Intended for first and second year undergraduates, this book is about the major groups of animals, their structure, physiology and ways of life. Each chapter deals with a taxonomic group of animals, usually a phylum or class, and in each, brief examples are given without being weighed down with excessive morphological and taxonomic information.
1. Introduction; 2. Single-celled animals; 3. Animals with mesogloea; 4. Flatworms; 5. Rotifers and roundworms; 6. Molluscs; 7. Segmented animals; 8. Crustaceans; 9. Insects; 10. Bryozoans and brachiopods; 11. Starfish and sea urchins; 12. Primative chordates; 13. Sharks and some other fishes; 14. Teleosts and their relatives; 15. Lungfishes and amphibians; 16. Reptiles; 17. Birds; 18. Mammals and their relatives.