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Animal Diversity

ISBN-10: 0073028061
ISBN-13: 9780073028064
Edition: 6th 2012
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Description: This text provides a concise introduction to the field of animal biology. Readers discover general principles of evolution, ecology, classification, systematics, and animal body plans. After these introductory chapters, readers delve into the  More...

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Book details

List price: $112.99
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
Publication date: 12/1/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 496
Size: 9.00" wide x 10.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.288
Language: English

This text provides a concise introduction to the field of animal biology. Readers discover general principles of evolution, ecology, classification, systematics, and animal body plans. After these introductory chapters, readers delve into the biology of all groups of animals. The basic features of each group are discussed, along with evolutionary relationships among group members. Chapter highlights include newly discovered features of animals as they relate to ecology, conservation biology, and value to human society. Regular updates to the phylogenies within the book keep it current.

Cleve Hickman is Professor Emeritus at Washington and Lee University, Lexington, VA. He received his Ph.D. in Zoology from the University of British Columbia, did research in animal physiology for eight years, and taught zoology for over 30 years. He's made over 20 trips to the Galapagos Islands for research and as an instructor for student field trips

Susan Keen and her husband, Jack, once the team physician for the Blue Angels which Harley Hall commanded, were personal friends of Hall and his wife, Mary Lou. She writes from experience as a veteran U.S. Navy wife and from the up-close vantage point of shared heartache over a fallen colleague.

Allan Larson is an Associate Professor at Washington University, St. Louis, MO. He received his Ph.D. in Genetics at the University of California, Berkeley. His fields of specialization include Evolutionary Biology, Molecular Population Genetics and Systematics, and Amphibian Systematics. He's taught courses in general biology, evolution, and population biology.

Larry Roberts is currently teaching parasitology and marine biology at the University of Miami. He received his Ph.D. in Parasitology from Johns Hopkins University and is a coauthor of Foundations of Parasitology, 5/e. Past teaching affiliations include University of Massachusetts, Texas Tech University, and Florida International University. Dr. Roberts has authored numerous research articles and a title of related interest: Underwater World of Sport Diving.

Science of Zoology and Evolution of Animal Diversity
Animal Ecology
Animal Architecture
Taxonomy and Phylogeny of Animals
Protozoan Groups (Unicellular Eukaryotes)
Sponges: Phylum Porifera
Radiate Animals: Cnidarians and Ctenophores
Acoelomorpha, Platyzoa, and Mesozoa: Flatworms, Gastrotrichs, Gnathiferans, and Mesozoans
Polyzoa and Kryptrochozoa: Cycliophora, Entoprocta, Ectoprocta, Brachiopoda, Phoronida, and Nemertea
Molluscs
Annelids and Allied Taxa
Smaller Ecdysozoans
Arthropods
Chaetognaths, Echinoderms, and Hemichordates
Vertebrate Beginnings: The Chordates
Fishes
The Early Tetrapods and Modern Amphibians
Amniote Origins and Nonavian Reptiles
Birds
Mammals

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