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The invertebrates : a synthesis

Publisher: Oxford : Blackwell Science, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd ed
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The majority of undergraduate texts in invertebrate zoology (of which there are many) fall into one of two categories. They either offer a systematic treatment of groups of animals phylum by phylum,  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
ISBN: 0632047615 9780632047611
OCLC Number: 468570336
Notes: Bibliogr. en fin de chap. Glossaire. Index.
Description: VIII-497 p. : ill., couv. ill. ; 28 cm
Contents: Preface. Part I: Evolutionary Introduction. 1. Introduction: Basic Approach and Principles. 2. The Evolutionary History and Phylogeny of the Invertebrates. Part II: The Invertebrate Phyla. 3. Parallel Approaches to Animal Multicellularity. 4. The Worms. 5. The Molluscs. 6. The Lophophorates. 7. The Deuterostomes. 8. Invertebrates with Legs: The Arthropods and Similar Groups. Part III: Invertebrate Functional Biology. 9. Feeding. 10. Mechanics and Movement (Locomotion). 11. Respiration. 12. Excretion Ionic and Osmotic Regulation and Buoyancy. 13. Defence. 14. Reproduction and Life Cycles. 15. Development. 16. Control Systems. 17. Basic Principles Revisited. Glossary. Illustration Sources. Index.
Responsibility: R.S.K. Barnes ... P. Calow ... P.J.W. Olive ... [et al.].
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