Vertebrate Life

ISBN-10: 0321545761

ISBN-13: 9780321545763

Edition: 8th 2009

Authors: F. Harvey Pough, Christine M. Janis, John B. Heiser

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Key Message:Widely praised for its comprehensive coverage and exceptionally clear writing style, this best-selling book explores how the anatomy, physiology, ecology, and behavior of animals interact to produce organisms that function effectively in their environments and how lineages of organisms change through evolutionary time. TheEighth Editionfeatures dozens of new figures and photos, updated information from molecular data and evolutionary development, and expanded discussions on global climate change, extinction, and conservation. Key Topics:The Diversity, Classification, and Evolution of Vertebrates, Vertebrate Relationships and Basic Structure, Early Vertebrates: Jawless Vertebrates and the Origin of Jawed Vertebrates, Living in Water, Radiation of the Chondrichthyes, Dominating Life in Water: The Major Radiation of Fishes, Geography and Ecology of the Paleozoic, Living on Land, Origin and Radiation of Tetrapods, Salamanders, Anurans, and Caecilians, Synapsids and Sauropods: Two Approaches to Terrestrial Life, Turtles, The Lepidosaurs: Tuatara, Lizards, and Snakes, Ectothermy: A Low-Cost Approach to Life, Geography and Ecology of the Mesozoic, Mesozoic Diapsids: Dinosaurs, Crocodilians, and Birds, Avian Specializations, The Synapsida the the Evolution of Mammals, Geography and Ecology of the Cenozoic, Mammalian Characteristics and Diversity, Mammalian Specializations, Endothermy: A High-Energy Approach to Life, Body Size, Ecology, and Sociality of Mammals, Primate Evolution and the Emergence of Humans, The Impact of Humans on Other Species of Vertebrates Market:Intended for those interested in learning the basics of vertebrate life
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Book details

List price: $179.67
Edition: 8th
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Benjamin-Cummings Publishing Company
Publication date: 9/5/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 752
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 3.608
Language: English

Vertebrate Diversity, Function, And Evolution
The Diversity, Classification, and Evolution of Vertebrates
Vertebrate Relationships and Basic Structure
Early Vertebrates: Jawless Vertebrates and the Origin of Jawed Vertebrates
Non-Amniotic Vertebrates: Fishes And Amphibians
Living in Water
Radiation of the Chondrichthyes
Dominating Life in Water: The Major Radiation of Fishes
Geography and Ecology of the Paleozoic
Living on Land
Origin and Radiation of Tetrapods
Salamanders, Anurans, and Caecilians
Saurospida: Turtles, Lepidosaurs, And Birds
Synapsids and Sauropods: Two Approaches to Terrestrial Life
Turtles
The Lepidosaurs: Tuatara, Lizards, and Snakes
Ectothermy: A Low-Cost Approach to Life
Geography and Ecology of the Mesozoic
Mesozoic Diapsids: Dinosaurs, Crocodilians, and Birds
Avian Specializations
Synapsida: The Mammals
The Synapsida the Evolution of Mammals
Geography and Ecology of the Cenozoic
Mammalian Characteristics and Diversity
Mammalian Specializations
Endothermy: A High-Energy Approach to Life
Body Size, Ecology, and Sociality of Mammals
Primate Evolution and the Emergence of Humans
The Impact of Humans on Other Species of Vertebrates
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