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Provides detailed summaries of tadpole morphology, development, behaviour, ecology and environmental physiology.
Preface Acknowledgments List of Contributors Chapter 1. Introduction: The Tadpole Arena Roy W. McDiarmid and Ronald Altig Chapter 2. Research: Materials and Techniques Roy W. McDiarmid and Ronald Altig Chapter 3. Body Plan: Development and Morphology Ronald Altig and Roy W. McDiarmid Chapter 4. Architecture: Cranial and Axial Musculoskeleton David Cannatella Chapter 5. Anatomy: Viscera and Endocrines Bruno Viertel and Susanne Richter Chapter 6. Integration: Nervous and Sensory Systems Michael J. Lannoo Chapter 7. Endotrophic Anurans: Development and Evolution Giselle Thibaudeau and Ronald Altig Chapter 8. Physiology: Coping with the Environment Gordon R. Ultsch, David F. Bradford, and Joe Freda Chapter 9. Behavior: Interactions and Their Consequences Karin vS. Hoff, Andrew Blaustein, Roy W. McDiarmid, and Ronald Altig Chapter 10. Ecology: Resource Use, Competition, and Predation Ross A. Alford Chapter 11. The Anuran Tadpole: Evolution and Maintenance Reid N. Harris Chapter 12. Diversity: Familial and Generic Characterizations Ronald Altig and Roy W. McDiarmid Glossary Literature Cited Subject Index Taxonomic Index
"This book will be the definitive source for tadpole biologists [...] from students just learning about the animals to seasoned biologists who have spent their entire lives trying to unravel the mysteries of these fascinating organisms. It superbly summarizes our current knowledge of tadpoles and will surely catalyze novel research."
- Martha L. Crump, Northern Arizona University