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Zoology, 7th edition Stephen A Miller (Author), John P Harley (Author)  ISBN-13: 9780073228075  ISBN-10: 0073228079



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Zoology, 7th edition

by Stephen A Miller (Author), John P Harley (Author)
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  • Condition: New
  • Media: Paperback, Printed in Color
  • Media: International Edition
  • ISBN-13: 9780073228075
  • ISBN-10: 0073228079
  • Product Description:
    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.

    Table of Contents

    Part One Biological Principles
    1 Zoology: An Ecological and Evolutionary Perspective
    2 Cells, Tissues, Organs, and Organ Systems of Animals
    3 Cell Division and Inheritance
    4 Evolution: History and Evidence
    5 Evolution and Gene Frequencies
    6 Ecology: Preserving the Animal Kingdom

    Part Two Animal-Like Protists and Animalia
    7 Animal Classification, Phylogeny, and Organization
    8 Animal-like Protists: The Protozoa
    9 Multicellular and Tissue Levels of Organization
    10 The Triploblastic, Acoelomate Body Plan
    11 The Pseudocoelomate Body Plan: Aschelminths
    12 Molluscan Success
    13 Annelida: The Metameric Body Form
    14 The Arthropods: Blueprint for Success
    15 The Hexapods and Myriapods: Terrestrial Triumphs
    16 The Echinoderms
    17 Hemichordata and Invertebrate Chordates
    18 The Fishes: Vertebrate Success in Water
    19 Amphibians: The First Terrestrial Vertebrates
    20 Reptiles: The First Amniotes
    21 Birds: Reptiles by Another Name
    22 Mammals: Specialized Teeth, Hair Endothermy, and Viviparity

    Part Three Form and Function: A Comparative Perspective
    23 Protection, Support, and Movement
    24 Communication I: Nervous and Sensory Systems
    25 Communication II: The Endocrine System and Chemical Messengers
    26 Circulation and Gas Exchange
    27 Nutrition and Digestion
    28 Temperature and Body Fluid Regulation
    29 Reproduction and Development
    30 The Chemical Basis of Animal Life
    31 Energy and Enzymes: Life's Driving and Controlling Forces
    32 How Animals Harvest Energy Stored in Nutrients
    33 Embryology
    34 Animal Behavior

    About the Author
    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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