by Stephen A. Miller, John P. Harley


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Throughout Zoology,you'll find critical-thinking questions,key terms,summaries,suggested readings and effective ""evolutionary concepts"" that will assist your students in identifying major topics and mastering information. ""Would You Like to Know"" boxed readings maintain student interest,while ""Stop and Ask Yourself"" questions pique curiosity and check understanding.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780072988895
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date: 03/01/2006
Pages: 588

About the Author

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.

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.

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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