Invertebrate Zoology: A Functional Evolutionary Approach / Edition 7

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Ruppert/Barnes' best-selling introduction to the biology of invertebrates is highly regarded for its accuracy and strong research base. This thorough revision provides a survey by animal group, emphasizing evolutionary origins, adaptive morphology and physiology, while covering anatomical ground plans and basic developmental patterns. New co-author Richard Fox brings to the revision his expertise as an ecologist, offering a good balance to Ruppert's background as a functional morphologist. Lavish illustrations and extensive citations make the book extremely valuable as a teaching tool and reference source.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780030259821
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 8/7/2003
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 1008
  • Product dimensions: 8.10 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 1.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Professor Edward E. Ruppert attended University of North Carolina for both his undergraduate and graduate education, was a North Carolina Board of Technology Postdoctoral Fellow, Smithsonian Postdoctoral Fellow, Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution Senior Postdoctoral Fellow, and a Smithsonian Institution Senior Postdoctoral Fellow. Professor Ruppert has received the Smithsonian Visiting Investigator Award.

New co-author Richard Fox brings to the revision his expertise as an ecologist, which presents a good balance to Ruppert's background as a functional morphologist. Fox's research is with arthropods, the largest group of invertebrates. He contributes a current perspective on this large group, including many changes in species classification based on molecular evolutionary research. Finally, Fox and Ruppert have co-taught several courses, and they have collaborated on two professional titles.

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Invertebrates. 2. Introduction to Protozoa. 3. Protozoa. 4. Introduction to Metazoa. 5. Porifera and Placozoa. 6. Introduction to Eumetazoa. 7. Cnidaria. 8. Ctenophora. 9. Introduction to Bilateria. 10. Platyhelminthes and Mesozoa. 11. Nemertea. 12. Mollusca. 13. Annelida. 14. Echiura and Sipuncula. 15. Onychophora and Tardigrada. 16. Introduction to Arthropoda. 17. Trilobitomorpha. 18. Chelicerata. 19. Crustacea. 20. Myriapoda. 21. Insecta. 22. Cycloneuralia (Gastrotricha, Nematoda, Nematomorpha, Priapulida, Loricifera, Kinorhyncha). 23. Gnathifera (Gnathostomulida, Rotifera, Acanthocephala, Micrognathozoa). 24. Kamptozoa (Entoprocta) and Cycliophora. 25. Lophophorata (Phoronida, Brachiopoda, Bryozoa). 26. Chaetognatha. 27. Hemichordata. 28. Echinodermata. 29. Chordata.

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  • Posted February 13, 2010

    Wonderful tome! Too comprehensive for just one semester's work.

    Extremely comprehensive. Too much detail for 400 level work.
    From the paleontologic view; accuracy isn't that good.

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