The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Zoology

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Zoology

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This dictionary of zoology contains nearly 6000 entries, and should appeal to students, amateur naturalists, and all non-specialist readers with an interest in the subject. The bulk of entries have been taken from the "Oxford Dictionary of Natural History", some of them amended or rewritten. A number of new entries have been added, reflecting the increased emphasis on ecology in the study of animals. In addition to ecology, the subjects covered include evolutionary concepts, animal behaviour, Earth history, cell structure and function, physiology, zoogeography, taxonomic principles, and genetics. There are also brief biographical notes on some of the most important figures in the development of the relevant disciplines. The taxa covered include invertebrates, with particular emphasis on arthropods, fish reptiles, amphibians, birds and mammals. The dictionary is aimed at students from the 6th form upwards following courses on zoology, biology, biochemistry, biogeography, earth sciences, ecology, entomology, and veterinary science; and at naturalists, birdwatchers, and environmentalists.show more

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  • Paperback | 512 pages
  • 129.54 x 190.5 x 33.02mm | 90.72g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford Paperbacks
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0192860933
  • 9780192860934

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"From Aardvark to Zymogenous, this book is the specialized offshoot of the acclaimed Oxford Dictionary of National History....Subjects covered include: ecology, animal behavior, earth history, cell structure and function, physiology, zoo geography, taxonomic principles and genetics....This book is all it claims to be, and it remains singular in its attempt to cover this material. Using this dictionary is a lot like taking an upper-level biology course, without the exams."--Animal Keepers' Forum"Make sure you have an Allaby handy; you will undoubtedly find it useful." --Nature"Informative. . . .This dictionary should be in undergraduate science reference collections." --Choice"Some 6,000 entries . . cover subjects such as animal behavior, physiology, genetics, cytology, evolution, Earth history, and zoogeography. With biographical notes on important figures in the history of zoology, and reflecting the current emphasis on ecology in the study of animals." --SciTech Book News"This handy and readable dictionary provides students and practitioners with up-to-date definitions of nearly 5,000 terms in ecology and the environmental sciences. Recommended for all libraries."--Choiceshow more

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