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The new 7th edition of "Zoology" continues to offer students an introductory general zoology text that is manageable in size and adaptable to a variety of course formats. It is a principles-oriented text written for the non-majors or the combined course, presented at the freshman and sophomore level. "Zoology is organized into three parts". Part One covers the common life processes, including cell and tissue structure and function, the genetic basis of evolution, and the evolutionary and ecological principles that unify all life. Part Two is the survey of protists and animals, emphasizing evolutionary and ecological relationships, aspects of animal organization that unite major animal phyla, and animal adaptations. Part Three covers animal form and function using a comparative approach. This approach includes descriptions and full-color artwork that depict evolutionary changes in the structure and function of selected organ systems.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 607 pages
  • 228.6 x 271.8 x 22.9mm | 1,338.11g
  • McGraw Hill Higher Education
  • London, United States
  • Revised
  • 7th Revised edition
  • Illustrations (chiefly col.), col. maps
  • 0071100490
  • 9780071100496
  • 1,393,563

Table of contents

Part One Biological Principles1 Zoology: An Ecological and Evolutionary Perspective2 Cells, Tissues, Organs, and Organ Systems of Animals3 Cell Division and Inheritance4 Evolution: History and Evidence5 Evolution and Gene Frequencies6 Ecology: Preserving the Animal KingdomPart Two Animal-Like Protists and Animalia7 Animal Classification, Phylogeny, and Organization8 Animal-like Protists: The Protozoa9 Multicellular and Tissue Levels of Organization10 The Triploblastic, Acoelomate Body Plan11 The Pseudocoelomate Body Plan: Aschelminths12 Molluscan Success13 Annelida: The Metameric Body Form14 The Arthropods: Blueprint for Success15 The Hexapods and Myriapods: Terrestrial Triumphs16 The Echinoderms17 Hemichordata and Invertebrate Chordates18 The Fishes: Vertebrate Success in Water19 Amphibians: The First Terrestrial Vertebrates20 Reptiles: The First Amniotes21 Birds: Reptiles by Another Name22 Mammals: Specialized Teeth, Hair Endothermy, and ViviparityPart Three Form and Function: A Comparative Perspective23 Protection, Support, and Movement24 Communication I: Nervous and Sensory Systems25 Communication II: The Endocrine System and Chemical Messengers26 Circulation and Gas Exchange27 Nutrition and Digestion28 Temperature and Body Fluid Regulation29 Reproduction and Development30 The Chemical Basis of Animal Life31 Energy and Enzymes: Life's Driving and Controlling Forces32 How Animals Harvest Energy Stored in Nutrients33 Embryology34 Animal Behavior
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About Stephen A. Miller

Stephen Miller currently teaches courses in Zoology, Biology and Invertebrate Zoology at The College of the Ozarks, Lookout Point, MO (Branson). He is also the author of General Zoology Lab Manual, 3e. John Harley teaches Anatomy & Physiology and General Biology at Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY and is also co-author of Prescott/Harley/Klein Microbiology and the ASM Microbial Telecourse Study Guide.
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