Integrative Animal Biology

Paperback | April 1, 2013

byBrock Fenton, Elizabeth Dumont, Michael Owen

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A squid with an eye the size of a basketball, a mammal that has venomous spurs; these are the bizarre and unexpected features of the animal world that have us glued to animal TV shows and movies and lining up to visit zoos each year. These are the types of awe-inspiring examples in Integrative Animal Biology that will bring students into a world of wonder. Taking an integrated, systems-based approach to animal biology (invertebrate/vertebrate) this book contains the unusual and surprising examples of biological structures and processes within an evolutionary context that is designed to capture student attention. Embark on an unparalleled adventure and exploration into the animal world with Integrative Animal Biology.

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A squid with an eye the size of a basketball, a mammal that has venomous spurs; these are the bizarre and unexpected features of the animal world that have us glued to animal TV shows and movies and lining up to visit zoos each year. These are the types of awe-inspiring examples in Integrative Animal Biology that will bring students i...

M. Brock Fenton, Ph.D., is Professor of Biology, York University, Ontario, Canada. He has held professorial positions at Carleton University, York University, Rockefeller University, University of Texas at Austin, & Cornell University, usually in the departments of biology or mammalogy. Considered the foremost authority on bats, he liv...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:640 pages, 11.15 × 9.25 × 0.5 inPublished:April 1, 2013Publisher:Nelson College IndigenousLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0176502025

ISBN - 13:9780176502027

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Tales of AnimalsChapter 2: Body Plans, Skeletons, and DevelopmentChapter 3: The Phylogeny of Animal GroupsChapter 4: Evolutionary ProcessesChapter 5: Larvae and Life CyclesChapter 6: History of Animals: FossilsChapter 7: LocomotionChapter 8: FeedingChapter 9: DigestionChapter 10: Symbiosis and ParasitismChapter 11: Gaseous ExchangeChapter 12: CirculationChapter 13: ExcretionChapter 14: ReproductionChapter 15: Neural IntegrationChapter 16: Endocrine IntegrationChapter 17: BehaviourChapter 18: Interactions with Humans