Vertebrates: Comparative Anatomy, Function, Evolution / Edition 6

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Overview

This one-semester text is designed for an upper-level majors course. Vertebrates features a unique emphasis on function and evolution of vertebrates, complete anatomical detail, and excellent pedagogy. Vertebrate groups are organized phylogenetically, and their systems discussed within such a context. Morphology is foremost, but the author has developed and integrated an understanding of function and evolution into the discussion of anatomy of the various systems.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780073524238
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
  • Publication date: 2/18/2011
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 816
  • Sales rank: 234,827
  • Product dimensions: 8.80 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Ken Kardong is a professor in the zoology department at Washington State University, Pullman, WA. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois and his MS and BA from the University of Washington. In addition to teaching comparative anatomy and evolution, Ken is also involved in developing software programs for use in the laboratory sections of these courses.
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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Introduction 1
Ch. 2 Origin of Chordates 47
Ch. 3 The Vertebrate Story 80
Ch. 4 Biological Design 122
Ch. 5 Life History 154
Ch. 6 Integument 198
Ch. 7 Skeletal System: The Skull 222
Ch. 8 Skeletal System: The Axial Skeleton 275
Ch. 9 Skeletal System: The Appendicular Skeleton 305
Ch. 10 The Muscular System 345
Ch. 11 The Respiratory System 385
Ch. 12 The Circulatory System 422
Ch. 13 The Digestive System 471
Ch. 14 The Urogenital System 511
Ch. 15 The Endocrine System 557
Ch. 16 The Nervous System 589
Ch. 17 Sensory Organs 631
Ch. 18 Conclusions 673
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