Integrative Animal Biology, 1st Edition
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A squid with an eye the size of a basketball, a mammal that has venomous spurs; these are the bizarre and unexpected features of the animal world that have us glued to animal TV shows and movies and lining up to visit zoos each year. These are the types of awe-inspiring examples in Integrative Animal Biology that will bring students into a world of wonder. Taking an integrated, systems-based approach to animal biology (invertebrate/vertebrate) this book contains the unusual and surprising examples of biological structures and processes within an evolutionary context that is designed to capture student attention. Embark on an unparalleled adventure and exploration into the animal world with Integrative Animal Biology.
- Study Plan feature provides an overview of all the topics and key concepts in the chapter.
- Self-Test questions at the end of each chapter help students test their knowledge of the concepts covered in each chapter.
- Why it Matters boxes capture the excitement of animal biology and help students understand why the topic is important and how the material fits into "the Big Picture"
- Concise introductory paragraphs called "Setting the Scene" alert students to the important themes and concepts covered in each chapter
- Study Break Questions encourage students to pause and think about the key concepts they have just encountered before moving to the next section.
- People Behind Animal Biology Boxes in each chapter contain boxed stories about how particular people have used their ingenuity and creativity to expand our knowledge of Animal Biology.
- The Purple Pages comprise a section in the middle of the text that places each organism within its phylogenetic context. Every organism mentioned in the textbook is accompanied by a Purple Pages reference number. This allows the student to locate the organism in the Purple Pages section, and identify its position within the phylogenetic context.
- Questions for Discussion are designed to challenge students to think broadly about animal biology and encourage classroom discussion of the topics covered in each chapter.
- In Perspective paragraphs draw together themes and concepts covered in the chapter and places them in the context of the book and discipline as a whole.
- Molecule Behind Animal Biology boxes give students a sense of the exciting impact of molecular research.
Table of Contents
- Chapter 1: Tales of Animals
- Chapter 2: Body Plans, Skeletons, and Development
- Chapter 3: The Phylogeny of Animal Groups
- Chapter 4: Evolutionary Processes
- Chapter 5: Larvae and Life Cycles
- Chapter 6: History of Animals: Fossils
- Chapter 7: Locomotion
- Chapter 8: Feeding
- Chapter 9: Digestion
- Chapter 10: Symbiosis and Parasitism
- Chapter 11: Gaseous Exchange
- Chapter 12: Circulation
- Chapter 13: Excretion
- Chapter 14: Reproduction
- Chapter 15: Neural Integration
- Chapter 16: Endocrine Integration
- Chapter 17: Behaviour
- Chapter 18: Interactions with Humans