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Academic & Professional Books  Organismal to Molecular Biology  Animals: Vertebrate Zoology

Functional Anatomy of the Vertebrates An Evolutionary Perspective

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By: Warren Walker, Karel Liem, William Bemis and Lance Grande
758 pages, Illus, tabs
Publisher: Harcourt College
Functional Anatomy of the Vertebrates
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Key textbook on comparative anatomy of the vertebrates, with an introduction to vertebrate evolution. This new edition has been thoroughly revised.

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Background for the study of vertebrate anatomy: introduction; phylogenetic relationships of chordates and craniates; diversity and phylogenetic history of craniates; early development and comparative embryology; form and function. Protection, support, and movement: the integument; the cranial skeleton; the axial skeleton; the appendicular skeleton; the muscular system; the functional anatomy of support and locomotion. Integration: the sense organs; the nervous system 1 - organization, spinal cord and peripheral nerves; the nervous system 2 - the brain; endocrine integration. Metabolism and reproduction: digestive system - oral cavity and feeding mechanisms; digestive system - pharynx, stomach and intestine; respiratory system; circulatory system; excretory system and osmoregulation; reproductive system and reproduction.

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Textbook
By: Warren Walker, Karel Liem, William Bemis and Lance Grande
758 pages, Illus, tabs
Publisher: Harcourt College
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