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Integrated Principles of Zoology - 12th edition

Integrated Principles of Zoology (ISBN10: 0072930284; ISBN13: 9780072930283)
ISBN13: 978-0072930283
ISBN10: 0072930284

This edition has also been released as:
ISBN13: 978-0072439403
ISBN10: 0072439408

Summary: This best-selling, comprehensive text is suitable for one- or two-semester courses. Integrated Principles of Zoology is considered the standard by which other texts are measured. It features high quality illustrations and photos, engaging narrative, traditional organization, and comprehensive coverage.

New to This Edition
  • Many of the changes in this edition were guided by the suggestion
    s of 49 zoology instructors who read and commented on sections of the eleventh edition. For the eleventh edition, the vertebrate chapters of Part Three, and several chapters on functional systems (Part Four) were revised by invited contributors, all experienced zoologists who were solicited for their interest and expertise in the subject matter of specific chapters. This twelfth edition continues to benefit from their participation. In general, we revised all chapters to make the text current while eliminating excessive detail, and placed more emphasis on experimentation and comparative studies in zoology.
  • Order of chapters in Parts One and Two has been maintained as in the eleventh edition. The presentation is streamlined by discussing basic chemistry in the context of the origin of life.
  • Several chapters in Part Three have been reorganized. Because evidence is strong that lophophorate phyla and Chaetognatha are protostomes, separate chapters for each of these are not justified; therefore, material on these phyla has been moved to single chapter covering all smaller phyla of coelomate protostomes (Chapter 21). Removal of chaetognaths from the chapter covering hemichordates made that chapter quite short, and accordingly, hemichordates are now covered in the same chapter as echinoderms, their closest relatives.
  • Throughout the text we updated references, revised or replaced many illustrations, and rewrote many of the Review Questions to provoke thought and reduce emphasis on rote memorization.
  • The art inside the front cover has been completely revised to depict phylogenetic relationships consistent with the Lophotrochozoa/Ecdysozoa hypothesis and other phylogenetic relationships based on sequence analysis of DNA.
  • New co-author Helen I'Anson has focused on revising and updating reproductive chapters.
  • Instructor's can customize this text using our do-it-yourself website! The Primis Content Center features more than one million items, including this and hundreds of other best-selling McGraw-Hill textbooks, laboratories, case studies, and readings. These materials, along with others including your own notes, can be customized into a black and white, high resolution printed textbook or a full-color Primis eBook that saves your students 1/3 off bookstore prices. Log on to our website, register, and create your own complimentary copy. www.primiscontentcenter.com
Features
  • This text is considered the market standard. It is comprehensive, accurate, well-written and has an unsurpassed illustration program. The line drawings were created by Bill Ober, who is a medical illustrator and physician, and Claire Garrison.
  • Key pedagogical elements include: Chapter Prologues, Chapter Notes, Summaries, Review Questions, and Selected References.
  • Suggested Internet topics are added at the end of each chapter; hyperlinks are available on this text's Online Learning Center web site at www.mhhe.com/hickman12
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Summary: This best-selling, comprehensive text is suitable for one- or two-semester courses. Integrated Principles of Zoology is considered the standard by which other texts are measured. It features high quality illustrations and photos, engaging narrative, traditional organization, and comprehensive coverage.

New to This Edition
  • Many of the changes in this edition were guided by the suggestions of 49 zoology instructors who read and commented on sections of the eleventh edition. For the eleventh edition, the vertebrate chapters of Part Three, and several chapters on functional systems (Part Four) were revised by invited contributors, all experienced zoologists who were solicited for their interest and expertise in the subject matter of specific chapters. This twelfth edition continues to benefit from their participation. In general, we revised all chapters to make the text current while eliminating excessive detail, and placed more emphasis on experimentation and comparative studies in zoology.
  • Order of chapters in Parts One and Two has been maintained as in the eleventh edition. The presentation is streamlined by discussing basic chemistry in the context of the origin of life.
  • Several chapters in Part Three have been reorganized. Because evidence is strong that lophophorate phyla and Chaetognatha are protostomes, separate chapters for each of these are not justified; therefore, material on these phyla has been moved to single chapter covering all smaller phyla of coelomate protostomes (Chapter 21). Removal of chaetognaths from the chapter covering hemichordates made that chapter quite short, and accordingly, hemichordates are now covered in the same chapter as echinoderms, their closest relatives.
  • Throughout the text we updated references, revised or replaced many illustrations, and rewrote many of the Review Questions to provoke thought and reduce emphasis on rote memorization.
  • The art inside the front cover has been completely revised to depict phylogenetic relationships consistent with the Lophotrochozoa/Ecdysozoa hypothesis and other phylogenetic relationships based on sequence analysis of DNA.
  • New co-author Helen I'Anson has focused on revising and updating reproductive chapters.
  • Instructor's can customize this text using our do-it-yourself website! The Primis Content Center features more than one million items, including this and hundreds of other best-selling McGraw-Hill textbooks, laboratories, case studies, and readings. These materials, along with others including your own notes, can be customized into a black and white, high resolution printed textbook or a full-color Primis eBook that saves your students 1/3 off bookstore prices. Log on to our website, register, and create your own complimentary copy. www.primiscontentcenter.com
Features
  • This text is considered the market standard. It is comprehensive, accurate, well-written and has an unsurpassed illustration program. The line drawings were created by Bill Ober, who is a medical illustrator and physician, and Claire Garrison.
  • Key pedagogical elements include: Chapter Prologues, Chapter Notes, Summaries, Review Questions, and Selected References.
  • Suggested Internet topics are added at the end of each chapter; hyperlinks are available on this text's Online Learning Center web site at www.mhhe.com/hickman12
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Edition/Copyright: 12TH 04
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Publisher: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company
Year Published: 2004
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