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Zoology w/ OLC bind-in card

© 2005
by Stephen Miller John Harley

6th Edition Active, In-Print 576 Pages Hardcover
9780072933550 0072933550

http://www.mhhe.com/miller6e
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

New to this Edition

Major additions to the sixth edition focus on evolutionary principles and taxonomy. Evolutionary concepts must be presented clearly and convincingly in biology courses. The changes made will help instructors accomplish that goal by providing more evidence of evolution, more examples to illustrate evolutionary principles, and more detail on evolutionary mechanisms. Recent, fast-paced changes in animal taxonomy require constant reevaluation of the presentation of evolutionary relationships between animal taxa. Because the taxonomy of many animal groups is unsettled, we have tried to take a conservative, yet up-to-date, position on taxonomic revisions.

Chapter 4, Evolution: An Historical Perspective, is reorganized and presents new information on the distinction between microevolution and macroevolution. The coverage of the evidence of macroevolution includes an expanded discussion of paleontology, a reorganized and expanded discussion of homology, an analogy from the perspectives of both comparative anatomy and molecular biology, and a new presentation of evidence from developmental biology. A new section on phylogeny and common descent caps this chapter.

Chapter 5, Evolution and Gene Frequencies, begins with an expanded presentation of populations and gene pools. The sections on sources of variation and gene flow are enhanced with more information and new examples.

Chapter 9, Multicellular and Tissue Levels of Organization, presents new information on the evolutionary relationships of the Porifera, Cnidaria, and Ctenophora.

Chapter 13, Annelida: The Metameric Body Form, provides an updated taxonomy of the Annelida, including the presentation of the oligochaetes and leeches as members of a single class Clitellata.

Chapters 14 and 15 include an extensive update on arthropod taxonomy. Arthropods are presented as a monophyletic group, and recent thinking regarding crustacean ancestry for the phylum is discussed. There is expanded coverage of the hemocoel and insect nutrition and digestion.

Chordate taxonomy in chapters 17-22 has been updated. Chapter 18 includes expanded discussion of the evolution of jaws and paired appendages and the fish-to-amphibian transition. Chapter 19 introduces more coverage of the early evolution of the Stegocephalia and Tetrapoda. Chapter 21 has expanded coverage of bird evolution.

To further explain and support evolutionary concepts, this new edition has a second set of themed boxed readings (in addition to "Wildlife Alerts?) entitled "Evolutionary Insights." These boxes provide detailed examples of principles covered in a chapter and provide insight into how evolutionary biology works. For example, Chapter 4 includes a reading on big-cat biogeography that illustrates how a variety of sources of evidence are used to paint a picture of the history of one group of animals. Chapter 5 has a reading on speciation of Darwin's finches that illustrates how and why speciation occurs. Other readings describe ideas regarding animal origins and the debates that occur among taxonomists who try to sort out evolutionary relationships within animal groups.

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Retained Features

Each chapter includes a list of appropriate internet topics with hyperlinks in the OLC.

Emphasis on basic concepts at the most accessible level for students with no science background.

Numerous learning aids such as critical thinking questions, key terms, summaries, and glossary.

Evolutionary concepts are highlighted as they occur on the page.

"Wildlife Alert" boxes increase student awareness of the need to preserve animal habitats and species.

This text features an evolutionary and ecological focus, believing that these perspectives captivate students and are fundamental to understanding the unifying principles of zoology and the remarkable diversity within the animal kingdom.

In response to reviewer suggestions and requests, several chapters that are often treated as optional in courses; can be found on the text's website, including: The Chemical Basis of Animal Life / Energy and Enzymes: Life's Driving and Controlling Forces / How Animals Harvest Energy Stored In Nutrients / Embryology

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