Vertebrates: Comparative Anatomy, Function, Evolution

Author: Kenneth Kardong

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 9780078023026

Category: Science

Page: 816

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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.


Comparative Anatomy, Function, Evolution

Author: Kenneth Kardong

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education

ISBN: 007765708X

Category: Science

Page: 816

View: 6784

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.

Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy: A Laboratory Dissection Guide

Author: Kenneth Kardong,Edward Zalisko

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 9780073369433

Category: Science

Page: 384

View: 6858

This high-quality laboratory manual may accompany any comparative anatomy text, but correlates directly to Kardong's Vertebrates: Comparative Anatomy, Function, Evolution text. This lab manual carefully guides students through dissections and is richly illustrated. First and foremost, the basic animal architecture is presented in a clear and concise manner. Throughout the dissections, the authors pause strategically to bring the students' attention to the significance of the material they have just covered.

Introduction to Biological Evolution

Author: Kenneth Kardong

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 9780073050775

Category: Science

Page: 368

View: 8373

Written for a general college audience, this book offers an introduction to the principles and significance of Darwinian evolution. It differs from most other textbooks on evolution in three fundamental ways: First, it is intended for students taking evolution early in their studies. Second, it examines the intellectual significance of Darwinian evolution. Third, the text departs from the standard treatment of evolution in other textbooks, wherein the arguments are reductionist, molecular, and overwhelmingly genetic in emphasis. Ken Kardong, also author of Vertebrates; Comparative Anatomy, Function, Evolution, is known for his accessible writing style. His almost conversational approach to this topic puts the reader at ease while learning evolutionary concepts. The result is an inviting book -- that will be read.

Hyman's Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy

Author: Libbie Henrietta Hyman

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226870137

Category: Science

Page: 788

View: 3721

The purpose of this book, now in its third edition, is to introduce the morphology of vertebrates in a context that emphasizes a comparison of structire and of the function of structural units. The comparative method involves the analysis of the history of structure in both developmental and evolutionary frameworks. The nature of adaptation is the key to this analysis. Adaptation of a species to its environment, as revealed by its structure, function, and reproductive success, is the product of mutation and natural selection–the process of evolution. The evolution of structure and function, then, is the theme of this book which presents, system by system, the evolution of structure and function of vertebrates. Each chapter presents the major evolutionary trends of an organ system, with instructions for laboratory exploration of these trends included so the student can integrate concept with example.

Atlas and Dissection Guide for Comparative Anatomy

Author: Saul Wischnitzer,Edith Wischnitzer

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780716769590

Category: Science

Page: 331

View: 8454

Ideal for undergraduate comparative anatomy courses, this classic manual combines comprehensive illustrations, text, and a clear, readable design. Organisms include protochordates, lampry, dogfish shark, mud puppy, and cat.

Comparative Anatomy of Vertebrates

Author: George C. Kent,Robert K. Carr

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780071181686


Page: 544

View: 3808

Deemed a classic for its reading level and high-quality illustrations, this respected text is ideal for your one-semester Comparative Anatomy course. For the ninth edition, George Kent is joined by new co-author Bob Carr. The emphasis is on biological, physical, and evolutionary aspects of anatomy with a system-by-system progression. Taxonomy (names) and phylogeny (evolutionary relationships) have been updated throughout, and learning aids include: links to the Internet, critical thinking questions, chapter outlines, boldface key terms, chapter summaries, and suggested readings.

Comparative Anatomy

Manual of Vertebrate Dissection

Author: Dale W. Fishbeck,Aurora Sebastiani

Publisher: Morton Publishing Company

ISBN: 1617314390

Category: Science

Page: 576

View: 847

This full-color manual is a unique guide for students conducting the comparative study of representative vertebrate animals. It is appropriate for courses in comparative anatomy, vertebrate zoology, or any course in which the featured vertebrates are studied.

Vertebrates, Comparative Anatomy, Function, Evolution

Author: CTI Reviews

Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

ISBN: 1467270148

Category: Education

Page: 522

View: 5312

Facts101 is your complete guide to Vertebrates, Comparative Anatomy, Function, Evolution. In this book, you will learn topics such as THE VERTEBRATE STORY, BIOLOGICAL DESIGN, LIFE HISTORY, and INTEGUMENT plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

Comparative Vertebrate Neuroanatomy

Evolution and Adaptation

Author: Ann B. Butler,William Hodos

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0471733830

Category: Medical

Page: 600

View: 4195

Comparative Vertebrate Neuroanatomy Evolution and Adaptation Second Edition Ann B. Butler and William Hodos The Second Edition of this landmark text presents a broad survey of comparative vertebrate neuroanatomy at the introductory level, representing a unique contribution to the field of evolutionary neurobiology. It has been extensively revised and updated, with substantially improved figures and diagrams that are used generously throughout the text. Through analysis of the variation in brain structure and function between major groups of vertebrates, readers can gain insight into the evolutionary history of the nervous system. The text is divided into three sections: * Introduction to evolution and variation, including a survey of cell structure, embryological development, and anatomical organization of the central nervous system; phylogeny and diversity of brain structures; and an overview of various theories of brain evolution * Systematic, comprehensive survey of comparative neuroanatomy across all major groups of vertebrates * Overview of vertebrate brain evolution, which integrates the complete text, highlights diversity and common themes, broadens perspective by a comparison with brain structure and evolution of invertebrate brains, and considers recent data and theories of the evolutionary origin of the brain in the earliest vertebrates, including a recently proposed model of the origin of the brain in the earliest vertebrates that has received strong support from newly discovered fossil evidence Ample material drawn from the latest research has been integrated into the text and highlighted in special feature boxes, including recent views on homology, cranial nerve organization and evolution, the relatively large and elaborate brains of birds in correlation with their complex cognitive abilities, and the current debate on forebrain evolution across reptiles, birds, and mammals. Comparative Vertebrate Neuroanatomy is geared to upper-level undergraduate and graduate students in neuroanatomy, but anyone interested in the anatomy of the nervous system and how it corresponds to the way that animals function in the world will find this text fascinating.

