Animal Diversity / Edition 4

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Overview

A top choice among students and instructors alike, Animal Diversity continues to earn the appreciation of both science majors and non-majors alike. The book uses the theme of evolution to develop a broad-scale view of animal diversity—students focus not only the organisms themselves, but also the processes that produce evolutionary diversity. The book is unique in its comprehensive survey of zoological diversity and its emphasis on evolutionary, systematic and ecological principles, all in one package.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780072528442
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 2/1/2006
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 480
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.65 (d)

Meet the Author

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

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.

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.

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Table of Contents

1 Science of Zoology and Evolution of Animal Diversity
2 Animal Ecology
3 Animal Architecture
4 Taxonomy and Phylogeny of Animals
5 Protozoan Groups
6 Sponges: Phylum Porifera
7 Radiate Animals: Cnidarians and Ctenophores
8 Acoelomate Bilateral Animals: Flatworms, Ribbon Worms, and Mesozoans
9 Gnathiferans and Smaller Lophotrochozoans
10 Molluscs
11 Annelids and Allied Taxa
12 Smaller Ecdysozoans
13 Arthropods
14 Chaetognaths, Echinoderms and Hemichordates
15 Vertebrate Beginnings: The Chordates
16 Fishes
17 The Early Tetrapods and Modern Amphibians
18 Amniote Origins and Nonavian Reptiles
19 Birds
20 Mammals

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