Zoology

Zoology

9th Edition

By Stephen Miller and John Harley

  • Copyright: 2013

  • Publication Date: Sep 27 2012

  • ISBN 10: 0073524174

  • ISBN 13: 9780073524177

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The 9th edition of Zoology continues to offer students an introductory general zoology text that is manageable in size and adaptable to a variety of course formats. It is a principles-oriented text wr

The 9th edition of Zoology continues to offer students an introductory general zoology text that is manageable in size and adaptable to a variety of course formats. It is a principles-oriented text written for the non-majors or the combined course, presented at the freshman and sophomore level.

New to the 9th edition are Learning Outcomes and Learning Outcome Review questions. Learning Outcomes help students identify and focus on the major concepts of each chapter. Learning Outcomes Review questions conclude each major concept to reinforce critical concepts students have just studied and include critical thinking questions that assess their understanding of those concepts.

Introducing Connect Zoology! For the first time in this discipline Connect and Connect Plus allow instructors to provide auto-gradable and interactive assessment material tied to learning outcomes and provide students better integration through live ebook links to animations, videos and audio assets.

  • Language: English

  • Imprint: WCB/McGraw-Hill

  • Dimension: 9.1 x 11.2

  • Page Count: 640

New Features

  • Integrated Learning Outcomes
    To help instructors with institutional measurement requirements, the ninth edition of Zoology provides learning outcomes for each major section in each chapter. Learning Outcomes Reviewss at the end of each section reinforce important concepts students have just studied. A question at the end of Learning Outcomes Review asks students to think critically about what they have read and learned.
  • Introducing Connect Zoology
    Instructors using the new Connect Zoology can access auto-gradable and interactive assessment material tied to learning outcomes from the text. Students using Connect Plus also have access to an interactive eBook that includes live links to animations, videos and audio assets.
  • New Digital Assets and Media Integration
    Many of the sections within each chapter are linked to animations of biological processes, MP3 files, and National Geographic or ScienCentral videos. This media integration is indicated within the printed text by icons directing students to the text website. In the interactive ebook version of the text available through ConnectPlus Zoology, these same icons are live links to the media assets.
  • All chapters and boxed readings have been carefully edited by outside reviewers and the authors. These revisions include minor to substantial changes in wording, artwork, photographs, content, and pedagogy.

Key Features

  • This text features an evolutionary and ecological focus, believing that these perspectives captivate students and are fundamental to understanding the unifying principles of zoology and the remarkable diversity within the animal kingdom. In this revision, the authors have taken a conservative, yet up-to-date, position on taxonomic and other challenges to traditional interpretations of zoological data.
  • Critical Thinking
    Analysis and Application Questions that have closed each chapter in previous editions have been carefully revised, and in some cases, completely rewritten. These questions ask students to think about, and apply, concepts they have learned in each chapter.
  • Evolutionary Insights boxes throughout the text provide more detailed examples of the evolution of animal organ systems and processes.
  • Wildlife Alert boxes depict the plight of selected animal species or broader ecosystem issues relating to preserving various animal species. this feature increases student awareness of the need to preserve animal habitats and species. These readings have been updated as the status of the animals covered have changed.
  • ?How Do We Know? sections throughout the text offer students insight into how biologists have arrived at conclusions regarding a variety of biological processes.

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Part One: Biological Principles

1. Zoology: An Evolutionary and Ecological Perspective

2. Cells, Tissues, Organs, and Organ Systems of Animals

3. Cell Division and Inheritance

Table of Contents

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Part One: Biological Principles

1. Zoology: An Evolutionary and Ecological Perspective

2. Cells, Tissues, Organs, and Organ Systems of Animals

3. Cell Division and Inheritance

4. Evolution: History and Evidence

5. Evolution and Gene Frequencies

6. Ecology: Preserving the Animal Kingdom

Part Two: Animal-Like Protists and Animalia

7. Animal Classification, Phylogeny, and Organization

8. Animal-like Protists: The Protozoa

9. Multicellular and Tissue Levels of Organization

10. The Triploblastic, Acoelomate Body Plan

11. Molluscan Success

12. Annelida: The Metameric Body Form

13. The Pseudocoelomate Body Plan: Aschelminthes (Lophotrochozoan and Ecdysozoan Phyla)

14. The Arthropods: Blueprint for Success

15. The Hexapods and Myriapods: Terrestrial Triumphs

16. The Echinoderms

17. Hemichordata and Invertebrate Chordates

18. The Fishes: Vertebrate Success in Water

19. Amphibians: The First Terrestrial Vertebrates

20. Reptiles: Nonavian Diapsid Amniotes

21. Birds: Reptiles by Another name

22. Mammals: Synapsid Amniotes

Part Three: Form and Function: A Comparative Perspective

23. Protection, Support, and Movement

24. Communication I: Nervous and Sensory Systems

25. Communication II: The Endocrine System and Chemical Messages

26. Circulation and Gas Exchange

27. Nutrition and Digestion

28. Temperature and Body Fluid Regulation

29. Reproduction and Development

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About the Authors

Stephen Miller

Stephen Miller currently teaches courses in Zoology, Biology and Invertebrate Zoology at The College of the Ozarks, Lookout Point, MO (Branson). He is also the author of General Zoology Lab Manual, 3e.

John Harley

John Harley teaches Anatomy & Physiology and General Biology at Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY and is also co-author of Prescott/Harley/Klein Microbiology and the ASM Microbial Telecourse Study Guide.