Emphasizing the central role of evolution in generating diversity, this...
909 pages, colour & b/w photos, colour illustrations, colour tables
Emphasizing the principles of evolution and zoological science, this best-selling text describes the diversity of animal life and the fascinating adaptations that enable animals to inhabit so many ecological niches.
Featuring high quality illustrations and photographs and an engaging narrative, Integrated Principles of Zoology is considered the standard by which other texts are measured. With its traditional organization and comprehensive coverage, this text is suitable for one- or two-semester introductory courses in zoology.
Part 1 Introduction to Living Animals
1 Life: Biological Principles and the Science of Zoology
2 The Origin and Chemistry of Life
3 Cells as Units of Life
4 Cellular Metabolism
Part 2 Continuity and Evolution of Animal Life
5 Genetics: A Review
6 Organic Evolution
7 The Reproductive Process
8 Principles of Development
Part 3 Diversity of Animal Life
9 Architectural Pattern of an Animal
10 Classification and Phylogeny of Animals
11 Protozoan Groups
12 Sponges and Placozoans
13 Radiate Animals
14 Flatworms, Mesozoans, and Ribbonworms
15 Gnathiferans and Smaller Lophotrochozoans
17 Annelids and Allied Taxa
18 Smaller Ecdysozoans
19 Trilobites, Chelicerates, and Myriapods
22 Chaetognaths, Echinoderms, and Hemichordates
25 Early Tetrapods and Modern Amphibians
26 Amniote Origins and Nonavian Reptiles
Part 4 Activity of Life
29 Support, Protection, and Movement
31 Internal Fluids and Respiration
32 Digestion and Nutrition
33 Nervous Coordination
34 Chemical Coordination
36 Animal Behavior
Part 5 Animals and Their Environments
37 The Biosphere and Animal Distribution
38 Animal Ecology
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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 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.