Concepts in Zoology

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An undergraduate textbook, setting out conceptual frameworks before introducing definitions, naming of parts, and other details of zoology. Proceeds from molecular and cellular levels through animal physiology, ecology, evolution, and behavior before focusing on the major groups of animals. Highly illustrated in color. Includes a glossary without pronunciation. The date of the first edition is not noted. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780065004229
  • Publisher: Addison-Wesley
  • Publication date: 1/28/1992

Table of Contents

Detailed Contents
Preface to Instructors
Preface to Students
1 Introduction 1
Unit 1 The Cellular and Molecular Bases of Life 16
2 Materials and Mechanisms of Cells 19
3 Energetics of Cells 51
4 Genetic Inheritance 65
5 Genetic Control 81
6 Development 105
Unit 2 Maintaining the Cellular Environment 136
7 Nerve Cells 139
8 Nerve Systems 166
9 Hormones and Other Molecular Messengers 182
10 Integument, Skeleton, and Muscle 196
11 Circulation and Immunity 222
12 Oxygen 244
13 Nutrients 259
14 Water and Ions 280
15 Temperature 297
16 Reproduction 313
Unit 3 Interactions of Animals With Their Environments and With Each Other 328
17 Ecology 331
18 Causes of Evolution 361
19 History of Evolution 386
20 Behavior 407
Unit 4 The Diversity of Animals 436
21 Systematics 439
22 Prelude to Animals: Protozoa 460
23 Sponges, Placozoa, and Mesozoa 485
24 Cnidaria and Ctenophora 501
25 Flatworms and Other Acoelomates 524
26 Nematodes and Other Pseudocoelomates 543
27 Miscellaneous Coelomate Protostomes 564
28 Molluscs 583
29 Annelids 609
30 Introduction to Arthropods: Spiders and Other Chelicerates 632
31 Crustaceans 657
32 Insects and Other Uniramia 677
33 Echinoderms and Arrowworms 708
34 Introduction to Chordates 728
35 Fishes 748
36 Amphibians 785
37 Reptiles 806
38 Birds 831
39 Mammals 863
Glossary G-1
Illustration Credits C-1
Index I-1
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 27, 2003

    Zology book is just what students need

    This book is excellent for freshmen and sophomore students interested in a general overview of animal science. The author is witty and creative making reading fun and easy. He spends a lot of time on the "overall big picture" and doesn't get too caught up in details. Although the level of detail covered is adequate for students at the freshmen and sophomore levels. It covers all areas of animal science from cell biology & physiology to ecology & evolution and is a great introductory text for students entering into biological sciences.

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