Invertebrate Zoology: a Functional Evolutionary Approach

Invertebrate Zoology: a Functional Evolutionary Approach

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By (author) Richard Fox, By (author) Robert D. Barnes, By (author) Edward E. Ruppert

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  • Publisher: BROOKS/COLE
  • Format: Hardback | 1008 pages
  • Dimensions: 216mm x 262mm x 43mm | 1,996g
  • Publication date: 6 September 2003
  • Publication City/Country: CA
  • ISBN 10: 0030259827
  • ISBN 13: 9780030259821
  • Edition: 7, Revised
  • Edition statement: 7th Revised edition
  • Sales rank: 110,597

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Ruppert/Barnes' best-selling introduction to the biology of invertebrates is highly regarded for its accuracy and strong research base. This thorough revision provides a survey by animal group, emphasizing evolutionary origins, adaptive morphology and physiology, while covering anatomical ground plans and basic developmental patterns. New co-author Richard Fox brings to the revision his expertise as an ecologist, offering a good balance to Ruppert's background as a functional morphologist. Lavish illustrations and extensive citations make the book extremely valuable as a teaching tool and reference source.

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1. Introduction to Invertebrates. 2. Introduction to Protozoa. 3. Protozoa. 4. Introduction to Metazoa. 5. Porifera and Placozoa. 6. Introduction to Eumetazoa. 7. Cnidaria. 8. Ctenophora. 9. Introduction to Bilateria. 10. Platyhelminthes and Mesozoa. 11. Nemertea. 12. Mollusca. 13. Annelida. 14. Echiura and Sipuncula. 15. Onychophora and Tardigrada. 16. Introduction to Arthropoda. 17. Trilobitomorpha. 18. Chelicerata. 19. Crustacea. 20. Myriapoda. 21. Insecta. 22. Cycloneuralia (Gastrotricha, Nematoda, Nematomorpha, Priapulida, Loricifera, Kinorhyncha). 23. Gnathifera (Gnathostomulida, Rotifera, Acanthocephala, Micrognathozoa). 24. Kamptozoa (Entoprocta) and Cycliophora. 25. Lophophorata (Phoronida, Brachiopoda, Bryozoa). 26. Chaetognatha. 27. Hemichordata. 28. Echinodermata. 29. Chordata.

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1. Introduction to Invertebrates. 2. Introduction to Protozoa. 3. Protozoa. 4. Introduction to Metazoa. 5. Porifera and Placozoa. 6. Introduction to Eumetazoa. 7. Cnidaria. 8. Ctenophora. 9. Introduction to Bilateria. 10. Platyhelminthes and Mesozoa. 11. Nemertea. 12. Mollusca. 13. Annelida. 14. Echiura and Sipuncula. 15. Onychophora and Tardigrada. 16. Introduction to Arthropoda. 17. Trilobitomorpha. 18. Chelicerata. 19. Crustacea. 20. Myriapoda. 21. Insecta. 22. Cycloneuralia (Gastrotricha, Nematoda, Nematomorpha, Priapulida, Loricifera, Kinorhyncha). 23. Gnathifera (Gnathostomulida, Rotifera, Acanthocephala, Micrognathozoa). 24. Kamptozoa (Entoprocta) and Cycliophora. 25. Lophophorata (Phoronida, Brachiopoda, Bryozoa). 26. Chaetognatha. 27. Hemichordata. 28. Echinodermata. 29. Chordata.