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Zoology is organized into three parts. Part One covers the common life processes, including cell and tissue structure and function, the genetic basis of evolution, and the evolutionary and ecological principles that unify all life. Part Two is the survey of protists and animals, emphasizing evolutionary and ecological relationships, aspects of animal organization that unite major animal phyla, and animal adaptations. Part Three covers animal form and function using a comparative approach. This approach includes descriptions and full-color artwork that depict evolutionary changes in the structure and function of selected organ systems.
Table of Contents
|Zoology: An Evolutionary and Ecological Perspective|
|Cells, Tissues, Organs, and Organ Systems of Animals|
|Cell Division and Inheritance|
|Evolution: History and Evidence|
|Evolution and Gene Frequencies|
|Ecology: Preserving the Animal Kingdom|
|Animal-Like Protists and Animalia|
|Animal Classification, Phylogeny, and Organization|
|Animal-like Protists: The Protozoa|
|Multicellular and Tissue Levels of Organization|
|The Triploblastic, Acoelomate Body Plan|
|Annelida: The Metameric Body Form|
|The Pseudocoelomate Body Plan: Aschelminthes (Lophotrochozoan and Ecdysozoan Phyla)|
|The Arthropods: Blueprint for Success|
|The Hexapods and Myriapods: Terrestrial Triumphs|
|Hemichordata and Invertebrate Chordates|
|The Fishes: Vertebrate Success in Water|
|Amphibians: The First Terrestrial Vertebrates|
|Reptiles: Nonavian Diapsid Amniotes|
|Birds: Reptiles by Another name|
|Mammals: Synapsid Amniotes|
|Form and Function: A Comparative Perspective|
|Protection, Support, and Movement|
|Communication I: Nervous and Sensory Systems|
|Communication II: The Endocrine System and Chemical Messages|
|Circulation and Gas Exchange|
|Nutrition and Digestion|
|Temperature and Body Fluid Regulation|
|Reproduction and Development|
|The Chemical Basis of Animal Life|
|Energy and Enzymes: Life’s Driving and Controlling Forces|
|How Animals Harvest Energy Stored in Nutrients|
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