Vertebrates: Comparative Anatomy, Function, Evolution

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  • Edition: 7th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2/14/2014
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

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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

1 Introduction

2 Origin of Chordates

3 The Vertebrate Story

4 Biological Design

5 Life History

6 Integument

7 Skeletal System: The Skull

8 Skeletal System: The Axial Skeleton

9 Skeletal System: The Appendicular Skeleton

10 The Muscular System

11 The Respiratory System

12 The Circulatory System

13 The Digestive System

14 The Urogenital System

15 The Endocrine System

16 The Nervous System

17 Sensory Organs

18 Conclusions

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