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

Vertebrates: Comparative Anatomy, Function, Evolution

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By: Kenneth V Kardong
782 pages, Col illus, bw illus, figs, tabs
Publisher: McGraw Hill
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About this book

Retaining his unique emphasis on function and evolution of vertebrates, complete anatomical detail, and excellent pedagogy, author Kenneth Kardong includes a substantial amount of new, beautifully-illustrated art and updated narrative in this new edition. This one-semester text is designed for your upper-level majors course.

Contents

Table of Contents:
1 Introduction
2 Origin of Chordates
3 The Vertebrate Story
4 Biological Design
5 Life History
6 Integument
7 Skeletal System: The Skull
8 Skeletal System: The Axial Skeleton
9 Skeletal System: The Appendicular Skeleton
10 The Muscular System
11 The Respiratory System
12 The Circulatory System
13 The Digestive System
14 The Urogenital System
15 The Endocrine System
16 The Nervous System
17 Sensory Organs
18 Conclusions

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Biography

Ken Kardong is a professor in the zoology department at Washington State University, Pullman, WA. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois and his MS and BA from the University of Washington. In addition to teaching comparative anatomy and evolution, Ken is also involved in developing software programs for use in the laboratory sections of these courses.