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This textbook is the most concise and readable invertebrates book in terms of detail and pedagogy (other texts do not offer boxed readings, a second color, end of chapter questions, or pronunciation guides). All phyla of invertebrates are covered (comprehensive) with an emphasis on unifying characteristics of each group.

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A readable introduction to the biology of each group of invertebrates, emphasizing those characteristics that set each group apart from the others, as well as the basic vocabulary and grammar of invertebrate zoology. Includes end-of-chapter suggestions for further research with references from the primary literature. This third edition contains expanded material in areas including classification schemes, protozoans, molluscs, evolutionary relationships, and social insects. Contains a glossary and b&w photos and illustrations. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780871504500
  • Publisher: Wadsworth
  • Publication date: 1/1/1985
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 513

Table of Contents

1 Environmental Considerations

2 Invertebrate Classification and Relationships

3 The Protozoan Protists

4 The Poriferans and Placozoans

5 Introduction to the Hydrostatic Skeleton

6 The Cnidarians

7 The Ctenophores

8 The Platyhelminthes

9 The Gnathifera: Rotifers, Acanthocephalans, and two smaller groups

10 The Rotifers and Acanthocephalans

11 The Nemertines

12 The Molluscs

13 The Annelids

14 The Arthropods

15 Two Phyla of Likely Arthropod Relatives: Tardigrada and Onychophora

16 The Nematodes

17 Four Phyla of Likely Nematode Relatives: Nematomorpha, Priapulida, Kinorhyncha, and Loricifera

18 Three Phyla of Uncertain Affiliation: Gastrotricha, Chaetognatha, and Cyliophora

19 The Lophophorates (Phoronids, Brachiopods, Bryozoans) and Entoprocts

20 The Echinoderms

21 The Hemichordates

22 The Xenoturbellids

23 The Nonvertebrate Chordates

24 Invertebrate Reproduction and Development--An Overview
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