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Vertebrates: Comparative Anatomy, Function, Evolution / Edition 5

Vertebrates: Comparative Anatomy, Function, Evolution / Edition 5

by Kenneth V. KardongKenneth V. Kardong
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This one-semester text is designed for an upper-level majors course. Vertebrates features a unique emphasis on function and evolution of vertebrates, complete anatomical detail, and excellent pedagogy. Vertebrate groups are organized phylogenetically, and their systems discussed within such a context. Morphology is foremost, but the author has developed and integrated an understanding of function and evolution into the discussion of anatomy of the various systems.

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ISBN-13: 9780073040585
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies,Inc.
Publication date: 08/27/2008
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 800
Product dimensions: 8.80(w) x 10.90(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

Ken Kardong is a professor in the zoology department at Washington State University, Pullman, WA. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois and his MS and BA from the University of Washington. In addition to teaching comparative anatomy and evolution, Ken is also involved in developing software programs for use in the laboratory sections of these courses.

Table of Contents

1 Introduction

2 Origin of Chordates

3 The Vertebrate Story

4 Biological Design

5 Life History

6 Integument

7 Skeletal System: The Skull

8 Skeletal System: The Axial Skeleton

9 Skeletal System: The Appendicular Skeleton

10 The Muscular System

11 The Respiratory System

12 The Circulatory System

13 The Digestive System

14 The Urogenital System

15 The Endocrine System

16 The Nervous System

17 Sensory Organs

18 Conclusions

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