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Animal Diversity - Text Only

Animal Diversity - Text Only - 2nd edition

ISBN13: 978-0070122000

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Publisher: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company
Published: 2000
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Animal Diversity - Text Only - 2ND 00 edition

ISBN13: 978-0070122000

Cleveland P. Jr. Hickman, Larry S. Roberts and Allan Larson

ISBN13: 978-0070122000
ISBN10: 0070122008
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 2ND 00
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company

Published: 2000
International: No
Summary

This brief text focuses on the heart of the zoology course: the study of the animal kingdom. Introductory chapters cover classification, evolution, and animal architecture. Appropriate for one-term majors or mixed majors/non-majors courses emphasizing animal diversity. Assumes students have had previous courses in general biology, genetics, and/or chemistry.

  • Emphasis on animal diversity with an introduction to evolution and classification.

  • Descriptions of appropriate web links appear at the end of every chapter. To avoid future "dead links" these will guide the student to a McGraw-Hill website where URLs can be updated as needed.

  • Covers the "heart" of a zoology course: a complete discussion of animals (protozoa to mammals). These chapters are preceded by an introduction to classification, evolution and animal architecture.

  • Length and Level Length: Half the size of standard Zoology texts. Level: Appropriate for intermediate level courses needing an abbreviated version of the longer Hickman titles.

  • Classification: Taxonomy is presented with both the Linnaean system and with cladistics via cladograms. Students and professors both benefit by having both systems presented in the text. Students are better prepared by studying both. The material on cladistics can be easily skipped if so desired by the instructor.

  • This text contains modern, thoroughly researched coverage of the phyla of animals. It emphasizes the unifying architectural and functional themes of each group.

Author Bio

Hickman, Cleveland P. Jr. : Washington and Lee University

Roberts, Larry S. : University of Miami

Larson, Allan : Washington University

Table of Contents

Chapter One- Science of Zoology and Evolution of Animal Diversity

Chapter Two- Animal Architecture

Chapter Three- Classification and Phylogeny of Animals

Chapter Four- The Animal-like Protista

Chapter Five- Sponges: Phylum Porifera

Chapter Six- The Radiate Animals: Cnidarians and Ctenophores

Chapter Seven- Acoelomate Animals: Flatworms, Ribbon Worms, and Jaw Worms

Chapter Eight- Pseudocoelomate Animals

Chapter Nine- Molluscs

Chapter Ten- Segmented Worms: The Annelids

Chapter Eleven- Arthropods

Chapter Twelve- Lesser Protostomes and Lophophorates

Chapter Thirteen- Echinoderms, Hemichordates, and Chaetognaths

Chapter Fourteen- Vertebrate Beginnings: The Chordates

Chapter Fifteen- Fishes

Chapter Sixteen- The Early Tetrapods and Modern Amphibians

Chapter Seventeen- Reptiles

Chapter Eighteen- Birds

Chapter Nineteen- Mammals


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