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About this book
About this book
This is the third edition of "Animal Diversity", and presents a survey of the animal kingdom with emphasis on diversity, evolutionary relationships, functional adaptations, and environmental interactions. It is tailored for a one-semester or one-quarter course and is appropriate for both non-science and science majors.
1 Science of Zoology and Evolution of Animal Diversity2 Animal Ecology3 Animal Architecture4 Classification and Phylogeny of Animals5 Protozoan Groups6 Sponges: Phylum Porifera7 Radiate Animals: Cnidarians and Ctenophores8 Acoelomate Bilateral Animals: Flatworms, Ribbon Worms, and Jaw Worms9 Pseudocoelomate Animals10 Molluscs11 Segmented Worms: Annelids12 Arthropods13 Lesser Protostomes 14 Echinoderms and Hemichordates15 Vertebrate Beginnings: The Chordates16 Fishes17 The Early Tetrapods and Modern Amphibians18 Reptiles19 Birds20 Mammals
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 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, 5/e. 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. 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.