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Animal Diversity - Text Only - 2nd edition

Animal Diversity - Text Only (ISBN10: 0070122008; ISBN13: 9780070122000)
ISBN13: 978-0070122000
ISBN10: 0070122008

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 introducti
    on 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.
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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.
...show less

Edition/Copyright: 2ND 00
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Publisher: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company
Year Published: 2000
International: No

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