890 pages, colour & b/w photos, colour illustrations, colour tables
Emphasizing the central role of evolution in generating diversity, this best-selling text describes animal life and the fascinating adaptations that enable animals to inhabit so many ecological niches. Featuring high quality illustrations and photographs set within an engaging narrative, Integrated Principles of Zoology is considered the standard by which other texts are measured. With its comprehensive coverage of biological and zoological principles, mechanisms of evolution, diversity, physiology, and ecology, organized into five parts for easy access, this text is suitable for one- or two-semester introductory courses.
PART ONE 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 TWO Continuity and Evolution of Animal Life
5 Genetics: A Review
6 Organic Evolution
7 The Reproductive Process
8 Principles of Development
PART THREE Diversity of Animal Life
9 Architectural Pattern of an Animal
10 Taxonomy and Phylogeny of Animals
11 Unicellular Eukaryotes
12 Sponges and Placozoans
13 Radiate Animals
14 Acoelomorpha, Platyzoa, and Mesozoa
15 Polyzoa and Kryptrochozoa
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 FOUR Activity of Life
29 Support, Protection, and Movement
30 Homeostasis: Osmotic Regulation, Excretion, and Temperature Regulation
31 Homeostasis: Internal Fluids and Respiration
32 Digestion and Nutrition
33 Nervous Coordination: Nervous System and Sense Organs
34 Chemical Coordination: Endocrine System
36 Animal Behavior
PART FIVE Animals and Their Environments
37 Animal Distributions
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.
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. 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.