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Invertebrates A Synthesis

ISBN-10: 0632047615
ISBN-13: 9780632047611
Edition: 3rd 2001 (Revised)
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Description: The Invertebrates is a textbook which integrates both approaches, describing the range and diversity of invertebrates and the way they work, thus meeting the modern teaching needs of the subject.

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Book details

List price: $149.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/8/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 512
Size: 8.75" wide x 11.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.968
Language: English

The Invertebrates is a textbook which integrates both approaches, describing the range and diversity of invertebrates and the way they work, thus meeting the modern teaching needs of the subject.

Preface
Evolutionary Introduction
Introduction: Basic Approach and Principles
Why invertebrates?
Properties of living things
Origins of life
Levels of organismic organization
Prospects
Further reading
The Evolutionary History and Phylogeny of the Invertebrates
Introduction
The simplest animals
The bilaterally-symmetrical animals
Interrelationships of the superphyla
The origin, radiation and extinction of animal groups
Biodiversity
Further reading
The Invertebrate Phyla
Parallel Approaches to Animal Multicellularity
'The Protozoa'
Superphylum Parazoa (sponges)
Superphylum Phagocytellozoa
Superphylum Radiata
Superphylum Mesozoa
Superphylum Bilateria
Further reading
The Worms
Phylum Nemertea (ribbon- or proboscis-worms)
Phylum Gnathostomula
Phylum Gastrotricha
Phylum Nematoda
Phylum Nematomorpha (horsehair worms)
Phylum Kinorhyncha
Phylum Loricifera
Phylum Priapula
Phylum Rotifera
Phylum Acanthocephala
Phylum Sipuncula
Phylum Echiura
Phylum Pogonophora
Phylum Annelida
Worms of uncertain phylum
Further reading
The Molluscs
Phylum Mollusca
Further reading
The Lophophorates
Phylum Phorona
Phylum Brachiopoda (lamp-shells)
Phylum Bryozoa
Phylum Entoprocta
Phylum Cycliophora
Further reading
The Deuterostomes
Phylum Chaetognatha (arrow-worms)
Phylum Hemichordata
Phylum Echinodermata
Phylum Chordata
Further reading
Invertebrates with Legs: the Arthropods and Similar Groups
Phylum Tardigrada (water bears)
Phylum Pentastoma (tongue-worms)
Phylum Onychophora
Phylum Chelicerata
Phylum Uniramia
Phylum Crustacea
Further reading
Invertebrate Functional Biology
Feeding
Introduction: the evolution of animal modes of feeding
Types of animal feeding: patterns of acquisition and processing
Costs and benefits of feeding: optimal foraging
Conclusion
Further reading
Mechanics and Movement (Locomotion)
Introduction
The generation of forces by animal cells
Ciliary locomotion
Muscular activity and skeletal systems
Burrowing, creeping, crawling, walking and running: locomotion over and through a solid substrate
Swimming and flying
Conclusions
Further reading
Respiration
Central importance of ATP in respiration
Backbone of catabolism
Generating ATP without O[subscript 2]
Uptake of O[subscript 2]
Measuring metabolism
Factors influencing respiration
Conclusions
Further reading
Excretion, Ionic and Osmotic Regulation, and Buoyancy
Excretion
Osmotic and ionic regulation
Excretory systems
Conclusions
Further reading
Defence
Classification of threats
Defence
Conclusions
Further reading
Reproduction and Life Cycles
Introduction
The significance of sexual and asexual reproduction
The organization of sexual reproduction and life histories: reproductive traits and functions
The control of reproductive processes
Reproduction and resource allocation
Conclusions
Further reading
Development
Oogenesis: the storage of developmental information
Patterns of early development
Experimental embryology of invertebrates: the determination of cell fate
The developmental genetics of Drosophila melanogaster
Larval development and metamorphosis
Regeneration
Conclusion: invertebrate development and the genetic programme
Further reading
Control Systems
Potentials
Neurones and their connections
Organization of nervous systems
Receptors
Vision
Sensory processing
Spontaneity
Neural bases of behaviour
Organization of motor output
Chemical communication
Roles of endocrine systems
Applications
Conclusion
Further reading
Basic Principles Revisited
Basic physiological features of phenotypes
The primacy of replication and reproduction
Ontogeny
Ontogeny and phylogeny
Size and shape--scaling
Further reading
Glossary
Illustration Sources
Index

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