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Vertebrates

Structures and Functions, 1st Edition

By S. M. Kisia

CRC Press

554 pages

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pub: 2010-04-12
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Description

Describing the diversity and features of various vertebrate groups, ranging from the oldest living fishes to the relatively more recent evolution of mammals, this book covers anatomical systems including organs and tissues, as well as their function and differentiation in various vertebrate groups. The authors also discuss the evolution of vertebrate groups from the earliest extinct ancestors to current living vertebrates. The book contains illustrations to clarify various issues as well as discussions of vertebrate features that enable adaptation to aquatic and terrestrial environments.

Table of Contents

Preface

General Introduction to the Study of Vertebrates

Diversity, Distribution and Characteristics of Vertebrates

Organization of the Vertebrate Body

Skeletal System

Muscular System

Integument

Nutrition and Digestion

Respiratory System

Reproduction and Early Developmental Biology

Circulatory System

Nervous System and Endocrine Organs

Sense Organs

Excretion and Osmoregulation

Evolution of Vertebrates

Index

Color Plate Section

About the Series

Biological Systems in Vertebrates

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
NAT001000
NATURE / Animals / General
SCI072000
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biology / Developmental Biology