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Michael Allaby has thoroughly revised this bestselling volume, offering the most authoritative and up-to-date zoology dictionary available today. Allaby covers all aspects of the study of animals in more than 5,250 clearly written entries--many new to this edition, including alarm pheromone, Fick's laws, manometer, and synanthrope. Illustrated with many line drawings, the book defines terms from animal behavior, evolution, earth history, zoogeography, genetics, and physiology, provides full taxonomic coverage of arthropods and other invertebrates, fish, reptiles, amphibians, birds, and mammals, and introduces new material on behavioral ecology and conservation biology. In many entries, he recommends web links, which are kept up to date through the Dictionary of Zoology's companion website. Finally, the book includes detailed appendices covering the universal genetic code, endangered animals, the geologic time scale, and SI units. An invaluable dictionary for students of zoology and the related fields of biological and biomedical sciences, A Dictionary of Zoology is also ideal for amateur naturalists and anyone with an interest in animals.
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Allaby is the general editor of Oxford Dictionary of Natural History and The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Ecology, as well as a leading expert in environmental science. His last two editions of the Dictionary of Zoology have become best sellers, primarily because they are more contemporary than other comprehensive dictionaries in the field, including Anthony Leftwich's Dictionary of Zoology(1973). Using simple, easy-to-understand language in all of the 5250 entries, Allaby expands this edition with the vocabulary of cytology, behavioral ecology, and conservation biology. He has also scrutinized and revised the entries from the previous editions that describe animal behavior, cell structure, ecology, evolutionary concepts, genetics, physiology, taxonomic principles, and zoogeography as well as added biographical notes on some key individuals in the field and included many illustrations, See also references, and detailed appendixes.
—Hazel Cameron

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199233410
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 3/19/2010
  • Series: Oxford Paperback Reference Series
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 704
  • Product dimensions: 4.90 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 1.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael Allaby, a well-known writer on science and the environment, is General Editor of The Oxford Dictionary of Natural History.

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Dictionary of Zoology

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