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Emphasizing the central role of evolution in generating diversity, this best-selling text describes animal life and the fascinating adaptations that enable animals to inhabit so many ecological niches. Featuring high quality illustrations and photographs set within an engaging narrative, Integrated Principles of Zoology is considered the standard by which other texts are measured. With its comprehensive coverage of biological and zoological principles, mechanisms of evolution, diversity, physiology, and ecology, organized into five parts for easy access, this text is suitable for one- or two-semester introductory courses.
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PART ONE Introduction to Living Animals 1 Life: Biological Principles and the Science of Zoology 2 The Origin and Chemistry of Life 3 Cells as Units of Life 4 Cellular Metabolism PART TWO Continuity and Evolution of Animal Life 5 Genetics: A Review 6 Organic Evolution 7 The Reproductive Process 8 Principles of Development PART THREE Diversity of Animal Life 9 Architectural Pattern of an Animal 10 Taxonomy and Phylogeny of Animals 11 Unicellular Eukaryotes 12 Sponges and Placozoans 13 Radiate Animals 14 Acoelomorpha, Platyzoa, and Mesozoa 15 Polyzoa and Kryptrochozoa 16 Molluscs 17 Annelids and Allied Taxa 18 Smaller Ecdysozoans 19 Trilobites, Chelicerates, and Myriapods 20 Crustaceans 21 Hexapods 22 Chaetognaths, Echinoderms, and Hemichordates 23 Chordates 24 Fishes 25 Early Tetrapods and Modern Amphibians 26 Amniote Origins and Nonavian Reptiles 27 Birds 28 Mammals PART FOUR Activity of Life 29 Support, Protection, and Movement 30 Homeostasis: Osmotic Regulation, Excretion, and Temperature Regulation 31 Homeostasis: Internal Fluids and Respiration 32 Digestion and Nutrition 33 Nervous Coordination: Nervous System and Sense Organs 34 Chemical Coordination: Endocrine System 35 Immunity 36 Animal Behavior PART FIVE Animals and Their Environments 37 Animal Distributions 38 Animal Ecology Glossary Credits Index

About the Author

Cleve Hickman is Professor Emeritus at Washington and Lee University, Lexington, VA. He received his Ph.D. in Zoology from the University of British Columbia, did research in animal physiology for eight years, and taught zoology for over 30 years. He's made over 20 trips to the Galapagos Islands for research and as an instructor for student field trips Susan Keen is Lecturer at the Section of Evolution and Ecology of University of California. Allan Larson is an Associate Professor at Washington University, St. Louis, MO. He received his Ph.D. in Genetics at the University of California, Berkeley. His fields of specialization include Evolutionary Biology, Molecular Population Genetics and Systematics, and Amphibian Systematics. He's taught courses in general biology, evolution, and population biology. David J. Eisenhour an Associate Professor of Biology at Morehead State University. Larry Roberts is currently teaching parasitology and marine biology at the University of Miami. He received his Ph.D. in Parasitology from Johns Hopkins University and is a coauthor of Foundations of Parasitology, 5/e. Past teaching affiliations include University of Massachusetts, Texas Tech University, and Florida International University. Dr. Roberts has authored numerous research articles and a title of related interest: Underwater World of Sport Diving.

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