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Zoology (International Edition)

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Series: McGraw-Hill Key Textbooks Series

By: Stephen A Miller(Author), John P Harley(Author)

592 pages, colour & b/w photos, colour illustrations, colour tables

McGraw Hill

Paperback | Oct 2009 | Edition: 8 | #181142 | ISBN-13: 9780070164833
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An introductory textbook, focusing on animal behaviour and habitats organized into 3 parts. Part one covers the common life processes, including cell and tissue structure, the genetic basis of evolution, and the evolutionary and ecological principles that unify all life. Part two is the survey of animals, emphasizing evolutionary and ecological relationships, aspects of animal organization that unite major animal phyla, and animal adaptations. Part three covers animal form and function using a comparative approach and includes an appropriate balance between invertebrate and vertebrate descriptions.


Part 1: Science, The Cell, and Molecular Biology
Zoology: Its Place in Science
The Chemical Basis of Animal Life
Cells, Tissues, Organs, and Organ Systems of Animals
Energy and Enzymes: Life's Driving and Controlling Forces
How Animals Harvest Energy Stored in Nutrients

Part 2: The Continuity of Animal Life
Cell Division
Inheritance Patterns
Chromosomes and Gene Linkages
Molecular Genetics: Ultimate Cellular Control
Descriptive Embryology

Part 3: Evolution
Evolution: A Historical Perspective
Evolution and Gene Frequencies

Part 4: Behavior and Ecology
Animal Behavior
Ecology I: Individuals and Populations
Ecology II: Communities and Ecosystems

Part 5: Animallike Protists and Animalia
Animal Classification, Phylogeny, and Organization
Animallike Protistes: The Protozoa
Multicellular and Tissue Levels of Organization
The Triploblastic, Acoelomate Body Plan
The Pseudocoelomate Body Plan: Aschelminths
Molluscan Success
Annelida; The Metameric Body Form
The Arthropods: Blueprint for Success
The Hexapods and Myriapods: Terrestrial Triumphs
The Echinoderms
Hemichordata and invertebrate Chordates
The Fishes: Vertebrate Success in Water
Amphibians: The First Terrestrial Vertebrates
Reptiles: The First Amniotes
Birds: Feathers, Flight, and Endothermy
Mammals: Specialized Teeth, Endothermy, Hair, and Viviparity

Part 6: Form and Function: A Comparative Perspective
Protection, Support, and Movement
Communication I: Nerves
Communication II: Senses
Communication III: The Endocrine System and Chemical Messengers
Circulation, Immunity, and Gas Exchange
Temperature and Body Fluid Regulation
Reproduction and Development

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Stephen Miller currently teaches courses in Zoology, Biology and Invertebrate Zoology at The College of the Ozarks, Lookout Point, MO (Branson). He is also the author of General Zoology Lab Manual, 3e. John Harley teaches Anatomy & Physiology and General Biology at Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY and is also co-author of Prescott/Harley/Klein Microbiology and the ASM Microbial Telecourse Study Guide.

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