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|Format:||Paperback, 476 pages, 2nd Revised edition Edition|
|Other Information: ||illustrations|
|Published In: ||Australia, 04 October 2001|
The first edition of Invertebrate Zoology offered undergraduates studying the biology and evolution of invertebrate animals a new approach to the subject. While the text of this second edition has been revised significantly, the origional format has been maintained and enhanced. The chapters, written by expert authors, provide contemporary accounts of the functional, physiological, and reproductive biology of the invertebrate phyla. The final chapter of the book reviews modern interpretations of the phylogeny of invertebrates, based on cladistic and molecular evidence. The study of invertebrates has advanced rapidly in recent years, and several major changes are highlighted in this new edition. Separate chapters now reflect the recognition that the former 'aschelminths' include two disparate groups of phyla, a protosome group related to annelids nad molluscs, and an ecdysozoan group related to arthropods. All classifications have been updated and the relationships among the phyla have been further clarified. Generously illustrated throughout, and with an emphasis on readability and clear presentation, this book will be a valuable resource for all students of invertebrate zoology as well as for those involved in current advances in the biological sciences.
Table of Contents
The invertebrate phyla--D.T. Anderson The Porifera--P.R. Bergquist The Cnidaria and Ctenophora--R.T. Hinde The Platyhelminthes, Nemertea, Entoprocta and Gnathostomulida --J.C. Walker and D.T. Anderson The pseudocoelomate protostomes--W.L. Nicholas The pseudocoelomate Ecdysozoa--W.L. Nicholas The Mollusca--J.M. Healy The Annelidaand their close relatives--G. Rouse and D.T. Anderson The Onychophora and Tardigrada--N.N. Tait Introduction to arthropods--D.T. Anderson The Hexapoda--D.F. Hales The Myriapoda--N.N. Tait The Crustacea--P. Greenaway The Chelicerata--D.T. Anderson The lophophorates: Phoronida, Brachiopoda, and Ectoprocta--P.J. Doherty The Echinodermata--M. Byrne The invertebrate Chordata, Hemichordata and Chaetognatha--L. Stocker Metazoan phylogeny--R.A. Raff Bibliography Glossary Index
"A text for a one-semester introductory undergraduate course for biology students either intending to specialize in invertebrates or needing a foundation in them for other specialties. It takes account of more crowded curricula than earlier models assumed, and developments in the science. The first edition was published in 1998."--SciTech Book News
|Publisher: ||OUP Australia and New Zealand|
|Dimensions: ||25.0 x 19.0 x 2.0 centimeters (1.00 kg)|