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The life of vertebrates

Author: J Z Young
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press, 1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats

This study covers the anatomy and physiology of vertebrates, and includes a description of many aspects of their lives. In this edition new information has been added on many subjects, especially in  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: J Z Young
ISBN: 0198571739 9780198571735
OCLC Number: 813840954
Description: xv, 645 p. : il. ; 24 cm
Contents: Evolution of life in relation to climatic and geological change; The general plan of chordate organization: Amphioxus; The origin of chordates from filter feeding animals; The vertebrates without jaws: Lampreys; Fishes; Evolution and adaptive radiation of Chondrichthyes; The mastery of the water: Bony fishes; Lung fishes; First terrestrial vertebrates: Amphibia; Evolution and adaptive radiation of amphibia; Life on land: The reptiles; Evolution of the reptiles; Life in the air: The birds; Bird behaviour; The origin and evolution of birds; The origin of mammals; Marsupials; Evolution and classification of placental mammals; Insectivores, bats, and edentates; Primates; Monkeys, apes, and man; The origin of man; Rodents and rabbits; Whales; Carnivores; Protoungulates; Elephants and related forms; Perissodactyls; Artiodactyls; The efficiency of mammals; Conclusion: Evolutionary changes of the life of the vertebrates; References; Indexes.
Responsibility: J.Z. Young.


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