585

  • ISBN10:

    0073040584

  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 8/27/2008
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math
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This one-semester text is designed for an upper-level majors course. Vertebrates features a unique emphasis on function and evolution of vertebrates, complete anatomical detail, and excellent pedagogy. Vertebrate groups are organized phylogenetically, and their systems discussed within such a context. Morphology is foremost, but the author has developed and integrated an understanding of function and evolution into the discussion of anatomy of the various systems.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Origin of Chordates
The Vertebrate Story
Biological Design
Life History
Integument
Skeletal System: The Skull
Skeletal System: The Axial Skeleton
Skeletal System: The Appendicular Skeleton
The Muscular System
The Respiratory System
The Circulatory System
The Digestive System
The Urogenital System
The Endocrine System
The Nervous System
Sensory Organs
Conclusions
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