Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Kardong, Kenneth V. Vertebrates: comparative anatomy, function, evolution / Kenneth V. Kardong. — 6th ed. Mark Westneat; Vertebrates: Comparative Anatomy, Function, Evolution.— Kenneth V. Kardong. Second Edition. McGraw-Hill, Boston. : Vertebrates: Comparative Anatomy, Function, Evolution ( ) by Kenneth Kardong and a great selection of similar New, Used and.
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This one-semester text is designed for an upper-level majors course. Vertebrates features a unique emphasis on function and evolution of vertebrates, complete anatomical detail, and excellent pedagogy.
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Vertebrate groups are organized phylogenetically, and their systems discussed within such ksrdong context. Morphology is foremost, but the author has developed and integrated an understanding of function and evolution into the discussion of anatomy of the various systems. Key features Update and Revised. Many changes and revisions have been made throughout this new edition, some major, some small.
Vertebrates: Comparative Anatomy, Function, Evolution by Kenneth V. Kardong
The chapters on biological design, life history embryologycirculatory system, digestive system, endocrine system, and new sections in the concluding chapter have been substantially revised. An entirely new introductory section on evolution and development has been added to Chapter 5, based vertebeates molecular embryology but relating the importance of genomic control systems to morphological development.
After some decades of debate, fossil finds and experimental evidence have produced new ideas about the origin of flight in birds. This is discussed in a new section within the skeletal system. Features of the textbook have been expanded to make its presentation more clear and inviting.
Vertebrates: Comparative Anatomy, Function, Evolution
The use of color has been expanded which brightens these sections of the book. But color has also kardohg used to better correlate and compare structures between figures in these chapters.
Many illustrations are new, revised, or re-labeled to improve clarity. Cross references direct students to other areas of the text where they can refresh their understanding or clarify an unfamiliar subject. Important literature is cited at the end of each chapter, and Web links connect them to further references and resources.
A glossary of definitions is included at the end of the book with appendices covering vector algebra, International System of Units, common Greek and Latin combining forms, and classification of the chordates. The Skull Chapter 8 Skeletal System: Certified Buyer veftebrates, Bardhaman.
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