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    DescriptionSo much has to be crammed into today's biology courses that basic information on animal groups and their evolutionary origins is often left out. This is particularly true for the invertebrates. The second edition of Janet Moore's An Introduction to the Invertebrates fills this gap by providing a short updated guide to the invertebrate phyla, looking at their diverse forms, functions and evolutionary relationships. This book first introduces evolution and modern methods of tracing it, then considers the distinctive body plan of each invertebrate phylum showing what has evolved, how the animals live, and how they develop. Boxes introduce physiological mechanisms and development. The final chapter explains uses of molecular evidence and presents an up-to-date view of evolutionary history, giving a more certain definition of the relationships between invertebrates. This user-friendly and well-illustrated introduction will be invaluable for all those studying invertebrates.

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    An Introduction to the Invertebrates
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Janet Moore, Illustrated by Raith Overhill
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 340
    Width: 142 mm
    Height: 218 mm
    Thickness: 19 mm
    Weight: 404 g
    ISBN 13: 9780521674065
    ISBN 10: 0521674069

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SCI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S7.9T
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    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    BIC subject category V2: PSAB, PSV
    Ingram Subject Code: SE
    Libri: I-SE
    B&T General Subject: 710
    BISAC V2.8: SCI070000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 16750
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 06
    Abridged Dewey: 592
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    DC22: 592
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    BIC subject category V2: PSGH, PSVT
    BISAC V2.8: SCI070020
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    LC classification: QL362 .M66 2006
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    Thema V1.0: PSVA
    2, Revised
    Edition statement
    2nd Revised edition
    Illustrations note
    48 b/w illus.
    Imprint name
    Publication date
    31 October 2006
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    Author Information
    Janet Moore is former Director of Studies in Biological Sciences at New Hall, Cambridge where she is now an Emeritus Fellow. Her research career has focused on land and freshwater nemertines.
    Review quote
    'Anyone who is concerned about biological diversity and the current extinction crisis realizes that we desperately need to train more people in invertebrate biology ... I strongly recommend this book to all undergraduates who are interested in biology: it provides a lucid, yet comprehensive, introduction to a significant proportion of the diversity of life on Earth.' Trends in Parasitology 'Janet Moore's An Introduction to the Invertebrates offers something different: a smartly annotated, comprehensive outline. The writing is clear, simple and to the point. The chapters are organised taxonomically, but within the chapters the topic heads are broad zoological questions, instead of the drearily repetitive '... nervous system, excretory system, reproduction, development, etc ...'.' Invertebrata 'A very accessible book that will serve as an excellent overview of the invertebrate animals.' Wildlife Activist
    Table of contents
    Preface; Acknowledgements; Illustration acknowledgements; 1. The process of evolution: natural selection; 2. The pattern of evolution: methods of investigation; 3. Porifera; 4. Cnidaria; 5. On being a worm; 6. Platyhelminthes; 7. Nemertea; 8. Nematoda; 9. Annelida; 10. Mollusca: general and Gastropoda; 11. Mollusca: Bivalvia and Cephalopoda; 12. Arthropoda: general; 13. Crustacea; 14. Chelicerata and Myriapoda; 15. Insecta; 16. Animals with lophophores; 17. Echinodermata; 18. Invertebrate Chordata and Hemichordata; 19. Development; 20. Invertebrate evolutionary history; Further reading and references; Glossary; Index.