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Barnacles: Structure, Function, Development and Evolution

By: D Anderson

320 pages, 110 illus

Chapman & Hall

Hardback | Dec 1993 | #24098 | ISBN: 0412444208
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NHBS Price: £186.00 $228/€209 approx

About this book

An important book which offers new insights into the development of this group of animals, interpreting information in an evolutionary context.
With many illustrations, this book provides a thorough and readable introduction to the subject, including such topics as feeding, diversity, reproduction, development, growth and biological adaptions. There are also reference lists and a classification.

The book is well written and the numerous illustrations, which show exceptionally fine details, are excellent...The book will be of great value to marine biologists who wish to initiate studies on the biology and control of biofoulers and can also serve as a reference book for undergraduates interested in the study of invertebrate biology. - American Zoology; [This book] brings all aspects of functional organisation, physiology, reproduction and development of barnacles to bear on the dynamics of barnacle evolution - Bookseller; [This book is] an importannt edition to the library of any serious invertebrae zoologist - Marine Naturalist; Gracefully written as well as authoritative - Science & Technology


Understanding barnacles: a history and some basic morphology. Form, function and feeding. Muscles and circulation. Digestion, respiration and circulation. Nervous system, sense organs and glandular functions. Reproduction. Gametes, fertilization and embryonic development. Larval development and metamorphosis. Fossil history. Growth. Diversity (including zoogeography and parasitism). Evolution and phyeogeny. Appendix: A taxonomic synopsis.

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