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  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2001-07-14
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math
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Principles-oriented introductory zoology text for non-majors or combined majors/non-majors (freshman-sophomore level). An introductory general zoology text that is manageable in size and adaptable to a variety of course formats.

Table of Contents

Part 1 Biological Principles

1 Zoology: An Ecological and Evolutionary Perspective

2 Cells, Tissues, Organs, and Organ Systems

What are Cells?/Why Are Most Cells Small?/Cell Membranes/Movement Across Membranes/Cytoplasm, Organelles, and Cellular Components/The Nucleus: Information Center/Tissues/Organs/Organ Systems/Wildlife Alert--Key Deer

3 Cell Division and Inheritance

Concepts/Eukaryotic Chromosmes/Mitotic Cell Division/Meiosis: The Basis of Sexual Reproduction/DNA: The Genetic Material/Inheritance Patterns in Animals

4 Evolution: An Historical Perspective

Evidence of Evolution/Pre-Darwinian Theories of Change/Darwin’s Early Years and His Journey/Early Development of Darwin’s Ideas of Evolution/The Theory of Evolution by Natural Selection/Wildlife Alert-The Iowa Pleistocene Snail

5 Evolution and Gene Frequencies

Modern Synthesis: A Closer Look/Must Evolution Happen/Evolutionary Mechanisms/Species and Speciation/Rates of Evolution/Molecular Evolution/Mosaic Evolution/Wildlife Alert

6 Ecology—Preserving the Animal Kingdom

Animals and their Abiotic Environment/Populations/Interspecific Interactions/Interactions/Animal Communities/Trophic Structure of Ecosystems/Cycling within Ecosystems/Ecological Problems/Wildlife Alert-Kirtland's Warbler

Part Two Animal-like Protists and Animalia

7 Animal Classification, Phylogeny, and Organization

Classification of Organisms/Evolutionary Relationships and Tree Diagrams/Patterns of Organization/Higher Animal Taxonomy/Wildlife Alert-Ozark Big-Eared Bat

8 Animal-Like Protists: The Protozoa

Life Within a Single Plasma Memrbane/Symbiotic Lifestyles/Protozoan Taxonomy/Phylum Sarcomastigophora/Phylum Labyrinthomorpha/Phylum Apicomplexa/Phylum Microspora/Phylum Acetospora/Phylum Myxozoa/Phylum Ciliophora/Further Phylogenetic Considerations/Wildlife Alert-The Kentucky Cave Shrimp

9 Multicellular and Tissue Levels of Organization

Phylum Porifera/Phylum Cnidaria/Phylum Ctenophora/Further Phylogenetic Considerations/Wildlife Alert-Coral Reefs

10 The Tripoblastic, Acoelomate Body Plan

Phylum Platyhelminthes/Phylum Nemertea/Phylum Gastrotricha/Further Phylogenetic Considerations/Wildlife Alert-American Crocodile

11 The Pseudocoelomate Body Plan: Aschelminths

Phylum Rotifera/Phylum Kinorhyncha/Phylum Nematoda/Phylum Nematomorpha/Phylum Acanthocephala/Phylum Loricifera/Phylum Priapulida/Further Phylogenetic Considerations/Wildlife Alert-Indiana Bat

12 Molluscan Success

Molluscan Characteristics/Class Gastropoda/Class Bivalvia/Class Cephalopoda/Class Polyplacophora/Class Scaphopoda/Class Monoplacophora/Class Caudofoveata/Class Aplacophora/Further Phylogenetic Considerations/Wildlife Alert-Fat Pocketbook Mussel

13 Annelida: The Metameric Body Form

Class Polychaeta/Class Oligochaeta/Class Hirudinea/Further Phylogenetic Considerations/Wildlife Alert-The Hine's Emerald Dragonfly

14 The Arthropods: Blueprint for Success

Metamerism and Tagmatization/The Exoskeleton/Metamorphosis/Subphylum Trilobitomorpha/Subphylum Chelicerata/Subphylum Crustacea/Further Phylogenetic Considerations/Wildlife Alert-A Cave Crayfish

15 The Hexapods and Myriapods: Terrestrial Triumphs

Class Diplopoda/Class Chilopoda/Classes Pauropoda and Symphyla/Class Hexapoda/Further Phylogenetic Considerations/Wildlife Alert-The Karner Blud Butterfly

16 The Echinoderms

Class Asteroidea/Class Ophiuroidea/Class Echinoidea/Class Holothuroidea/Class Crinoidea/Class Concentricycloidea/Further Phylogenetic Considerations/Wildlife Alert-Imperiled Sea Cucumbers

17 Hemichordata and Invertebrate Chordates

Phylum Hemichordata/Phylum Chordata/Further Phylogenetic Considerations/Wildlife Alert-The Gila Trout

18 The Fishes: Vertebrate Success in Water

Survey of Fishes/Evolutionary Pressures/Further Phylogenetic Considerations/Wildlife Alert-The Pallid Sturgeon

19 Amphibians: The First Terrestrial Vertebrates

Survey of Amphibians/Evolutionary Pressures/Further Phylogenetic Considerations/Wildlife Alert-Red Hills Salamander

20 Reptiles: The First Amniotes

Survey of Reptiles/Evolutionary Pressures/Further Phylogenetic Considerations/Wildlife Alert-Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle

21 Birds: Feathers, Flight, and Endothermy

Evolutionary Pressures/Further Phylogenetic Considerations/Wildlife Alert-Red-Cockaded Woodpecker

22 Mammals: Specialized Teeth, Endothermy, Hair, and Viviparity

Diversity of Mammals/Evolutionary Pressures/Further Phylogenetic Considerations/Wildlife Alert-The Southern California Sea Otter

Part Three Form and Function: A Comparative Perspective

23 Protection, Support, and Movement

Protection: Integumentary Systems/Movement and Support: Skeletal Systems/Movement: Nonmuscular Movement and Muscular Systems

24 Communication I: Nervous and Sensory Systems

Neurons: The Basic Functional Units of the Nervous System/Neuron Communication/Invertebrate Nervous Systems/Vertebrate Nervous Systems/Sensory Reception/Invertebrate Sensory Receptors/Vertebrate Sensory Receptors

25 Communication II: The Endocrine System and Chemical Messengers

Chemical Messengers/Hormones and Their Feedback Systems/Mechanisms of Hormone Action/Some Hormones of Invertebrates/An Overview of the Vertebrate Endocrine System/Endocrine Systems of Vertebrates Other Than Birds or Mammals/Endocrine Systems of Birds and Mammals

26 Circulation and Gas Exchange

Internal Transport and Circulatory Systems/ImmunityGas Exchange

27 Nutrition and Digestion

Evolution of Digestion/The Metabolic Fate of Nutrients in Heterotrophs/Digestion/Animal Strategies for Getting and Using Food/Diversity in Digestive Structures: Invertebrates/Diversity in Digestive Structures: Vertebrates/The Mammalian Digestive System

28 Temperature and Body Fluid Regulation

Homeostasis and Temperature Regulation/Control of Water and Solutes (Osmoregulation and Excretion)/Invertebrate Excretory Systems/Vertebrate Excretory Systems

29 Reproduction and Development

Asexual Reproduction in Invertebrates/Sexual Reproduction in Invertebrates/Sexual Reproduction in Vertebrates/Examples of Reproduction among Various Vertebrate Classes

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