Vertebrate Life eBook (9e) : 9780321941077

Vertebrate Life eBook (9e)

 
Edition
 
9
ISBN
 
9780321941077
ISBN 10
 
0321941071
Published
 
16/01/2015
Published by
 
Pearson Higher Ed USA
Pages
 
Format
 
 
Title type
eBook
$60.00
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About the book: Widely praised for its comprehensive coverage and exceptionally clear writing style, this best-selling text explores how the anatomy, physiology, ecology, and behaviour of animals interact to produce organisms that function effectively in their environments and how lineages of organisms change through evolutionary time. The Ninth Edition features dozens of new figures and photos, updated information from molecular data and evolutionary development, and expanded discussions on global climate change, extinction, and conservation.

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Table of contents
  • I. VERTEBRATE DIVERSITY, FUNCTION, AND EVOLUTION
  • 1. The Diversity, Classification, and Evolution of Vertebrates
  • 2. Vertebrate Relationships and Basic Structure
  • 3. Early Vertebrates: Jawless Vertebrates and the Origin of Jawed Vertebrates
  • II. NON-AMNIOTIC VERTEBRATES: FISHES AND AMPHIBIANS
  • 4. Living in Water
  • 5. Radiation of the Chondrichthyes
  • 6. Dominating Life in Water: The Major Radiation of Fishes
  • 7. Geography and Ecology of the Paleozoic Era
  • 8. Living on Land
  • 9. Origin and Radiation of Tetrapods
  • 10. Salamanders, Anurans, and Caecilians
  • III. SAUROSPIDA: TURTLES, LEPIDOSAURS, AND ARCHOSAURS
  • 11. Synapsids and Sauropsids: Two Approaches to Terrestrial Life
  • 12. Turtles
  • 13. The Lepidosaurs: Tuatara, Lizards, and Snakes
  • 14. Ectothermy: A Low-Cost Approach to Life
  • 15. Geography and Ecology of the Mesozoic Era
  • 16. Mesozoic Diapsids: Dinosaurs, Crocodilians, Birds, and Others
  • 17. Avian Specializations
  • IV. SYNAPSIDA: THE MAMMALS
  • 18. The Synapsida and the Evolution of Mammals
  • 19. Geography and Ecology of the Cenozoic Era
  • 20. Mammalian Diversity and Characteristics
  • 21. Mammalian Specializations
  • 22. Endothermy: A High-Energy Approach to Life
  • 23. Body Size, Ecology, and Sociality of Mammals
  • 24. Primate Evolution and the Emergence of Humans
  • 25. The Impact of Humans on Other Species of Vertebrates
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