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Author: Richard C Brusca; Wendy Moore; Stephen M Shuster
Publisher: Sunderland, Massachusetts U.S.A. : Sinauer Associates, Inc., Publishers, 2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Third editionView all editions and formats

Invertebrates presents a modern survey of the 34 animal phyla (plus the Protista) and serves as both a college course text and a reference on invertebrate biology.


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard C Brusca; Wendy Moore; Stephen M Shuster
ISBN: 9781605353753 1605353752
OCLC Number: 961223232
Description: xix, 1104 p. : il. ; 29 cm
Contents: Introduction Classification, Systematics, Phylogeny The Protists: Kingdom Protista Introduction to Metazoa: Animal Architecture Introduction to Metazoa: Animal Development, Life Histories, and Origins Introduction to the Animal Kingdom Two Basal Metazoan Phyla: Porifera and Placozoa Phylum Cnidaria: Anemones, Corals, Jellyfish, and Their Kin Phylum Ctenophora: The Comb Jellies Introduction to the Bilateria, and the Phylum Xenacoelomorpha: Triploblasty and Bilateral Symmetry Provide New Avenues for Animal Radiation Phylum Platyhelminthes: Flatworms and Their Kin Four Enigmatic Protostome Phyla: Rhombozoa, Orthonectida, Chaetognatha, Gastrotricha Phylum Nemertea: The Ribbon Worms Phylum Mollusca: Snails, Clams, Cephalopods, and Their Kin Phylum Annelida: The Segmented (and Some Unsegmented) Worms Two Enigmatic Spiralian Phyla: Entoprocta and Cycliophora The Gnathifera: Phyla Gnathostomulida, Rotifera (including Acanthocephala), and Micrognathozoa The Lophophorates: Phyla Phoronida, Bryozoa, and Brachiopoda The Nematoida: Phyla Nematoda and Nematomorpha The Scalidophora: Phyla Kinorhyncha, Priapula, and Loricifera The Emergence of the Arthropods: Onychophora, Tardigrada, Trilobites, and the Arthropod Body Plan Phylum Arthropoda: The Crustacea Phylum Arthropoda The Hexapoda: Insects and Their Kin Phylum Arthropoda The Myriapods: Centipedes, Millipedes, and Their Kin Phylum Arthropoda: The Chelicerata Introduction to Deuterostomes, and the Phylum Echinodermata Phylum Hemichordata: Acorn Worms and Pterobranchs Phylum Chordata: Urochordata and Cephalochordata Perspectives on Invertebrate Phylogeny
Responsibility: Richard C. Brusca, Wendy Moore, Stephen M. Shuster.


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I am so thrilled that we finally getting a third edition of Invertebrates! I've been teaching invertebrate zoology for over fifteen years and this text is superior to any other on the market! * Read more...

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