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With over 6,000 entries, A Dictionary of Zoology is a detailed and authoritative guide to all areas of the field. It offers full taxonomic coverage of arthropods, other invertebrates, fish, reptiles, amphibians, birds, and mammals. It also includes terms from the areas of ecology, animal behaviour, evolution, earth history, zoogeography, genetics, and physiology.
All entries have been fully revised and updated, making this the most up-to-date reference guide of its kind. There are around 400 entries new to this edition covering areas that include taxonomic groups, prefixes, and widely used descriptive terms. These include articles on micronucleus, stoma, platy-, proto-, and terrestrial.
The Oxford Dictionary of Zoology is enriched through its useful web links, accessible via the companion website, as well as diagrams and detailed appendices. This fifth edition also includes a new Common Names appendix and three new illustrations.
A to Z entries
Endangered animals 2012
The universal genetic code
Derived SI units
Multiples used with SI units
Extant animal phyla
Michael Allaby has written many books on environmental science and especially on climatology and meteorology. These include the Encyclopedia of Weather and Climate, the Facts on File Weather and Climate Handbook, and the DK Guide to Weather. He is the General Editor of several Oxford dictionaries, including Plant Sciences, Geology and Earth Sciences, Ecology, and Environment and Conservation.
Review from a previous edition:
"a fine compendium of unquestionable use [...] Make sure you have an Allaby handy "