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Animals - Robert McNeill Alexander

Paperback Published: 11th June 1990
ISBN: 9780521348652
Number Of Pages: 520

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This book is about the major groups of animals, their structure, physiology and ways of life. Each chapter, except the first, deals with a taxonomic group of animals, usually a phylum or class. Brief descriptions of a few examples are followed by more detailed discussion of selected topics. Some of the topics are peculiarities of the groups (for example, the shells of molluscs and the flight of insects). Others are more widespread features or properties of animals which can be illustrated particularly well by reference to the group. Many experiments are described, on the grounds that it is as important and interesting to know how information is obtained, as to know the information itself. The text demonstrates the extraordinary diversity of animals, without becoming encumbered with excessive morphological and taxonomic information.

Single-celled animals
Animals with mesogloea
Rotifers and roundworms
Segmented animals
Bryozoans and brachiopods
Starfish and sea urchins
Primative chordates
Sharks and some other fishes
Teleosts and their relatives
Lungfishes and amphibians
Mammals and their relatives
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ISBN: 9780521348652
ISBN-10: 052134865X
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 520
Published: 11th June 1990
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.6 x 18.9  x 2.7
Weight (kg): 0.82

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