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Animal Diversity

Animal Diversity - 5th edition

ISBN13: 978-0072969450

Cover of Animal Diversity 5TH 09 (ISBN 978-0072969450)
ISBN13: 978-0072969450
ISBN10: 0072969458
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 5TH 09
Copyright: 2009
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company
Published: 2009
International: No

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Animal Diversity - 5TH 09 edition

ISBN13: 978-0072969450

Hickman, Roberts, Keen, Larson and Eisenhour

ISBN13: 978-0072969450
ISBN10: 0072969458
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 5TH 09
Copyright: 2009
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company
Published: 2009
International: No
Summary

The third edition of Animal Diversity presents a survey of the animal kingdom with emphasis on diversity, evolutionary relationships, functional adaptations, and environmental interactions. It is tailored for a one-semester or one-quarter course and is appropriate for both non-science and science majors.

Author Bio

Cleve Hickman is Professor Emeritus at Washington and Lee University, Lexington, VA. He received his Ph.D. in Zoology from the University of British Columbia, did research in animal physiology for eight years, and taught zoology for over 30 years. He's made over 20 trips to the Galapagos Islands for research and as an instructor for student field trips

Larry Roberts is currently teaching parasitology and marine biology at the University of Miami. He received his Ph.D. in Parasitology from Johns Hopkins University and is a coauthor of Foundations of Parasitology, 5/e. Past teaching affiliations include University of Massachusetts, Texas Tech University, and Florida International University. Dr. Roberts has authored numerous research articles and a title of related interest: Underwater World of Sport Diving.

Allan Larson is an Associate Professor at Washington University, St. Louis, MO. He received his Ph.D. in Genetics at the University of California, Berkeley. His fields of specialization include Evolutionary Biology, Molecular Population Genetics and Systematics, and Amphibian Systematics. He's taught courses in general biology, evolution, and population biology.

Table of Contents

1 Science of Zoology and Evolution of Animal Diversity
2 Animal Ecology

3 Animal Architecture

4 Taxonomy and Phylogeny of Animals

5 Protozoan Groups

6 Sponges: Phylum Porifera

7 Radiate Animals: Cnidarians and Ctenophores

8 Acoelomate Bilateral Animals: Flatworms, Ribbon Worms, and Mesozoans

9 Gnathiferans and Smaller Lophotrochozoans

10 Molluscs

11 Annelids and Allied Taxa

12 Smaller Ecdysozoans

13 Arthropods

14 Chaetognaths, Echinoderms and Hemichordates

15 Vertebrate Beginnings: The Chordates

16 Fishes

17 The Early Tetrapods and Modern Amphibians

18 Amniote Origins and Nonavian Reptiles

19 Birds

20 Mammals