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Overview

The 8th edition of Zoology continues to offer students an introductory general zoology text that is manageable in size and adaptable to a variety of course formats. It is a principles-oriented text written for the non-majors or the combined course, presented at the freshman and sophomore level.

Zoology is organized into three parts. Part One covers the common life processes, including cell and tissue structure and function, the genetic basis of evolution, and the evolutionary and ecological principles that unify all life. Part Two is the survey of protists and animals, emphasizing evolutionary and ecological relationships, aspects of animal organization that unite major animal phyla, and animal adaptations. Part Three covers animal form and function using a comparative approach. This approach includes descriptions and full-color artwork that depict evolutionary changes in the structure and function of selected organ systems.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780073028200
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
  • Publication date: 9/8/2009
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 8
  • Pages: 608
  • Sales rank: 1,004,464
  • Product dimensions: 9.20 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Stephen Miller currently teaches courses in Zoology, Biology and Invertebrate Zoology at The College of the Ozarks, Lookout Point, MO (Branson). He is also the author of General Zoology Lab Manual, 3e.

John Harley teaches Anatomy & Physiology and General Biology at Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY and is also co-author of Prescott/Harley/Klein Microbiology and the ASM Microbial Telecourse Study Guide.

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Table of Contents

Part One: Biological Principles

1. Zoology: An Evolutionary and Ecological Perspective

2. Cells, Tissues, Organs, and Organ Systems of Animals

3. Cell Division and Inheritance

4. Evolution: History and Evidence

5. Evolution and Gene Frequencies

6. Ecology: Preserving the Animal Kingdom
Part Two: Animal-Like Protists and Animalia

7. Animal Classification, Phylogeny, and Organization

8. Animal-like Protists: The Protozoa

9. Multicellular and Tissue Levels of Organization

10. The Triploblastic, Acoelomate Body Plan

11. Molluscan Success

12. Annelida: The Metameric Body Form

13. The Pseudocoelomate Body Plan: Aschelminthes (Lophotrochozoan and Ecdysozoan Phyla)

14. The Arthropods: Blueprint for Success

15. The Hexapods and Myriapods: Terrestrial Triumphs

16. The Echinoderms

17. Hemichordata and Invertebrate Chordates

18. The Fishes: Vertebrate Success in Water

19. Amphibians: The First Terrestrial Vertebrates

20. Reptiles: Nonavian Diapsid Amniotes

21. Birds: Reptiles by Another name

22. Mammals: Synapsid Amniotes
Part Three: Form and Function: A Comparative Perspective

23. Protection, Support, and Movement

24. Communication I: Nervous and Sensory Systems

25. Communication II: The Endocrine System and Chemical Messages

26. Circulation and Gas Exchange

27. Nutrition and Digestion

28. Temperature and Body Fluid Regulation

29. Reproduction and Development

30. The Chemical Basis of Animal Life

31. Energy and Enzymes: Life’s Driving and Controlling Forces

32. How Animals Harvest Energy Stored in Nutrients

33. Embryology

34. Animal Behavior
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 29, 2009

    Perfectly what I was looking for!

    I am young and not old enough to be in college, but I loved zoology and wanted to get a headstart in it. I am very young, 13 years old. I only didn't understand the second chapter, but i am sure i will understand it when i am older. I love animals and want to be a zoologist, and this book was perfect for me. I am probably the first teenager to ever read this book, it is very scientific. Before I knew almost nothing about zoology. It is not too confusing, but requires a lot of thinking and concentration. Great college book, and my guess is that they will have this book in college, except maybe by then there would be a higher edition. Recommended for students who want to learn zoology and scholars.

    Overall, if you love animals and find them fascinating, and are looking for a job in zoology in your future, zoology is a great way to go. It is one of the widest fields of science and gives you many options. In zoology you specialize in one part of it, leaving animal-lovers with many options.

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