<p>This world-renowned text describes the anatomy of the major structural and behavioral groups of vertebrate animals, interpreting their form in terms of evolution and adaptation to habit and habitat. The presentation is sound and solid yet not so long and detailed as to overwhelm students. Designed for use in a one-term course in the structural analysis of vertebrates. </p> <p>Milton Hildebrand is extremely well known in the field especially for his collection of specimens that are now housed at the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology at UC Berkeley. The chapter opening photos in the text are of these specimens from the collection. The photographs were taken by a National Geographic photographer. </p>
The Nature Of Vertebrates Morphology.
SURVEY OF VERTEBRATE ANIMALS: THE PRINCIPAL STRUCTURAL PATTERNS.
Nature, Origins, and Classification of Vertebrates.
THE PHYLOGENY AND ONTOGENY OF STRUCTURE: EVOLUTION IN RELATION TO TIME AND MAJOR TAXA.
Integument and Its Derivatives.
Muscles and Electric Organs.
Coelom and Mesenteries.
Respiratory System and Gas Bladder.
Excretory System and Osmoregulation.
Reproductive System and Urogenital Ducts.
Nervous System: General, Spinal Cord, and Perpheral Nerves.
Nervous System: Brain.
STRUCTURAL ADAPTATION: EVOLUTION IN RELATION TO HABIT AND HABITAT.
Structural Elements of the Body.
Mechanics of Support and Movement.
Form, Function, and Body Size.
Running and Jumping.
Digging, and Crawling without Appendages.
Swimming and Diving.
Flying and Gliding.
Energetics and Locomotion.
Appendix: Anatomical Preparations.
Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 660
Published: 21st June 2001
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 20.9
Weight (kg): 1.28
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: Revised