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Vertebrate Life / F. Harvey Pough, Christine M. Janis, John B. Heiser

Pough, F. Harvey.
Contributor(s): Janis, Christine M [coautor] | Heiser, John B [coautor].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBook; Format: print Publisher: Boston : Pearson, 2013Edition: 9th ed.Description: pag. var. : il. ; 26 cm.ISBN: 9780321773364.Subject(s): Vertebrados
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For courses in Vertebrate Zoology, Vertebrate Biology Function, and Paleontology Widely praised for its comprehensive coverage and exceptionally clear writing style, this best-selling text explores how the anatomy, physiology, ecology, and behavior of animals interact to produce organisms that function effectively in their environments and how lineages of organisms change through evolutionary time. The Ninth Edition features dozens of new figures and photos, updated information from molecular data and evolutionary development, and expanded discussions on global climate change, extinction, and conservation.Table of ContentsI. VERTEBRATE DIVERSITY, FUNCTION, AND EVOLUTION 1. The Diversity, Classification, and Evolution of Vertebrates 2. Vertebrate Relationships and Basic Structure 3. Early Vertebrates: Jawless Vertebrates and the Origin of Jawed Vertebrates II. NON-AMNIOTIC VERTEBRATES: FISHES AND AMPHIBIANS 4. Living in Water 5. Radiation of the Chondrichthyes 6. Dominating Life in Water: The Major Radiation of Fishes 7. Geography and Ecology of the Paleozoic Era 8. Living on Land 9. Origin and Radiation of Tetrapods10. Salamanders, Anurans, and Caecilians III. SAUROSPIDA: TURTLES, LEPIDOSAURS, AND ARCHOSAURS11. Synapsids and Sauropsids: Two Approaches to Terrestrial Life12. Turtles13. The Lepidosaurs: Tuatara, Lizards, and Snakes14. Ectothermy: A Low-Cost Approach to Life15. Geography and Ecology of the Mesozoic Era16. Mesozoic Diapsids: Dinosaurs, Crocodilians, Birds, and Others17. Avian Specializations IV. SYNAPSIDA: THE MAMMALS18. The Synapsida and the Evolution of Mammals19. Geography and Ecology of the Cenozoic Era20. Mammalian Diversity and Characteristics21. Mammalian Specializations22. Endothermy: A High-Energy Approach to Life23. Body Size, Ecology, and Sociality of Mammals24. Primate Evolution and the Emergence of Humans25. The Impact of Humans on Other Species of Vertebrates

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