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Vertebrate Biology

Vertebrate Biology - 01 edition

ISBN13: 978-0697363879

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ISBN13: 978-0697363879
ISBN10: 0697363872
Cover type: Hardback
Edition/Copyright: 01
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company
Published: 2001
International: No

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Vertebrate Biology - 01 edition

ISBN13: 978-0697363879

Donald W. Linzey

ISBN13: 978-0697363879
ISBN10: 0697363872
Cover type: Hardback
Edition/Copyright: 01
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company

Published: 2001
International: No
Summary

This long-awaited entry into the Vertebrate Biology market will be praised for its student-friendly writing style. The text contains many pedagogical aids for students including boldface key terms throughout and a comprehensive glossary. End-of-chapter pedagogy includes a list of supplemental readings, a listing of related Internet sites, and chapter review questions.

Features:

  • This comprehensive text contains the most current research on vertebrate biology available. It not only creates a balance in terms of the entire field, but is written in a student-friendly style.
  • This text cites a variety of vertebrates, incorporating examples of practical taxonomy, behavior, and historical detail in addition to material on wildlife protection laws and conservation.
  • Bio-Notes feature contains interesting facts about new vertebrate species, how to build a cladogram, recent research and discoveries, and much more.
  • End-of-chapter review questions effectively summarize the most important chapter topics and offer an excellent tool for student review. These can be used for classroom discussion, for out-of-class assignments, or as short essay questions on tests.
  • An extensive illustration program contains more than 650 photos and diagrams.
  • Supplemental reading lists include classical vertebrate literature, the latest journal articles, and relevant research studies. These can be used as a guide for student papers, or just as a source of additional information on a topic of particular interest.
  • Website references offer students additional resources for locating vertebrate-related articles and photos. Chapter links can be found by visiting the McGraw-Hill Zoology Home Page at http://www.mhhe.com/zoology and clicking on the Chapter-by-Chapter Weblinks under the Linzey book title.
  • The main strength of the Linzey text is its well organized, comprehensive introduction to classification and nomenclature.
  • Author Donald Linzey has authored nine texts and numerous articles for scientific journals. He is currently a professor at Wytheville Community College with previous employment at the University of South Alabama and Cornell University. Dr. Linzey is currently the principle investigator for two international grants investigating the cause of declining amphibian populations and their potential impact on worldwide human populations.
  • This text offers a balanced approach. It covers the whole field of Vertebrate biology including systematics, paleontology, physiology, ecology, etc. It also balances coverage of taxonomy and geography.

Author Bio

Linzey, Donald : Wytheville Community College

Table of Contents

The Vertebrate Story: An Overview

Introduction
Vertebrate Features
Olfaction
Vision
Endocrine System

Roles of Vertebrates

Systematics and Vertebrate Evolution

Introduction
Binomial Nomenclature
Classification
Methods of Classification
Aristotelean Essentialism
Evolutionary (Classical; Traditional)Classification
Phenetic (Numerical) Classification

Evolution

Species and Speciation
Geographic Variation
Molecular Evolution

Vertebrate Zoogeography

Introduction
Distribution
Geographic Distribution
Geologic Distribution
Climatic Changes
Ecological Distribution

Marine Environment

Freshwater Environment

Terrestrial Environment

Biomes
Life Zones
Biotic Provinces

Early Chordates and Jawless Fishes

Introduction
Calcichordates
Conodonts
Evolution
Morphology
Integumentary System
Skeletal System
Muscular System
Cardiovascular System
Respiratory System
Digestive System
Nervous System
Sense Organs
Endocrine System
Urogenital System

Reproduction

Growth and Development

Gnathostome Fishes

Introduction
Evolution
Evolution of Jaws
Evolution of Paired Fins
Acanthodians and Placoderms
Chondrichthyes
Osteichthyes

Morphology

Integumentary System
Skeletal System
Muscular System
Cardiovascular System
Respiratory System
Digestive System
Nervous System
Sense Organs
Endocrine System
Urogenital System

