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Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy: A Laboratory Dissection Guide

TextbookHandbook / Manual

By: Kenneth V Kardong and Edward Zalisko

400 pages, b/w illustrations

McGraw Hill

Spiralbound | Feb 2011 | Edition: 6 | #198854 | ISBN-13: 9780073369433
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NHBS Price: £81.99 $100/€92 approx

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This high-quality laboratory manual may accompany any comparative anatomy text, but correlates directly to Kardong's Vertebrates: Comparative Anatomy, Function, Evolution text. This lab manual carefully guides students through dissections and is richly illustrated. First and foremost, the basic animal architecture is presented in a clear and concise manner. Throughout the dissections, the authors pause strategically to bring the students' attention to the significance of the material they have just covered.


1 Introduction
2 Protochordates
3 Agnathans--Examination of a Primitive Vertebrate: The Lamprey
4 Vertebrate Integuments
5 Skeletal Systems
6 Muscular Systems and External Anatomy
7 Digestive Systems
8 Circulatory and Respiratory Systems
9 Urogential Systems
10 Nervous Systems

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Ken Kardong is a professor in the zoology department at Washington State University, Pullman, WA. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois and his MS and BA from the University of Washington. In addition to teaching comparative anatomy and evolution, Ken is also involved in developing software programs for use in the laboratory sections of these courses.

Ed Zalisko is a professor in the biology department at Blackburn College, Carlinville, IL. He received his Ph.D. in zoology from Washington State University and an MA and BA in zoology from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL. He has taught courses in comparative anatomy, human anatomy and physiology, developmental biology, cell biology, zoology, and human reproductive biology.

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