Animal Life in Fresh Water: A Guide to Fresh-Water Invertebrates by Helen MellanbyAnimal Life in Fresh Water: A Guide to Fresh-Water Invertebrates by Helen Mellanby

Animal Life in Fresh Water: A Guide to Fresh-Water Invertebrates

byHelen Mellanby

Paperback | November 27, 1975

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by Professor L. E. Eastham Formerly Professor of Zoology in the University of Sheffield Most books are written with the intention of supplying some particular need, but few end with such single purpose. Mrs. Mellanby's is no exception, for while the author planned this work to serve as a guide to the school pupil, which function it fulfils in an admirable way, it will also prove of value to the teacher, the university student and the amateur naturalist. While it may be argued that it is not the function of the Uni­ versities to teach Natural History in the commonly accepted sense, it will always be the aim of Zoologists to know more about animals, what they are and do, where they live and why they live in particular environments. It is unfortunate, in view of the fact that the majority of students of Zoology enter the teaching pro­ fession, that the increasing load of instruction in morphology, physiology, cytology, genetics, evolution and the like frequently makes a personal study of animal life in relation to environment almost impossible. The fortunate ones visit the sea for a fort­ night's course in Marine Ecology; the others take posts in schools without even this respite and set about converting their academic learning to a school curriculum. The result is an undesirable and often slavish imitation of university method in the school class­ room.
Title:Animal Life in Fresh Water: A Guide to Fresh-Water InvertebratesFormat:PaperbackPublished:November 27, 1975Publisher:Springer NetherlandsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0412213605

ISBN - 13:9780412213601


Table of Contents

1 Life in Fresh Water.- 2 Fresh-Water Sponges.- 3 Hydroids: Fresh-Water Coelenterates.- 4 Flatworms (Platyhelminthes).- a) Free-living Forms (Turbellarians).- b) Parasitic Forms (Trematodes and Cestodes).- c) Note on Nemertean Worms.- 5 Roundworms (Nematodes, With Notes on Acanthocephala and Gordiaceae).- 6 The True Worms (Annelida).- a) Oligochætes.- b) Leeches (Hirudineae).- 7 The Arthropoda: Crustacea.- 8 The Arthropoda: Insects.- 9 The Arthropoda: Insects (continued).- 10 The Arthropoda: The Arachnids.- 11 The Mollusca.- a) Snails (Gastropoda).- b) Mussels and Cockles (Lamellibranchia).- 12 The Polyzoa (Moss Animalcules).- 13 The Wheel Animalcules (Rotifera), With a Note on the Gastrotricha.- 14 The Protozoa.