Reproduction

Growth and Development
Prenatal Development
Oviparous Species
Viviparous
Duration of Embryonic Development
Hatching and Birth
Parental Care
Growth and Metamorphosis
Attainment of Sexual Maturity
Longevity

Amphibians

Introduction
Evolution
Lepospondyli
Lissamphibia

Morphology

Integumentary System
Skeletal System
Muscular System
Cardiovascular System
Respiratory System
Digestive System
Nervous System
Sense Organs
Endocrine System
Urogenital System

Reproduction

Growth and Development
Oviparous
Vivaparous
Duration of Embryonic Development
Hatching and Birth
Parental Care
Growth and Metamorphosis
Attainment of Sexual Maturity

Evolution of Reptiles

Introduction
Evolution
Ancestral Reptiles
Ancient and Living Reptiles
Turtles (Testudomorpha)
Ichthyosaurs, Plesiosaurs, Tuatara, Lizards, and Snakes (Lepidosauromorpha)
Thecodonts, Nonavian Dinosaurs, Pterosaurs, Crocodilians, and Birds (Archosauromorpha)

Ancestral Birds

Modern Birds
Origin of Flight

Reptiles (Including Birds): Morphology, Reproduction and Development

Introduction
Turtles, Tuataras, Lizards, and Snakes (Testudomorpha and Lepidosauromorpha)
Morphology
Integumentary System
Skeletal System
Muscular System
Cardiovascular System
Respiratory System
Digestive System
Nervous System
Sense Organs
Endocrine System
Urogenital System

Reproduction

Growth and Development
Prenatal Development
Duration of Embryonic Development
Hatching and Birth
Parental Care
Growth
Attainment of Sexual Maturity
Longevity

Crocodilians and Birds

Archosaurs
Morphology
Integumentary System
Skeletal System
Muscular System
Cardiovascular System
Respiratory System
Digestive System
Nervous System
Sense Organs
Endocrine System
Urogenital System

Reproduction

Oviparous

Growth and Development

Prenatal Development
Oviparous

Duration of Embryonic Development

Hatching
Parental Care
Growth
Attainment of Sexual Maturity
Longevity

Mammals

Introduction
Evolution
Morphology
Integumentary System
Skeletal System
Muscular System
Cardiovascular System
Respiratory System
Digestive System
Nervous System
Sense Organs
Endocrine System
Urogenital System

Reproduction

Growth and Development
Prenatal Development
Oviparous
Viviparous
Duration of Embryonic Development
Hatching and Birth
Prenatal Care
Growth
Oviparous
Viviparous

Attainment of Sexual Maturity

Longevity

Population Dynamics

Introduction
Population Density
Reproductive (Biotic)Potential
Environmental Resistance
Density-Dependent Factors
Density-Independent Factors

Cycles

Irruptions

Movements

Introduction
Home Range
Dispersal/Invasion
Migration
Microgeographic (Short Distance) Migration
Altitudinal Migration
Macrogeographic (Long Distance) Migration
Navigational Cues Used in Migration

Homing

Emigration

Intraspecific Behavior and Ecology

Introduction
Social Interactions
Sensory Reception and Communication
Olfaction
Sound
Vision
Tactile Signals
Electrical Signals

Feeding Behavior

Torpor (Dormancy)
Winter Survival and Hibernation
Estivation

Interspecific Interactions

Introduction
Competition
Symbiosis
Commensalism
Mutualism
Parasitism

Predation

Human Interactions

Techniques for Ecological and Behavioral Studies

Introduction
Capture Techniques
Identification Techniques
Marking
Tagging
Photography
Radio Transmitters
Satellite Tracking
Mapping Techniques
Censusing Techniques
Aging Techniques

Extinction and Extirpation

Introduction
Natural Extinction
Permian
Triassic
Cretaceous

Human Impacts on Extirpation and Extinction

Conservation and Management

Introduction
Regulatory Legislation Affecting Vertebrates in the United States
Endangered Species in the United States
Sanctuaries and Refuges
Value of Museum Collections
Wildlife Conservation in a Modern World


Appendices
Glossary
Bibliography
Index

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