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Vertebrates : comparative anatomy, function, evolution

Author: Kenneth V Kardong
Publisher: Boston : McGraw-Hill Higher Education, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 5th edView all editions and formats
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Each chapter opens with an outline, important concepts and anatomical terms are boldfaced. Vertebrates features a unique emphasis on function and evolution of vertebrates, complete anatomical detail, and excellent pedagogy.
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Genre/Form: Lehrbuch
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kenneth V Kardong
ISBN: 9780073040585 0073040584 0071284591 9780071284592 9780071270335 0071270337
OCLC Number: 226356763
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xviii, 779 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Origin of chordates --
The vertebrate story --
Biological design --
Life history --
Integument --
Skeletal system: the skull --
Skeletal system: the axial skeleton --
Skeletal system: the appendicular skeleton --
The muscular system --
The respiratory system --
The circulatory system --
The digestive system --
The urogenital system --
The endocrine system --
The nervous system --
Sensory organs --
Conclusions.
Responsibility: Kenneth V. Kardong.
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Each chapter opens with an outline, important concepts and anatomical terms are boldfaced. Vertebrates features a unique emphasis on function and evolution of vertebrates, complete anatomical detail, and excellent pedagogy.

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