The Dissection of Vertebrates

A Laboratory Manual

Author: Gerardo De Iuliis,Gerald DeIuliis,Dino Pulera

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0080477356

Category: Science

Page: 304

View: 3831

The Dissection of Vertebrates covers several vertebrates commonly used in providing a transitional sequence in morphology. With illustrations on seven vertebrates – lamprey, shark, perch, mudpuppy, frog, cat, pigeon – this is the first book of its kind to include high-quality, digitally rendered illustrations. This book received the Award of Excellence in an Illustrated Medical Book from the Association of Medical Illustrators. It is organized by individual organism to facilitate classroom presentation. This illustrated, full-color primary dissection manual is ideal for use by students or practitioners working with vertebrate anatomy. This book is also recommended for researchers in vertebrate and functional morphology and comparative anatomy. The result of this exceptional work offers the most comprehensive treatment than has ever before been available. * Received the Award of Excellence in an Illustrated Medical Book from the Association of Medical Illustrators * Expertly rendered award-winning illustrations accompany the detailed, clear dissection direction * Organized by individual organism to facilitate classroom presentation * Offers coverage of a wide range of vertebrates * Full-color, strong pedagogical aids in a convenient lay-flat presentation

Vertebrate Life

Author: F. Harvey Pough,Christine M. Janis

Publisher: Sinauer Associates, Incorporated

ISBN: 9781605356075

Category: Vertebrates

Page: 675

View: 2167

Widely praised for its comprehensive coverage and 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 throughevolutionary time.


Form, Function and Evolution in Tetrapod Vertebrates

Author: Kurt Schwenk

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0080531636

Category: Science

Page: 537

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As the first four-legged vertebrates, called tetrapods, crept up along the shores of ancient primordial seas, feeding was among the most paramount of their concerns. Looking back into the mists of evolutionary time, fish-like ancestors can be seen transformed by natural selection and other evolutionary pressures into animals with feeding habitats as varied as an anteater and a whale. From frog to pheasant and salamander to snake, every lineage of tetrapods has evolved unique feeding anatomy and behavior. Similarities in widely divergent tetrapods vividly illustrate their shared common ancestry. At the same time, numerous differences between and among tetrapods document the power and majesty that comprises organismal evolutionary history. Feeding is a detailed survey of the varied ways that land vertebrates acquire food. The functional anatomy and the control of complex and dynamic structural components are recurrent themes of this volume. Luminaries in the discipline of feeding biology have joined forces to create a book certain to stimulate future studies of animal anatomy and behavior.

Life's Devices

The Physical World of Animals and Plants

Author: Steven Vogel

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691024189

Category: Science

Page: 367

View: 1174

Looks at how the structure of plants and animals help them cope with their surroundings and discusses materials, shapes, movements, and energy

Great Transformations in Vertebrate Evolution

Author: Kenneth P. Dial,Neil Shubin,Elizabeth L. Brainerd

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022626839X

Category: Science

Page: 424

View: 6902

How did flying birds evolve from running dinosaurs, terrestrial trotting tetrapods evolve from swimming fish, and whales return to swim in the sea? These are some of the great transformations in the 500-million-year history of vertebrate life. And with the aid of new techniques and approaches across a range of fields—work spanning multiple levels of biological organization from DNA sequences to organs and the physiology and ecology of whole organisms—we are now beginning to unravel the confounding evolutionary mysteries contained in the structure, genes, and fossil record of every living species. This book gathers a diverse team of renowned scientists to capture the excitement of these new discoveries in a collection that is both accessible to students and an important contribution to the future of its field. Marshaling a range of disciplines—from paleobiology to phylogenetics, developmental biology, ecology, and evolutionary biology—the contributors attack particular transformations in the head and neck, trunk, appendages such as fins and limbs, and the whole body, as well as offer synthetic perspectives. Illustrated throughout, Great Transformations in Vertebrate Evolution not only reveals the true origins of whales with legs, fish with elbows, wrists, and necks, and feathered dinosaurs, but also the relevance to our lives today of these extraordinary narratives of change.

An Atlas on the Comparative Anatomy of the Retinae of Vertebrates

Author: David T. Yew,Maria S. M. Wai,Winnie W. Y. Li

Publisher: Bentham Science Publishers

ISBN: 1608051943

Category: Medical

Page: 275

View: 983

This atlas covers basic as well as novel information on the retinae of various representative vertebrates including fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals. The book consists of over 200 illustrations with brief descriptions pointing out special features of each retina displayed. the detailed information on the complexity and variety of visual cells in different animals will give interested readers an insight on the retinae of vertebrates. the book is divided into the following sections: 1) the general architecture of retinae in different groups of animals; 2) the types of visual cells in different vertebrates; 3) the other retinal cells and synapses; 4) the degenerating retina; 5) general format of vertebrate retinal development. This atlas provides a sufficient framework in comparative retinal studies to inspire new research in the field of functional ophthalmology and biodiversity of visual cells. the book should be a useful reference for biologists, veterinarians, ophthalmologists, and eye researchers.

Invertebrate zoology

Author: Robert D. Barnes

Publisher: N.A


Category: Invertebrates

Page: 632

View: 9563