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Overview

The new 7th 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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A general zoology text, covering cellular chemistry; basic biological concepts; evolution; behavior and ecology; animal organization and classification; cladistic analysis; and animal form and function. Learning aids include chapter outlines and preview questions, boxed readings on current topics, taxonomic summaries and cladograms, visual cues to key concepts, and chapter summaries and questions. Contains color photos throughout, and a glossary. Many supplementary materials for teachers and students are available. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780697243744
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
  • Publication date: 12/28/1995
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 776
  • Product dimensions: 9.02 (w) x 10.98 (h) x 1.26 (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 Ecological and Evolutionary 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 The Pseudocoelomate Body Plan: Aschelminths

12 Molluscan Success

13 Annelida: The Metameric Body Form

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: The First Amniotes

21 Birds: Reptiles by Another Name

22 Mammals: Specialized Teeth, Hair Endothermy, and Viviparity

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 Messengers

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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