I. VERTEBRATE DIVERSITY, FUNCTION AND EVOLUTION.
2. The Origin of Vertebrates.
3. The Early Radiation of Vertebrates.
II. TERRESTRIAL ECTOTHERMS: AMPHIBIANS, TURTLES, CROCODILIANS, AND SQUAMATES.
5. The Radiation of the Chondrichthyes.
6. Dominating Life in Water: Teleostomes and the Major Radiation of Fishes.
III. TERRESTRIAL ENDOTHERMS: AMPHIBIANS, TURTLES, CROCODILIANS, AND SQUAMATES.
8. Origin and Radiation of Tetrapods in the Late Paleozoic.
9. Salamanders, Anurans, and Caecilians.
11. The Lepidosaurs: Tuatara, Lizards, and Snakes.
12. Ectothermy: A Low-Cost Approach to Life.
13. Geography and Ecology of the Mesozoic.
14. Mesozoic Diapsids: Dinosaurs, Birds, Crocodilians, and Others.
IV. TERRESTRIAL ENDOTHERMS: BIRDS AND MAMMALS.
16. The Ecology and Behavior of Birds.
17. The Synapsida and the Evolution of Mammals.
18. Geography and Ecology of the Cenozoic.
19. Characteristics of Mammals.
20. Mammalian Adaptations and Evolution.
21. Endothermy: A High-Energy Approach to Life.
22. Body Size, Ecology, and Sociality of Mammals.
23. Humans as Vertebrates.
24. Vertebrate Diversity and Conservation.