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Vertebrates : comparative anatomy, function, evolution

Author: Kenneth V Kardong
Publisher: New York, NY : McGraw-Hill Education, [2015] ©2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Seventh editionView all editions and formats
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"This one-semester text is designed for an upper-level majors course. Vertebrates features a unique emphasis on function and evolution of vertebrates, complete anatomical detail, and excellent pedagogy. Vertebrate groups are organized phylogenetically, and their systems discussed within such a context. Morphology is foremost, but the author has developed and integrated an understanding of function and evolution into  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Textbooks
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kenneth V Kardong
ISBN: 9780078023026 0078023025 1259253759 9781259253751
OCLC Number: 862149184
Description: xix, 795 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
Contents: 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.
Responsibility: Kenneth V. Kardong, Ph. D., Washington State University.

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Designed for an upper-level majors course, this book features an emphasis on function and evolution of vertebrates, and complete anatomical detail. It organizes vertebrate groups phylogenetically,  Read more...

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