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

Vertebrate Biology

By: Donald W Linzey
585 pages, 242 b/w photos, 293 b/w illustrations, 33 b/w maps
Vertebrate Biology
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  • Vertebrate Biology ISBN: 9781421400402 Edition: 2 Hardback Feb 2012 Usually dispatched within 4 days
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Long recognized as the most readable textbook on vertebrate biology, this comprehensive volume covers subjects ranging from the biology of the smallest shrew to the migration of the largest whales. Thoroughly updated with the latest research, this second edition discusses taxa and topics such as:

- systematics and evolution
- zoogeography, ecology, morphology, and reproduction
- early chordates
- fish, amphibians, reptiles (inclusive of birds), and mammals
- population dynamics
- movement and migration
- behavior
- study methods
- extinction processes
- conservation and management.

Complete with appendixes and glossary, "Vertebrate Biology" is the ideal text for courses in zoology, vertebrate biology, vertebrate natural history, and general biology. Donald W. Linzey carefully builds theme upon theme, concept upon concept, as he walks students through a plethora of topics on the vertebrate life form. Arranged logically to follow the typical course format, "Vertebrate Biology" leaves students with a full understanding of the unique structure, function, and living patterns of the subphylum that includes our own species.

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Donald W. Linzey is a professor of biology at Wytheville Community College and a research associate with the Bermuda Zoological Society. Among his numerous books are "Mammals of Great Smoky Mountains National Park", "A Natural History Guide to Great Smoky Mountains National Park", "The Mammals of Virginia", "Snakes of Virginia", and "Snakes of Alabama".