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Vertebrate Biology - 01 edition

Vertebrate Biology (ISBN10: 0697363872; ISBN13: 9780697363879)
ISBN13: 978-0697363879
ISBN10: 0697363872

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.


  • This comprehensi moreve 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 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. less

Edition/Copyright: 01
Cover: Hardback
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company
Published: 07/25/2000
International: No

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