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Principles-oriented introductory zoology text for non-majors or combined majors/non-majors (freshman-sophomore level). An introductory general zoology text that is manageable in size and adaptable to a variety of course formats

Part One Biological Principles

1 Zoology: An Evolutionary and Ecological Perspective

2 Cells, Tissues, Organs, and Organ Systems of Animals

3 Cell Division and Inheritance

4 Evolution: History and Evidence

5 Evolution and Gene Frequencies

6 Ecology: Preserving the Animal Kingdom

Part Two Animal-Like Protists and Animalia

7 Animal Classification, Phylogeny, and Organization

8 Animal-like Protists: The Protozoa

9 Multicellular and Tissue Levels of Organization

10 The Triploblastic, Acoelomate Body Plan

11 The Pseudocoelomate Body Plan: Aschelminths

12 Molluscan Success

13 Annelida: The Metameric Body Form

14 The Arthropods: Blueprint for Success

15 The Hexapods and Myriapods: Terrestrial Triumphs

16 The Echinoderms

17 Hemichordata and Invertebrate Chordates

18 The Fishes: Vertebrate Success in Water

19 Amphibians: The First Terrestrial Vertebrates

20 Reptiles: The First Amniotes

21 Birds: Feathers, Flight, and Endothermy

22 Mammals: Specialized Teeth, Hair Endothermy, and Viviparity

Part Three Form and Function: A Comparative Perspective

23 Protection, Support, and Movement

24 Communication I: Nervous and Sensory Systems

25 Communication II: The Endocrine System and Chemical Messengers

26 Circulation and Gas Exchange

27 Nutrition and Digestion

28 Temperature and Body Fluid Regulation

29 Reproduction and Development

Note Chapters 30-34 can be found on the Online Learning Center

30 The Chemical Basis of Animal Life

31 Energy and Enzymes: Life's Driving and Controlling Forces

32 How Animals Harvest Energy Stored in Nutrients

33 Embryology

34 Animal Behavior

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